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Kate Burling

Kate Burling obtained her Master’s Degree in English Language, Literature and Modernity at UCT and holds a BA (Hons) from the University of London. Her research interests include Modernist writing from the turn of the 20th century – in particular Joseph Conrad – and Bob Dylan’s late work. She is hooked on narrative study and is using new ideas in rhetorical theory to explore relationships among acoustic, performative and ethical narrative in her doctoral dissertation, ‘Sound system: acoustic narrative and performativity in the ethical dimensions of Joseph Conrad’s late works’. She 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.