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Literatures of Betrayal

Risk, collaboration and collapse in post-TRC narrative. The Eleventh International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies ‘Literary Journalism: Telling the Untold Stories’. Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande so Sul. Porto Alegre, Brazil, 19-21 May 2016. The TRC’s purpose was not … Continue reading

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White Papers, Necessary Noises

The Strange and Surprizing Adventures of Jeremy Cronin. Paper delivered at Craft Wars: Comparative Perspectives on Poetry ’74 | University of Cape Town, 19 September 2014. Jeremy Cronin, Deputy General Secretary of the South African Communist Party, MP and poet, describes … Continue reading

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A Literary Con

  A Literary Con: The ‘memoirs’ of Herman Charles Bosman and Dugmore Boetie. Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), New York University, 20-23 March 2014. After a while, I think, the wit begins to pall. Ironic inversions are worked … Continue reading

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The Lives of Objects

Oxford Centre for Life Writing | 20 – 22 September 2013 | Archive and Public Culture gazette. …Stories, like objects, have contours and patterns. And certain objects might allow us to tell stories that are shaped more irregularly and are more … Continue reading

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Obscure White Messenger

Revised version presented at The Lives of Objects: Inaugural Conference of the Oxford Centre for Life Writing, Wolfson College, directed by Hermione Lee | 20-22 September 2013.

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Histories of an African farm

Land and literary non-fiction from Sol Plaatje to Jonny Steinberg. The ‘story of an African farm’ is one of the most overworked motifs in South African literary history. Within ‘white writing’ from the region, it seems that almost every novelist … Continue reading

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‘What we talk about when we talk about writing’

Extracurricular workshops for students looking to develop their written skills. UCT Conference on Teaching and Learning | 2012. Abstract Many who teach in the field of literary studies at UCT feel the need for a forum which provides writing support … Continue reading

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