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Dr Musawenkosi Ndlovu
Political communication and political marketing, youth and
news media studies.
Dr Ian Rijsdijk
Film and history, Terrence Malick, environment and film.
Multi-disciplinary research in public rhetoric, deliberative
democracy and argumentative culture.
Dr Ibrahim Saleh
Political communication and political marketing, youth and
news media studies
Dr Alexia Smit
Affect and visceral displays of the body on contemporary
British and American television. Television aesthetics across
a range of television genres and formats.
Dr Marion Walton
Literacy and access to technology in South Africa, and
on developing semiotic models that can explain user
experience of computer games and the Web.
Contact Details
Postal address: Centre for Film and Media Studies, Arts
Building Room 204, University Avenue, Rondebosch, 7701
Tel: +27 21 650 3373
Fax: +27 21 650 4828
UCT General enquiries: +27 21 650 9111
UCT web:
Centre for Rhetoric Studies
Director: Philippe-Joseph Salazar, Distinguished
Professor of Rhetoric
URC Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Dr Sergio
Centre Profile
The Centre was founded in 1995, as an academic response
to the establishment of democracy in South Africa, and in
the wake of a large international conference on “Persuasion
and Power” held in July 1994. The Centre is unique on
the Continent and concerns itself with multi-disciplinary
research in public rhetoric, deliberative democracy and
argumentative culture. Its pioneering role is recognized
by the
International Encyclopedia of Communication
(Blackwell, 2008).
The Centre was awarded a 5-year endowment from the A
W Mellon Foundation to support its graduate recruitment
(Mellon-UCT Scholarships in Rhetoric Studies).
A detailed description of the Centre’s research activities
and publications (including the
African Yearbook of
) can be found on its dedicated Website: www.
Research Output
Authored books
Botha, M. 2012. South African Cinema 1896 – 2010. UK and
USA: Intellect Books. 297pp. ISBN 978-1-84150-458-2.
Haupt, A. 2012. Static: Race Representation in Post-
Apartheid Music. Cape Town, South Africa: HSRC Press.
232pp. ISBN 978-0-7969-2386-8.
Salazar, Ph.-J. 2012. De l’art de seduire l’eletuer indecis.
Paris, France: Francois Bourin Editeur. 107pp. ISBN 978-2-
Chapters in books
Alloggio, S. and Thomas, K. 2012. Forgetting responsibility:
Hannah Arendt and the work of (undoing) psychic resistance
post-apartheid. In C. Hilb and Ph.-J. Salazar (eds), New
beginnings: Argentina and South Africa, pp. 119-130.
Melkbosstrand, Cape Town: AfricaRhetoric Publishing.
ISBN 9780987033406.
Bosch, T. 2012. African youth, identity formation and social
media. The eLearning Africa 2012 Report, pp. 33-34.
Germany: ICWE. ISBN 978-3-941055-15-5.
Bosch, T. 2011. Talk radio, democracy and the public
sphere: 567MW in Cape Town. In L. Gunner, D. Ligaga and
D. Moyo (eds), Radio in Africa, pp. 197-207. Johannesburg,
South Africa: WITS University Press. ISBN 9781868145508.
Glenn, I.E. 2012. Eighteenth-century natural history, travel
writing and South African literary historiography. In D.
Attwell and D. Attridge (eds), The Cambridge History of
South African Literature, pp. 158-179. USA: Cambridge
University Press. ISBN 978-1-107-68187-3.
Marx, L.G. 2012. Rituals of memory and desire. In J. Mistry
and J.A. Ellapen (eds), We Remember Differently: Race,
Memory, Imagination, pp. 141-149. Pretoria: UNISA Press.
ISBN 9781868886937.
Mattes, R.B. and Glenn, I.E. 2012. Political communication
in post-apartheid South Africa. In H.A. Semetko and
M. Scammell (eds), The SAGE Handbook of Political