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Research Outputs (English Studies)

Research Outputs (English Studies)

 

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  • Kalua, Fetson (Routledge Taylor & Francis, 2015-06-22)
    The concept of “home” is inextricably linked with identity – be it personal, cultural, ethnic or national identity. The fact that numerous significations (notably homeland, home language, or home ground) accrue to the ...
  • Kalua, Fetson (Routledge Taylor & Francis, 2017-03-01)
    One notion of African identity is based on the credo that generally champions the view that so-called Africans should not only celebrate an identity that is predicated on racialised and essentialised blackness, but also ...
  • Northover, Richard Alan (Routledge Taylor&Francis, 2016-01-20)
    Atwood comments that her MaddAddam trilogy is neither apocalyptic nor utopian. Nor is the Waterless Flood, the central catastrophic event around which the various narratives of the trilogy cohere, an ecological ...
  • Northover, Richard Alan; Fourie, Reinhardt (Routledge Taylor&Francis, 2017-03-01)
    On 15 April 2016, the South African Society for General Literary Studies/ Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Algemene Literatuurwetenskap (SASGLS/ SAVAL) hosted a colloquium at the University of South Africa on the ...
  • Northover, Richard Alan (Routledge Taylor&Francis, 2017-03-01)
    Strangeness, based on the ambivalence of the uncanny, characterises both the preand post-apocalyptic worlds of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy. Whereas Spiegel (2010) makes a convincing case for the neomedievalism ...
  • Northover, Richard Alan (Routledge Taylor&Francis, 2014-08-12)
    The article aims to excavate some layers of Western philosophy in order to see how far Western thinkers can illuminate aspects of prehistoric rock art. It will focus on David Lewis-Williams’s neuropsychological and ...
  • Northover, Richard Alan (Institute for the Study of English in Africa Rhodes University P O Box 94 Grahamstown 6140, 2014-05)
    Considering how fruitfully Schopenhauer’s philosophy promises to provide a unified interpretation of J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace and The Lives of Animals, the critical neglect of this philosopher seems surprising. Schopenhauer ...
  • Northover, Richard Alan (Institute for the Study of English in Africa Rhodes University P O Box 94 Grahamstown 6140, 2012-05)
    J.M. Coetzee’s use of the persona, Elizabeth Costello, in several short pieces as well as in The Lives of Animals, Elizabeth Costello and Slow Man has had a mixed reaction amongst reviewers and critics, and Costello herself, ...
  • Northover, Richard Alan (Routledge, 2009-12-16)
    The article aims to position JM Coetzee’s The lives of animals within the animal rights debate and assess both his use of and his failure to use key philosophical texts in the animal rights movement. This task is complicated ...
  • Donaldson, Eileen (Macfarland, 2010-06)
    For many theorists, both feminist and not, the figure of an archetypal, active female warrior hero has been problematic. Many feminists believe it is gender stereotyping to suggest that women are unable to possess the force ...
  • Weinberg, Alan M.; Graham-Smith, Greg (Taylor & Francis, 2012)
    This paper raises pressing issues regarding the present and future of the university. It is strongly critical of worldwide corporatisation and the response of academics to what the authors consider to be a crisis or ...
  • Weinberg, Alan M. (Taylor & Francis, 2009-05-15)
    In Prometheus Unbound, the empire of Jupiter is a mythic figuration of monotheism and its corresponding hegemonies, broadly conceived in both instances as the domain of supreme oppressive governance. The ties of governance ...
  • Weinberg, Alan M. (Taylor & Francis, 2009)
    Writing on Shelley's posthumous reputation, Newman Ivey White noted the 'general acclaim' which marked the poet's critical reception in the mid- and late Victorian period. Inevitably there were eminent detractors who, to ...
  • Weinberg, Alan M. (Edinburgh University Press, 2016)
    Notwithstanding ground-breaking studies of Queen Mab, the visionary scope of the work remains largely neglected. The present essay sets out to explore the vision and to show how the concern with Time is integral to it, ...
  • Weinberg, Alan M.; Webb, Timothy (Ashgate, 2015)
  • Weinberg, Alan M. (Oxford Univarsity Press, 2013)
    Shelley's interest in the Italian tradition is of singular importance in his development as a writer and thinker. Troughout his literary career, roughly from 1808 to 1822, Shelley encountered, read, studied, conceptualized, ...
  • Weinberg, Alan M.; Webb, Timothy (Ashgate, 2009)
    The editors have assembled an outstanding group of international Shelley scholars to work through the implications of recent advances in scholarship. With particular attention to texts that have been neglected or underestimated, ...
  • Donaldson, Eileen (Taylor and Francis, 2015)
    In this article a psychodynamic perspective informs the discussion of the ambivalence associated with individuation and growing up which manifests during middle childhood (from approximately six years of age to eleven). I ...
  • Donaldson, Eileen (Taylor and Francis, 2014-10)
    Most scholarship that addresses Octavia E. Butler’s 1979 novel Kindred focuses on its value as a forerunner of the neo-slave narrative in African-American literature, and thus the manner in which traces of the past affect ...
  • Donaldson, Eileen (Taylor and Francis, 2013-05)
    It is widely accepted that feminist speculative fiction (SF) provides an imaginative space for the exploration of ideas first proposed in feminist theory. This article demonstrates that the changing attitude to feminine ...

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