Dr Meg Samuelson
|2018||Associate Professor Extraordinary||Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch|
|2017||Lecturer||The University of Adelaide|
|2013 - 2017||Associate Professor||University of Cape Town|
|2009 - 2012||Associate Professor||Stellenbosch University|
|2007 - 2008||Senior Lecturer||Stellenbosch University|
|2005 - 2006||Lecturer||Stellenbosch University|
|2017 - 2022||Achievement||Internationally Acclaimed Researcher (B2) Rating||National Research Foundation of South Africa||ZAR160,000|
|2017 - 2017||Research Award||Women's Research Excellence Award||The University of Adelaide||$5000|
|2015 - 2016||Award||Merit Award (Research and Teaching)||University of Cape Town||ZAR66,000|
|2014||Research Award||Young Researcher Award||College of Fellows, University of Cape Town||ZAR30,000|
|2007 - 2012||Research Award||Rector's Award for Research Excellence||Stellenbosch University|
|University of Cape Town||South Africa||BA (Hons)|
|University of Cape Town||South Africa||PhD|
|University of Leeds||United Kingdom||MA (Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures)|
|2018||Samuelson, M. (2018). “You’ll never forget what your camera remembers”: image-things and changing times in Capital Art Studio, Zanzibar’. Critical Arts: A Journal of South-North Cultural Studies, -.|
|2017||Samuelson, M. (2017). Searching for stoke in Indian Ocean surf zones: surfaris, offshoring and the shore-break. Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 13, 3, 311-325.
|2017||Samuelson, M. (2017). Coastal form: Amphibian positions, wider worlds, and planetary horizons on the African Indian ocean littoral. Comparative Literature, 69, 1, 16-24.
|2017||Samuelson, M. (2017). African textualities: travelling forms and subjects–an introduction. Social Dynamics, 43, 1, 1-7.
|2016||Samuelson, M. (2016). Literature in the world: a view from Cape Town. PMLA, 131, 5, 1544-1547.
|2016||Samuelson, M. (2016). Reading nostalgia and beyond: the hermeneutics of suspicion and race; and, learning to read, again, with Zoë Wicomb. English in Africa, 43, 3, 117-139.
|2016||Samuelson, M. (2016). Rendering the Cape-as-port: Sea-Mountain, Cape of Storms/Good Hope, Adamastor and local-world literary formations. Journal of Southern African Studies, 42, 3, 523-537.
|2016||Samuelson, M. (2016). Producing a world of remains in Indian Ocean Africa: discrepant time, melancholy affect and the subject of transport in Capital Art Studio, Stone Town, Zanzibar. African Studies, 75, 2, 233-256.
|2014||Samuelson, M. (2014). Re-telling freedom in Otelo Burning: the beach, surf noir, and Bildung at the Lamontville pool. Journal of African Cultural Studies, 26, 3, 307-323.
|2014||Samuelson, M. & Thompson, G. (2014). Introduction. Journal of African Cultural Studies, 26, 3, 303-306.
|2014||Samuelson, M. (2014). Yvette Christiansë's Oceanic Genealogies and the Colonial Archive: Castaways and Generations from Eastern Africa to the South Atlantic. Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies, 1, 1-2, 27-38.
|2014||Samuelson, M. & Thompson, G. (2014). Interview with Sara Blecher and Sihle Xaba: The making and meanings of Otelo Burning. Journal of African Cultural Studies, 26, 3, 352-361.
|2014||Samuelson, M. (2014). (Un)lawful subjects of company. Interventions, 16, 6, 795-817.
|2013||Samuelson, M. (2013). Narrative cartographies, ‘beautiful things’ and littoral states in Abdulrazak Gurnah's By the Sea. English Studies in Africa, 56, 1, 78-90.
|2013||Samuelson, M. (2013). Sea-changes, dark tides and littoral states: oceans and coastlines in post-apartheid South African narratives. Alternation, 6, 9-28.|
|2012||Samuelson, M. (2012). Crossing the Indian Ocean and wading through the littoral: cosmopolitan visions in Amitav Ghosh’s ‘antique land’ and ‘tide country’. Cultural Dynamics, 24, 2-3, 189-205.
|2012||Samuelson, M. (2012). Textual subjects in motion: letters, literature and print medium in an Indian-South African exchange (1928-1946). PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, 9, 1, 1-19.
|2012||Samuelson, M. (2012). Abdulrazak Gurnah’s fictions of the Swahili coast: littoral locations and amphibian aesthetics. Social Dynamics, 38, 3, 499-515.
|2011||Samuelson, M. (2011). Reading Zoë Wicomb's cosmopolitan, domestic and recursive settings. Current Writing, 23, 2, 88-92.
|2011||Samuelson, M. (2011). Orienting the Cape: a 'white' woman writing Islam in South Africa. Social Dynamics, 37, 3, 363-378.
|2011||Samuelson, M. & Musila, G. (2011). Locations and locutions: Which Africa, whose Africa?. Social Dynamics, 37, 3, 424-426.
|2010||Samuelson, M. (2010). Scripting connections: Reflections on the 'post-transitional'. English Studies in Africa, 53, 1, 113-117.
|2010||Gamba, H., Michael, C. & Samuelson, M. (2010). Symposium: Global Africa: Travels, transfer, transformation Festschrift for Brenda Cooper: Introduction. Social Dynamics, 36, 2, 235-238.
|2010||Samuelson, M. (2010). Oceanic histories and protean poetics: The surge of the sea in Zoë Wicomb's fiction. Journal of Southern African Studies, 36, 3, 543-557.
|2010||Samuelson, M. (2010). (Un)settled states: Indian Ocean passages, performative belonging and restless mobility in post-apartheid South African fiction. Social Dynamics, 36, 2, 272-287.
|2009||Samuelson, M. (2009). Editorial: Social Dynamics. Social Dynamics, 35, 2, 211-212.
|2009||Samuelson, M. (2009). A community of letters on the Indian Ocean rim: Friendship, fraternity and (Af-filial) love. English in Africa, 35, 1, -.
|2008||Samuelson, M. (2008). Walking through the door and inhabiting the house: South African literary culture and criticism after the transition. English Studies in Africa, 51, 1, 130-137.
|2008||Samuelson, M. (2008). 'Lose your mother, kill your child': The passage of slavery and its afterlife in narratives by Yvette Christiansë and Saidiya Hartman. English Studies in Africa, 51, 2, 38-48.
|2008||Samuelson, M. (2008). The urban palimpsest: Re–presenting Sophiatown. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 44, 1, 63-75.
|2007||Samuelson, M. (2007). Yvonne Vera's Bulawayo: Modernity, (im)mobility, music, and memory. Research in African Literatures, 38, 2, 22-35.
|2007||Driver, D. & Samuelson, M. (2007). History's Intimate invasions: Yvonne Vera's The Stone Virgins. English Studies in Africa, 50, 2, 101-120.
|2007||Samuelson, M. (2007). The disfigured body of the female guerrilla: (De)militarization, sexual violence, and redomestication in Zoë Wicomb's David's Story. Signs, 32, 4, 833-856.
|2007||Samuelson, M. (2007). Re-imagining South Africa via a passage to India: M.K. Jeffreys's archive of the Indian Ocean world. Social Dynamics, 33, 2, 61-85.
|2007||Samuelson, M. (2007). The city beyond the border: the urban worlds of Duiker, Mpe and Vera. African Identities, 5, 2, 247-260.
|2007||Viljoen, S. & Samuelson, M. (2007). Editorial. Social Dynamics, 33, 2, 1-2.
|2005||Samuelson, M. (2005). “Home and the world”: The contestation of social fictions in three South African women's memoirs. English Academy Review, 22, 1, 32-42.
|2005||Distiller, N. & Samuelson, M. (2005). "Denying the Coloured Mother": Gender and Race in South Africa. L'Homme, 16, 2, -.
|2003||Samuelson, M. (2003). Cracked vases and untidy seams: Narrative structure and closure in the truth and reconciliation commission and South African Fiction. Current Writing, 15, 2, 63-76.
|2002||Samuelson, M. (2002). The rainbow womb: rape and race in South African fiction of the transition. Kunapipi, 24, 1-2, 88-100.|
|2000||Samuelson, M. (2000). Reading the Maternal Voice in Sindiwe Magona's To My Children's Children and Mother to Mother. MFS Modern Fiction Studies, 46, 1, 227-245.
|2007||Samuelson, M. (2007). Remembering the Nation, Dismembering Women? Stories of the South African Transition. Scottsville, South Africa: U of KwaZulu-Natal P.|
|2004||Rasebotsa, N., Samuelson, M. & Thomas, K. (2004). Nobody Ever Said AIDS Poems and Stories from Southern Africa.|
|2018||Samuelson, M. (2018). Scenes & Settings. In J. Zimbler (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to JM Coetzee Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.|
|2017||Samuelson, M. (2017). Unsettling Homes and the Provincial-Cosmopolitan Point of View in Zoë Wicomb’s October. In D. Attridge & K. Easton (Eds.), Zoë Wicomb and the Translocal 2017: Routledge.|
|2015||Samuelson, M. (2015). Crossing the Indian Ocean and wading through the littoral: cosmopolitan visions in Amitav Ghosh's 'antique land' and 'tide country'. In S. Gabriel & F. Rosa (Eds.), Cosmopolitan Asia: Littoral Epistemologies of the Global South (pp. 105-122). London: Routledge.
|2015||Samuelson, M. (2015). Literary inscriptions on the South African Beach: Ambiguous settings, ambivalent textualities. In U. Kluwick & V. Richter (Eds.), The Beach in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures: Reading Littoral Space (pp. 121-138). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.|
|2012||Samuelson, M. (2012). Writing women. In D. Attwell & D. Attridge (Eds.), The Cambridge History of South African Literature (pp. 757-778). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
|2012||Samuelson, M. (2012). Textual circuits and intimate relations: A community of letters across the Indian Ocean. In A. Van der Vlies (Ed.), Print, Text and Book Histories in Southern Africa (pp. 87-108). Johannesburg: Wits University Press.|
|2010||Samuelson, M. (2010). Cceanic charades: the female figures of M.K. Jeffreys's Passage to India. In 1. Hofmeyr & P. Gupta (Eds.), Eyes Across the Water: Navigating the Indian Ocean University of South Africa Press.|
|2010||Samuelson, M. (2010). The Urban Palimpsest: Re-Presenting Sophiatown. In R. Primorac (Ed.), African City Textualities (pp. 63-75). London: Routledge.|
|2010||Samuelson, M. (2010). Making home on the Indian Ocean rim: relocations in South African literature. In A. Jamal & S. Moorthy (Eds.), Indian Ocean Studies: Cultural, Social and Political Perspectives (pp. 298-317). Routledge.
|2009||Samuelson, M. (2009). Nongqawuse, National Time and (Female) Authorship in The Heart of Redness. In Ways of Writing: Critical Essays on Zakes Mda (pp. 229-253). Scottsville, South Africa: U of KwaZulu-Natal P.|
|2008||Samuelson, M. (2008). The Disfigured Body of the Female Guerrilla: (De)Militarization, Sexual Violence and Re-Domestication in Zoë Wicomb’s David’s Story. In K. Alexander & M. Hawkesworth (Eds.), War & Terror: Feminist Perspectives (pp. 88-112). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.|
|2008||Samuelson, M. (2008). The City Beyond the Border: The Urban Worlds of Duiker, Mpe and Vera.. In F. Demissie (Ed.), Postcolonial African Cities. Imperial Legacies and Postcolonial Predicament London: Routledge.|
|2006||Samuelson, M. (2006). Fictional Representations of Rape in South African Fiction of the Transition. In Africa, Europe, and (Post)Colonialism: Racism, Migration and Disapora in African Literatures (pp. 183-193). Bayreuth, Germany: Bayreuth University.|
|2005||Samuelson, M. (2005). Crossing borders with words: Sello Duiker, Phaswane Mpe & Yvonne Vera. In M. Mzamane (Ed.), Words Gone Two Soon (pp. 196-201). Johannesburg: Skotaville Press.|
|2004||Samuelson, M. (2004). The Mother-as-Witness: Reading 'Mother to Mother' alongside South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In S. Koyana (Ed.), Sindiwe Magona: The First Decade (pp. 127-144). Pietermarizburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal.|
|2004||Samuelson, M. & Driver, D. (2004). History's Intimate Invasions: Yvonne Vera's The Stone Virgins. In B. Weiss (Ed.), The End of Unheard Narratives: Contemporary Perspectives on Southern African Literature (pp. 175-208). Neckargemünd: Kalliope.|
|2002||Samuelson, M. (2002). Re-Membering the Body: Rape and Recovery in Without a Name. In Sign and Taboo: Perspectives on the Poetic Fiction of Yvonne Vera (pp. 93-100). Oxford, England: Currey.|
|2002||Samuelson, M. (2002). 'A River in My Mouth': Writing the Voice in Under the Tongue. In Sign and Taboo: Perspectives on the Poetic Fiction of Yvonne Vera (pp. 15-24). Oxford, England: Currey.|
|2001||Samuelson, M. (2001). Lifting the Veil of Romance: A Reading of Lord Jim. In Conrad at the Millennium: Modernism, Postmodernism, Postcolonialism (pp. 345-360). Boulder, CO--Lublin, Poland: Social Science Monographs--Maria Curie-Skłodowska University.|
South African Settings and Australian Connections. Faculty Research Active Grant Scheme (FRAGS), Faculty of Arts, The University of Adelaide, 2017. Value: AU$5,000.
African Textualities: Mobilities, Translations, Frames. African Collaboration Grant, Programme for the Enhancement of Research Capacity, University of Cape Town, 2014-2016. Value: ZAR175,000.00.
Coastal Cultures, Oceanic Africa & Thinking from the Cape: Literary and Cultural Positions. National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa. Competitive Programme for Rated Researchers (CPRR), 2014-2016 (Grant Number 87809). Value: ZAR400,000.00 plus ZAR320,000.00 in graduate funding.
Intimate Relations between South Africa and South (East) Asia Stellenbosch University Research Grant Award, 2009-2010. Value: ZAR50,000.00.
Southern African Subjectivities: Roots and Routes in Literary and Cultural Studies. Thuthuka Programme for emerging researchers, National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa, 2006-2011. Value: approx. ZAR200,000.00 plus approx. ZAR1.5 million in graduate/staff development funding.
Current PhD Supervisions:
R. Niemann. ‘Reading Margaret Atwood’s twenty-first fictions at the dawn of the Anthropocene epoch’. Primary supervisor (80%).
G. Mitchell. ‘Malediction: Towards a Queer Black Humor’. Novella and Exegesis. Co-supervisor (20%).
Current PhD Co-Supervisions (external):
J. Simeus, ‘Speaking Others – Speaking the Self. A Study of the Textual Construction of Selfhood in Three South African Texts with Autobiographical Traits’. Linnaeus University, Sweden.
M. Geustyn, ‘Littoral literatures: amphibious politics in South African writings’. University of Cape Town, South Africa.
R. Roux, ‘Post-apartheid Speculative Fiction and the South African city’. University of Cape Town, South Africa.
D. W. Kiguru, ‘Creating an African Literary Canon’. Humanities Faculty Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Cape Town, 2016.
P. Aghoghovwia, ‘Reading Petrocultures in the Niger Delta: An Eco-Critical Enquiry’. University Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Cape Town, 2015.
K. Ngara, ‘Imagining Postcolonial Urban Space in Work by Ivan Vladislavic and other Southern African Writers’. University Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Cape Town, 2013.
Completed PhD Supervisions:
K. Naicker, ‘Return to the Scene of the Crime: Representing Homecoming in Postcolonial Fiction’. Graduated: University of Cape Town, 2017. Primary supervisor.
P. Phalafala, ‘“My name is Afrika”: Setswana Genealogies, Trans-Atlantic Interlocutions, and NOW-Time in Keorapetse Kgositsile’s Life and Work’. Graduated: University of Cape Town, 2016. Primary supervisor.
C. Abel, ‘Power and Transgression: Margins, Crossings and Monstrous Women in Selected Works of Bharati Mukherjee and Angela Carter’. Graduated: University of Cape Town, 2016. Sole supervisor.
F. Mkwesha, ‘Zimbabwe Women Writers from 1950 to the Present: Re-creating Gender Images’. Graduated: Stellenbosch University, 2016. Primary supervisor.
L.G. Spencer, ‘Writing Women in Uganda and South Africa: Emerging narratives from post-repressive states’. Graduated: Stellenbosch University, 2014. Primary supervisor.
K. Muchemwa, ‘Imagining the Zimbabwean City: 1950 to 2010’. Graduated: Stellenbosch University, 2013. Primary supervisor.
C. Weyer, ‘Confession, Ethics and Embodiment in the Poetry of Joan Metelerkamp and Antjie Krog’. Graduated: Stellenbosch University, 2013. Sole supervisor.
J. Ocita, ‘Diasporic Imaginaries: Memory and Negotiation of Belonging in East African and South African Indian Narratives’. Graduated: Stellenbosch University, 2013. Primary supervisor.
M. Musiyiwa, ‘The Narrativisation of Post-2000 Zimbabwe in the Shona Popular Song-Genre: An Appraisal Approach’. Graduated: Stellenbosch University, 2013. Co-supervisor.
I. Ndlovu, ‘An Examination of Prison, Criminality and Power in Selected Contemporary Kenyan and South African Narratives’. Graduated: Stellenbosch University, 2010. Co-supervisor.
Completed MA Supervisions:
S. Kohler, ‘Stories “lodged in goods”: Reading the thing-culture of The Thousand and One Nights’. Graduated: University of Cape Town, 2017; with distinction.
K. Samson, ‘From “sad black stories” to “useful tragedy”: Trajectories of hope in Johannesburg win Kgebetli Moele’s Room 207 and Perfect Hlongwane’s Jozi’. Graduated: University of Cape Town, 2017; with distinction.
A. Hofmeyr, ‘Archipelagic fictions: Sindbad the Sailor, Alan Villiers and travel in the Indian Ocean’. Graduated: University of Cape Town, 2016.
E. Hugo, ‘EcoGothic fiction from Contemporary Urban Africa: Excluded Subjects and Dark Environmentalism’. Graduated: University of Cape Town, 2016; with distinction.
M. Geustyn, ‘The Art of Looking Sideways: Representations of Slave Subjectivity in Post-Apartheid Fiction’. Graduated: Stellenbosch University, 2013; with distinction.
E. de Beer, ‘Spicing South Africa: Representations of Food and Culinary Traditions in Post-Apartheid Literature, Cookery Books and Art’. Graduated: Stellenbosch University, 2012.
C. Van Houwelingen, ‘White Women Writing the (Post)Colony: Creolité, Home and Estrangement in Novels by Marguerite Duras, Jean Rhys and Marlene van Niekerk’. Graduated: Stellenbosch University, 2012; with distinction.
H.G. Kim, ‘Marginality in Post-TRC Texts: Storytelling and Representational Acts’. Graduated: Stellenbosch University, 2011; with distinction. S
S. Visser, ‘Romantic Children, Brazen Girls? An Exploration of the Girl-child’s Representation in and around Nabokov’s Lolita and Three Derivative Novels’. Graduated: Stellenbosch University, 2010; with distinction.
K. Samuel, ‘Bearing Witness to Trauma: Representations of the Rwandan Genocide’, Graduated: Stellenbosch University, 2010; with distinction.
W.J. Smit, ‘Becoming the Third Generation: Negotiating Modern Selves in Nigerian Bildungsromane of the 21st Century’. Graduated: Stellenbosch University, 2009.
N. Louw, ‘Grace and The Township Housewife: Excavating Black Women’s Magazines from the 1960s’. Graduated: Stellenbosch University, 2009.
S. M. Moudouma, ‘Re-visiting History, Re-discovering Identity in Black British Fictions of the 21st Century: Caryl Phillips’s A Distant Shore and Buchi Emecheta’s The New Tribe’. Graduated: Stellenbosch University, 2009.
|2017 - ongoing||Member||JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2017 - ongoing||Member||DIRE (Déplacements, Identités, Regards, Ecritures) Research Centre, Observatory for the Societies of the Indian Ocean, University of Reunion||Réunion|
|2017 - ongoing||Member||Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender, University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2016 - 2016||Member||Specialist Committee for Evaluation and Rating: Literary Studies, Languages and Linguistics||National Research Foundation||South Africa|
|2016 - 2016||Member||Panel of Judges-UJ Prize for South African Writing||University of Johannesburg||South Africa|
|Date||Role||Editorial Board Name||Country|
|2017 - ongoing||Editor||Palgrave Studies in Maritime Literature and Culture||United Kingdom|
|2015 - ongoing||Board Member||Literature as World Literature Book Series||United States|
|2013 - ongoing||Board Member||African Articulations Book Series||United Kingdom|
|2012 - ongoing||Board Member||Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies||United Kingdom|
|2012 - ongoing||Board Member||Journal of African Cultural Studies||United Kingdom|
|2012 - 2017||Board Member||Social Dynamics-A Journal of African Studies||South Africa|
|2011 - ongoing||Board Member||English in Africa||South Africa|
|2009 - ongoing||Board Member||Current Writing||South Africa|
|2009 - ongoing||Board Member||Imbizo||South Africa|
|2007 - ongoing||Board Member||English Studies in Africa||South Africa|
|2007 - 2011||Editor-In-chief||Social Dynamics-A Journal of African Studies||South Africa|