Dr Meg Samuelson
I joined the Department of English & Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide as a lecturer in 2017, after having held positions as an associate professor at the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. I have published widely in South African and southern African literary and cultural studies. My current research and teaching interests include Anthropocene thought, coastal and maritime literary and cultural studies, critical theory and literary debates, Indian Ocean studies, the southern hemisphere, world literatures and women's writing. I work primarily on literary texts, but also have projects that focus on photography and film, and other cultural forms.
✓ Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.
BOOK PROJECTS IN PROGRESS
- 'South African Literatures: Land, City, Sea'. Manuscript in progress. Under contract: Postcolonial Literature Series, Oxford University Press.
- 'Amphibian Aesthetics: Writing from the African Indian Ocean Littoral'. Work in progress.
- 'Photographic Culture in Zanzibar, 1868-2018'. Work in progress, with Pamila Gupta.
ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS UNDER REVIEW OR IN PROGRESS
- ‘Poaching plots, plastic forms and ambiguous goods: Ways of telling the China-in-Africa story in the Anthropocene Age’. Invited Contribution. 'African-Asian Encounters II'. Ed. Uta Rupert and Ross Anthony. Book collection under review.
- 'Thinking With Sharks: Racial Terror, Species Extinction and Other Anthropocene Fault-Lines'. Invited contribution under review for special issue: 'Uncanny "objects" in the Anthropocene'. Ed. Hannah Stark, Katrina Schlunke and Penny Edmonds. Provisionally accepted for publication in Australian Humanities Review.
- 'Writing Southern Worlds: The Case of J.M. Coetzee'. Invited contribution under preparation for special issue(s) on World Literature: Postcolonial Perspectives.
- 'The Oceanic South'. Invited contribution under preparation for special issue of ELN (English Language Notes) on 'Hydro-Criticism', with Charne Lavery.
- 'The Oceans'. Invited contribution under preparation for the De Gruyter Handbook on Anglophone World Literatures.
- ‘Littoral literatures: coastal settings on the African Indian Ocean shore’. Invited contribution under preparation for book collection 'Literary Environments: Place, Planet and Translation'. Ed. Stuart Cooke and Peter Denney.
RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS, SELECTED & RECENT
Conference keynote addresses
- Forthcoming. ‘TBA’. Indian Ocean: Ecotones, Contact Zones, and Third Spaces. Ecotones 3. Observatory for Indian Ocean Societies, University of Reunion; EMMA (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3) & MIGRINTER (CNRS-Université de Poitiers), Saint-Denis, Reunion, 14-15 June 2018.
- ‘From Manichean to Amphibian Aesthetics: Narrating and Framing the Eastern African Indian Ocean Littoral’. Textualities of Space: Connections, Intricacies, and Intimacies - 2nd Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies Conference. Makerere University and Stellenbosch University, Kampala, Uganda, 20-22 August 2015.
- ‘The Blue Metropolis: Writing on Water in Contemporary South African Cities’. Cities in Flux: Metropolitan Spaces in South African Literary and Visual Texts. Swiss South African Exchange. University of Basel, Switzerland, 9-10 June 2015.
- ‘From Indian Ocean Pasts to African-Asian Presents: Before the Cape, From the Cape, @ the Cape’. Re-Thinking African-Asian Relationships: Changing Realities—New Concepts’. AFRASO, Goethe University, Frankfurt, and Confucius Centre, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa, 25-27 March 2015.
Selected other invited and host/organizer-funded presentations (since 2012)
- Forthcoming.‘Writing Southern Worlds: The Case of J.M. Coetzee’. World Literature: Postcolonial Perspectives. University Delhi, University of Potsdam & Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology at La Trobe University, Delhi, India, 15-17 March 2018.
- ‘Writing sexual and “slow” violence in dehumanizing and more-than-human times: Lauretta Ngcobo’s And they didn’t die and Karen Jayes’s For the Mercy of Water’. Representations of Gendered Violence in Cultural Texts of the Global South. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 5-6 December 2017.
- ‘Indian Ocean/Southern Ocean: Thinking across the South’. Conference of the Observatory of Indian Ocean Societies, University of Reunion, Saint-Denis, Reunion, 23-24 November 2017.
- ‘Thinking from the Cape to the Southern Ocean’. From Ponte to Perth. Another Antipodes Gallery & Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology at La Trobe University, Freemantle, Australia, 30 June 2017.
- ‘On the South African beach: shifting frames’. Writing Place, Pushing Genre: Adventures across South African and Australia. Curtin University & Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology at La Trobe University, Perth, Australia, 29 June 2017.
- ‘Thinking with sharks: Race and the Anthropocene in Southern Ocean spaces’. The Climate of Race, WiSER & Penn State University, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 8-9 August 2016
- ‘Waste and ruination on the beach; and, a toxic love story titled “my surfboard will survive the ocean”’. Toxicity, Detritus and Waste. Global South Dialogues. University of Witwatersrand & University of Michigan, Durban, South Africa, 7-8 July 2016.
- ‘Amphibian aesthetics: an integrative category for cultural analysis of the African Indian Ocean littoral?’ Cosmopolitan Currents in the Indian Ocean: New Conceptual Models for Studying Cultural Integration and Change. New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15-17 March 2015.
- ‘Indian Ocean Surf Zones and the Search for Stoke: Surfaris, Offshoring, and the Shore-break’. Indian Ocean Energies. Workshop II. CISR & WiSER, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 4 July 2016.
- ‘Reading nostalgia: Zoë Wicomb’s October and literary-critical practice’. Nostalgia, Disenchantment and the contemporary Southern African Literary Imagination. English Department, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 13 November 2015.
- ‘Studio days—reflections on the Oza archive (Stone Town, Zanzibar)’. Photography from India and Africa-Collections, Preservation, Dialogue. WiSER, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 18-19 February 2015.
- ‘Postcolonial studies and the pressures of the present’. DAAD funded seminar exchange. Literature Department, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 30 November 2014.
- ‘Women Writing South Africa’. Public Lecture. Bayreuth International Graduate School for African Studies, Bayreuth University, Germany, 13 November 2012.
- ‘Oceans in Common and Thinking on the Beach’. The Futures of Nature, Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1-10 July 2012.
- ‘Nature and/as Thing: Reading the Emergent Literary City’. The Futures of Nature, Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1-10 July 2012.
Selected other plenary and panel presentations (since 2016)
- ‘Further South: Toward the Blue Southern Hemisphere’, Further South. Roundtable. ‘Other Worlds’ ARC Discovery Project & Department of English and Creative Writing, University of Adelaide, Australia, 15 February 2018.
- ‘Southern Ocean blues’. Sustaining the Seas: Fish, Oceanic Space and the Politics of Caring. University of Sydney, 11-13 December 2017.
- ‘Neoliberal citadels or the city-in-common? From the ‘architecture of fear’ to the practice of care in post-apartheid South African literature’. Mapping the Emotional Cityscape: Spaces, Performances and Emotion in Urban Life, ARC Centre of Excellent for the History of Emotions, University of Adelaide, Australia, 18 September 2017.
- ‘Blue perspectives on the (post)colonial Anthropocene in two novels from South Africa’. H2O: Life and Death. Symposium. JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, University of Adelaide, Australia, 15-16 September 2017.
- ‘Littoral literatures: coastal settings on the African Indian Ocean shore’. Literary Environments: Place, Planet and Translation. Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Literature. Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, 17-19 July 2017.
- ‘Sharks, Racial Terror and Species Extinction: Three Uncanny Objects of the Anthropocene’. Experimental Histories II: Uncanny Objects of the Anthropocene. University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, 5-6 June 2017.
- ‘Literatures of the World and for the Planet—African Positions: An introduction’. Plenary session of panel ‘Literatures of the world and for the planet’, Ideas of Postcolonial Culture: 17th Triennial Conference of the Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (ACLALS). Stellenbosch University & University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 14 July 2016.
|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|
|2002 - 2003||Visiting Scholar||University of California at Berkeley|
|2017||Achievement||Internationally Acclaimed Researcher (B2) Rating||National Research Foundation of South Africa||South Africa||ZAR160,000|
|2017||Research Award||Women's Research Excellence Award||The University of Adelaide||Australia||$5000|
|2015||Award||Merit Award (Research and Teaching)||University of Cape Town||South Africa||ZAR66,000|
|2014||Research Award||Young Researcher Award||College of Fellows, University of Cape Town||South Africa||ZAR30,000|
|2007||Research Award||Rector's Award for Research Excellence||Stellenbosch University||South Africa|
|2000||Scholarship||AW Mellon Fellowship||University of Cape Town||South Africa|
|2005||University of Cape Town||South Africa||PhD|
|1999||University of Leeds||United Kingdom||MA (Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures)|
|1997||University of Cape Town||South Africa||BA (Hons)|
|2018||Samuelson, M. (2018). Beach. Somatosphere: Science, Medicine, Anthropology.|
|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). African textualities: travelling forms and subjects–an introduction. Social Dynamics, 43(1), 1-7.
|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.
|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). 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.
|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.
|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. (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. (2014). (Un)lawful subjects of company. Interventions, 16(6), 795-817.
|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., & Thompson, G. (2014). Introduction. Journal of African Cultural Studies, 26(3), 303-306.
|2013||Samuelson, M. (2013). Sea-changes, dark tides and littoral states: oceans and coastlines in post-apartheid South African narratives. Alternation, (6), 9-28.|
|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.
|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). Abdulrazak Gurnah’s fictions of the Swahili coast: littoral locations and amphibian aesthetics. Social Dynamics, 38(3), 499-515.
|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.
|2011||Samuelson, M. (2011). Orienting the Cape: a 'white' woman writing Islam in South Africa. Social Dynamics, 37(3), 363-378.
|2011||Samuelson, M. (2011). Reading Zoë Wicomb's cosmopolitan, domestic and recursive settings. Current Writing, 23(2), 88-92.
|2011||Samuelson, M., & Musila, G. (2011). Locations and locutions: Which Africa, whose Africa?. Social Dynamics, 37(3), 424-426.
|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.
|2010||Samuelson, M. (2010). Scripting connections: Reflections on the 'post-transitional'. English Studies in Africa, 53(1), 113-117.
|2009||Samuelson, M. (2009). A community of letters on the Indian Ocean rim: Friendship, fraternity and (Af-filial) love. English in Africa, 35(1).
|2009||Samuelson, M. (2009). Editorial: Social Dynamics. Social Dynamics, 35(2), 211-212.
|2008||Samuelson, M. (2008). The urban palimpsest: Re–presenting Sophiatown. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 44(1), 63-75.
|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). 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.
|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). 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||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). Yvonne Vera's Bulawayo: Modernity, (im)mobility, music, and memory. Research in African Literatures, 38(2), 22-35.
|2007||Viljoen, S., & Samuelson, M. (2007). Editorial. Social Dynamics, 33(2), 1-2.
|2005||Distiller, N., & Samuelson, M. (2005). "Denying the Coloured Mother": Gender and Race in South Africa. L'Homme, 16(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.
|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. New York; USA: 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.|
|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.
|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.|
|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.
|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). 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.
|2010||Samuelson, M. (2010). The Urban Palimpsest: Re-Presenting Sophiatown. In R. Primorac (Ed.), African City Textualities (pp. 63-75). London: 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||Driver, D., & Samuelson, M. (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 literatures (pp. 175-208). Heidelberg: Kalliope.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
Named research project grants:
- 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.
- ENGL2047-World Literatures in English (offered in odd years)
- ENGL2071-Anthropocene Arts: Nature-Cultures in an Age of Planetary Change (offered in even years)
- ENGL3050-Ways of Reading (English Major Capstone Course)
- ENGL4001-Honours English-Critical Thinking
- ENGL4003-Honours English-Thesis
|Date||Role||Research Topic||Program||Degree Type||Student Load||Student Name|
|2018||Principal Supervisor||Bessie Head and Ethnography Outside the Academy||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Miss Celine Michelle Zerna|
|2018||Principal Supervisor||Deleuzian Difference and Disability||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Mr Benjamin Wayne Kearvell|
|2018||Co-Supervisor||Creative Criticism||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Mr Terry Peter Hughes|
|2017||Co-Supervisor||Malediction - Creative Writing||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Ms Gretta Jade Mitchell|
|2017||Principal Supervisor||Generational differences in Speculative Perspectives of the Antropocene||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Ms Ruby Rose Niemann|
|2017||Co-Supervisor||Seeking The Transcendent in Plain Word Poetry||Master of Philosophy||Master||Full Time||Mr Paul Turley|
|Date||Role||Research Topic||Location||Program||Supervision Type||Student Load||Student Name|
|2016 - 2016||Principal Supervisor||Creating an African Literary Canon||University of Cape Town||Postdoctorate||Full Time||Doseline Wanjiru Kiguru|
|2016 - ongoing||External Supervisor||Littoral literatures: amphibious politics in South African writings||University of Cape Town||Doctorate||Full Time||Maria Geustyn|
|2016 - 2017||Principal Supervisor||Stories "lodged in goods": Reading the thing-culture of The Thousand and One Nights||University of Cape Town||Master||Full Time||Sophy Kohler|
|2016 - 2017||Principal Supervisor||From "sad black stories" to "useful tragedy": Trajectories of hope in Johannesburg in Kgebetli Moele's Room 207 and Perfect Hlongwane's Jozi||University of Cape Town||Master||Full Time||Kathleen Samson|
|2016 - 2016||Principal Supervisor||Archipelagic fictions: Sindbad the Sailor, Alan Villiers and travel in the Indian Ocean||University of Cape Town||Master||Full Time||Andrew Hofmeyr|
|2015 - 2016||Principal Supervisor||EcoGothic fiction from Contemporary Urban Africa: Excluded Subjects and Dark Environmentalism||University of Cape Town||Master||Full Time||Esthie Hugo|
|2015 - 2016||Principal Supervisor||Reading Petrocultures in the Niger Delta: An Eco-Critical Enquiry||University of Cape Town||Postdoctorate||Full Time||Philip Onos Aghoghovwia|
|2014 - 2017||Principal Supervisor||Return to the Scene of the Crime: Representing Homecoming in Postcolonial Fiction||University of Cape Town||Doctorate||Full Time||Kamil Naicker|
|2013 - 2016||Principal Supervisor||Power and Transgression: Margins, Crossings and Monstrous Women in Selected Works of Bharati Mukherjee and Angela Carter||University of Cape Town||Doctorate||Full Time||Corinne Abel|
|2013 - 2016||Principal Supervisor||"My name is Afrika": Setswana Genealogies, Trans-Atlantic Interlocutions, and NOW-Time in Keorapetse Kgositsile's Life and Work||University of Cape Town||Doctorate||Full Time||Portia Uhuru Phalafala|
|2013 - 2013||Principal Supervisor||Imagining Postcolonial Urban Space in Work by Ivan Vladislavic and other Southern African Writers||University of Cape Town||Postdoctorate||Full Time||Kudzayi Ngara|
|2011 - 2015||Principal Supervisor||Zimbabwe Women Writers from 1950 to the Present: Re-creating Gender Images||University of Stellenbosch||Doctorate||Full Time||Faith Mkwesha|
|2011 - 2013||Principal Supervisor||The Art of Looking Sideways: Representations of Slave Subjectivity in Post-Apartheid Fiction||University of Stellenbosch||Master||Full Time||Maria Geustyn|
|2011 - 2013||Co-Supervisor||The Narrativisation of Post-2000 Zimbabwe in the Shona Popular Song-Genre: An Appraisal Approach||University of Stellenbosch||Doctorate||Full Time||Mickias Musiyiwa|
|2011 - 2012||Principal Supervisor||White Women Writing the (Post)Colony: Creolité, Home and Estrangement in Novels by Marguerite Duras, Jean Rhys and Marlene van Niekerk||University of Stellenbosch||Master||Full Time||Caren van Houwelingen|
|2011 - 2012||Principal Supervisor||Spicing South Africa: Representations of Food and Culinary Traditions in Post-Apartheid Literature, Cookery Books and Art||University of Stellenbosch||Master||Full Time||Esthie de Beer|
|2010 - 2014||Principal Supervisor||Writing Women in Uganda and South Africa: Emerging narratives from post-repressive states||University of Stellenbosch||Doctorate||Full Time||Lynda Gichanda Spencer|
|2010 - 2013||Principal Supervisor||Diasporic Imaginaries: Memory and Negotiation of Belonging in East African and South African Indian Narratives||University of Stellenbosch||Doctorate||Full Time||James Ocita|
|2010 - 2013||Principal Supervisor||Imagining the Zimbabwean City: 1950 to 2010||University of Stellenbosch||Doctorate||Full Time||Kizito Z. Muchemwa|
|2010 - 2013||Principal Supervisor||Confession, Ethics and Embodiment in the Poetry of Joan Metelerkamp and Antjie Krog||University of Stellenbosch||Doctorate||Full Time||Christine Weyer|
|2010 - 2011||Principal Supervisor||Marginality in Post-TRC Texts: Storytelling and Representational Acts||University of Stellenbosch||Master||Full Time||H. Grace Kim|
|2010 - 2010||Principal Supervisor||Bearing Witness to Trauma: Representations of the Rwandan Genocide', Stellenbosch University||University of Stellenbosch||Master||Full Time||Karin Samuel|
|2009 - 2009||Principal Supervisor||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||University of Stellenbosch||Master||Full Time||Sydoine Moudouma|
|2008 - 2010||Principal Supervisor||Romantic Children, Brazen Girls? An Exploration of the Girl-child's Representation in and around Nabokov's Lolita and Three Derivative Novels||University of Stellenbosch||Master||Part Time||Sandra Visser|
|2008 - 2010||Co-Supervisor||An Examination of Prison, Criminality and Power in Selected Contemporary Kenyan and South African Narratives||University of Stellenbosch||Doctorate||Full Time||Isaac Ndlovu|
|2008 - 2009||Principal Supervisor||Becoming the Third Generation: Negotiating Modern Selves in Nigerian Bildungsromane of the 21st Century||University of Stellenbosch||Master||Full Time||W. Jaco Smit|
|2008 - 2009||Principal Supervisor||Grace and The Township Housewife: Excavating Black Women's Magazines from the 1960s||University of Stellenbosch||Master||Full Time||Nicolette Louw|
|2008 - ongoing||External Supervisor||Speaking Others-Speaking South: A Study of the Textual Construction of Selfhood in Three South African Texts||Linnaeus University||Doctorate||Part Time||Jenny Simeus|
|2018 - 2022||Member||Oceanic Humanities for the Global South, University of Witwatersrand||South Africa|
|2017 - ongoing||Member||JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2017 - ongoing||Member||Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender, 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|
|2016 - 2017||Member||University Book Award Committee||University of Cape Town||South Africa|
|2016 - 2017||Member||Hosting a Conference Committee||University of Cape Town||South Africa|
|2016 - 2017||Chair||Departmental Research Committee||University of Cape Town||South Africa|
|2016 - 2016||Member||Panel of Judges-UJ Prize for South African Writing||University of Johannesburg||South Africa|
|2016 - 2016||Member||Specialist Committee for Evaluation and Rating: Literary Studies, Languages and Linguistics||National Research Foundation||South Africa|
|2014 - 2016||Member||Faculty Staffing Committee||University of Cape Town||South Africa|
|2014 - 2015||Chair||Departmental Advisory & Management Committee||University of Cape Town||South Africa|
|2014 - 2015||Member||Dean's Advisory Committee||University of Cape Town||South Africa|
|2013 - 2016||Member||Faculty Masters Dissertation Examination Committee||University of Cape Town||South Africa|
|2013 - 2013||Chair||Departmental Research Committee||University of Cape Town||South Africa|
|2010 - 2011||Member||Graduate School Coordinating Committee||Stellenbosch University||South Africa|
|2010 - 2010||Member||Faculty Creative Outputs Committee||Stellenbosch University||South Africa|
|2009 - 2011||Member||Faculty Research Committee||Stellenbosch University||South Africa|
|2008 - 2011||Member||Departmental Postgraduate Committee||Stellenbosch University||South Africa|
|Date||Role||Editorial Board Name||Institution||Country|
|2018 - 2022||Board Member||ariel: A Review of International English Literature||University of Calgary; Johns Hopkins University Press||Canada|
|2017 - ongoing||Editor||Palgrave Studies in Maritime Literature and Culture||Palgrave MacMillan||United Kingdom|
|2015 - ongoing||Board Member||Bloomsbury's Literature as World Literature Book Series||Bloomsbury||United States|
|2013 - ongoing||Board Member||Boydell & Brewer's African Articulations Book Series||Boydell & Brewer||United Kingdom|
|2012 - ongoing||Board Member||Journal of African Cultural Studies||SOAS, University of London; Taylor & Francis||United Kingdom|
|2012 - ongoing||Board Member||Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies||Taylor & Francis||United Kingdom|
|2012 - 2017||Board Member||Social Dynamics-A Journal of African Studies||University of Cape Town; Taylor & Francis||South Africa|
|2011 - ongoing||Board Member||English in Africa||Rhodes University||South Africa|
|2009 - ongoing||Board Member||Imbizo||University of South Africa; Taylor & Francis||South Africa|
|2009 - ongoing||Board Member||Current Writing||University of KwaZulu Natal; Taylor & Francis||South Africa|
|2007 - ongoing||Board Member||English Studies in Africa||University of the Witwatersrand; Taylor & Francis||South Africa|
|2007 - 2011||Editor-In-chief||Social Dynamics-A Journal of African Studies||University of Cape Town; Taylor & Francis||South Africa|