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English Literary Studies at UCT
The English Department is home to a wide range of creative and critical engagements in literary and cultural studies.
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Why Literary Studies?
A degree in English Literary Studies prepares you for any role in which skills like close reading, clear writing and critical thinking are crucial.

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Saturday, 19 October 2019
Barbara Boswell’s novel, Grace has been shortlisted for the UJ Debut Literary Prize for South African Writing in English

Associate Professor Barbara Boswell’s novel, Grace (Modjaji 2017) has been shortlisted for the UJ Debut Literary Prize for South African Writing in English

Publication Date:
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 12:45
Black Archives and Intellectual Histories - Embodied Epistemes: Disappearance and the Archive

It is with great excitement that we invite you to join us for Monday's (17 September 2018) Black Archives Seminar! Mamela Nyamza and Mlondi Zondi will enter into a conversation titled Embodied Epistemes: Disappearance and the Archive!

Publication Date:
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 11:15
Associate Professor Barbara Boswell's interview for the Cheeky Natives Podcast

Associate Professor Barbara Boswell was recently interviewed for the Cheeky Natives Podcast about her novel, Grace.

Publication Date:
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 - 09:45
Professor Carrol Clarkson wins UCT Meritorious Book Award

Professor Carrol Clarkson, Honorary Research Associate and former Head of the English Department, has won a UCT Meritorious Book Award for 2018, in recognition of her new monograph, Drawing the Line: Towards an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice.

Publication Date:
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 - 14:30

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