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Faculty of Humanities
EmeritusProfessorGeoffreyHughes (Honorary
Research Associate)
The history of English; historical semantics; sociolinguistics;
the language of Shakespeare and Chaucer.
Mr Brian S. Lee (Honorary Research Associate)
Medieval English and Latin literature; British literature to
the end of the Victorian period.
Dr Christopher Ouma
New diasporic African fiction and focused on childhood
as a set of ideas for engaging with contemporary African
identity formation. In looking at the recurrent figures,
images and memories of childhood the study engages with
a range of ideas around memories, archives, chronotopes,
heritages, legacies, traditions and genealogies of identity
and identity-making.
Dr Peter Knox-Shaw (Honorary Research
The literature of cross-cultural encounter with particular
reference to the Romantic and post-Romantic periods;
Jane Austen and the Enlightenment; 18th-century studies.
Professor David Schalkwyk
Shakespeare; literature and society between 1580 and 1660
including non-Shakespearean drama and poetry; literary
theory: especially Marxism, Derrida, Saussure, Bakhtin/
Voloshinov and feminism; philosophy and literature
(especially Wittgenstein); pastoral and politics from 1580-
1750; South African prison writing.
Professor Kelwyn Sole
South African literature (especially black literature); African
oral literature; history, narrative and fictionalisation;
science fiction; Milton; stylistic and ideological changes in
17th-century poetry.
Dr Eric Strand
20th-century American literature, but also involves
American Studies due to an interest in central symbols such
as the “frontier,” understood as a free space where one can
reinvent oneself outside the norms of conventional society.
Dr Hedley Twidle
South African literatures in an African context, the colonial
and postcolonial and Natural history writing.
Dr Sandy Young
Early-modern literature and thought; Trans-atlantic colonial
literature and theory; the compilation as a form; Travel
writing; South African women’s prison writing and feminist
theory; Narrative and testimony.
Contact Details
Postal address: Department of English Language and
Literature, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3,
Rondebosch, 7701, South Africa
Tel: +27 21 650 2836/4535/5472
Fax: +27 21 650 2080
UCT General enquiries: +27 21 650 9111
UCT web:
Research output
Chapters in books
Buthelezi, M.P. 2012. Praise, politics, performance: from Zulu
izibongo to the Zionists. In D. Attwell and D. Attridge (eds),
The Cambridge History of South African Literature, pp. 77-94.
USA: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-107-68187-3.
Clarkson, C.P. 2012. ‘The obliging etymology of “nomos”’:
Peter Fitzpatrick and the aesthetics of law. In R. Buchanan, S.
Motha and S. Pahuja (eds), Reading Modern Law, pp. 165-177.
New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-56854-8.
Driver, D.J. 2012. The fabulous fifties: short fiction in English.
In D. Attwell and D. Attridge (eds), The Cambridge History
of South African Literature, pp. 387-409. USA: Cambridge
University Press. ISBN 978-1-107-68187-3.
Favish, J., Ross, D.A., Inggs, S.C., Kathard, H., Clarkson, C.P.,
Case, J.M., Collier-Reed, B.I. and Reid, S. 2012. Reflections
on developing distinctive University of Cape Town graduate
attributes. In M. Coetzee et al (eds), Developing Student
Graduateness and Employability, pp. 207-225. Randburg:
Knowres Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86922-189-8.
Hughes, G. 2012. Changing attitudes and political correctness.
In T. Nevainen and E.C. Traugott (eds), The Oxford Handbook
of the History of English, pp. 402-411. United Kingdom:
Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199922765.
Twidle, H.L. 2012. From ‘The Origin of Language’ to a
language of origin: a prologue to the Grey Collection. In A.
van der Vlies (ed.), Print, Text and Book Cultures in South
Africa, pp. 252-283. Johannesburg: WITS University Press.
ISBN 978 1 86814 566 9.
Twidle, H.L. 2012. The Bushmen’s Letters’:/Xam narritives
of the Bleek and Lloyd Collection and their afterlives. In
D. Attwell and D. Attridge (eds), The Cambridge History
of South African Literature, pp. 19-41. USA: Cambridge
University Press. ISBN 978-1-107-68187-3.