Kate Burling is a 2nd-year PhD student of English Literature the University of Cape Town. I obtained my Master’s Degree in English Language, Literature and Modernity at UCT and hold a BA (Hons) from the University of London. My research interests include Modernist writing from the turn of the 20th century - in particular Joseph Conrad - and Bob Dylan’s late work. I’m hooked on narrative study and I’m using new ideas in rhetorical theory to explore relationships among acoustic, performative and ethical narrative. I was 2013/14 visiting scholar with ‘Project Narrative’ at Ohio State University, working on background-track commentaries and songs-within-texts in Conrad’s writing.