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In memoriam: Professor Harry Garuba
The Department is in mourning following the passing of our beloved colleague and teacher, Professor Harry Garuba, late on Friday 28 February 2020. Harry was a wonderful mentor. A deeply kind and wise teacher to so many of us, he also had a fierce...
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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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Thursday, 1 October 2020
Professor Ayanna Thompson
Shakespeare and Social Justice keynote address by Professor Ayanna Thompson: 5pm, 16 May 2019

Professor Ayanna Thompson will deliver the keynote address, ‘Shakespeare and Blackface’, for the Shakespeare and Social Justice conference, co-hosted by the English Department. 17h00 on 16 May at the Fugard Studio Theatre.

Publication Date:
Wed, 15 May 2019 - 11:30
Event: Andrew van der Vlies in conversation with Erica Lombard at UCT on 4 April

On 4 April, 1–2pm, AC Jordan 116, Prof. Andrew van der Vlies (QMUL, UWC) will be in conversation with Dr Erica Lombard (UCT) about Zoë Wicomb's Race, Nation, Translation and South African Writing in Transition.

Publication Date:
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 - 13:30
English Honours students Daniela Friedman and Tasneem Allybokus have been made interns at PEN SA

English Honours students Daniela Friedman and Tasneem Allybokus have joined PEN SA as interns.

Publication Date:
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 - 11:30
Book launch: The Zulus of New York, by Zakes Mda. In conversation with Nadia Davids

The launch of The Zulus of New York, by Zakes Mda. Mda will be in conversation with Nadia Davids.

Publication Date:
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 - 11:00

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