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  • Lost on the Way Home 

    Levy, Moira (University of Western Cape, 2018)
    This is a novella about homelessness, and the forms of exile, loss and displacement that it creates. Based in South Africa and Palestine/Israel, it is a story about four men who all find themselves alienated and marginalised ...
  • The Girl with the Red Flower 

    Misbach, Abdul Waghied (University of the Western Cape, 2017)
    For a woman of her age, thirty-seven, freshly divorced, she has, to her mind, not solved the problem of her sex very well. So now her work in the escort business all those years ago will be used against her. This warning ...
  • Cinematic and Photographic Aesthetics in the Novels of J.M. Coetzee 

    Gilburt, Iona (The University of the Western Cape, 2017)
    This thesis will examine the extensive cinematic and photographic visuality inscribed in the fictions of J. M. Coetzee. Coetzee's prose is inflected by a complex intermediality that references media aesthetics, practices, ...
  • What lies beneath tutors' feedback? Examining the role of feedback in developing 'knowers' in English studies. 

    van Heerden, Martina (The University of the Western Cape, 2017)
    Feedback plays an important role in student learning and development in higher education. However, for various reasons, it is often not as effective as it should be. Many studies have attempted to ‘solve’ the feedback ...
  • Visklippie and other Cape Town stories 

    Andrews, Hilda (University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    Visklippie and other Cape Town stories is a collection of short stories, inspired by my experiences having grown up in the 1960s and 1970s in Cape Town. This is a fictional work that, however, uses memory and oral history ...
  • Haunting temporalities : creolisation and black women's subjectivities in the diasporic science fiction of Nalo Hopkinson 

    Volschenk, Jacolien (University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    This study examines temporal entanglement in three novels by Jamaican-born author Nalo Hopkinson. The novels are: Brown Girl in the Ring (1998), Midnight Robber (2000), and The Salt Roads (2004). The study pays particular ...
  • Lady Liberty 

    Orner, Phyllis June (University of the Western Cape, 2016)
  • Molla's Music 

    Mudge, Ethne (University of the Western Cape, 2017)
    Molla's Music is a novella about Maureen (Molla), a white Afrikaans woman born in 1935 in Cape Town, who faced poverty and abandonment before apartheid and who, during apartheid, faced the choice between an unwanted pregnancy ...
  • We dare not say 

    Lange, Janine Carol (University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    We Dare Not Say is an anthology of seven interlinked short stories with the general theme of intergenerational trauma among coloured families in Cape Town. The stories are arranged in a montage of internally, variably and ...
  • Shadows, faces and echoes of an African war : the Rhodesian bush war through the eyes of Chas Lotter – soldier poet 

    Hagemann, Michael Eric (University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    Poetry that is rooted in that most extreme of human experiences, war, continues to grip the public imagination. When the poetry under scrutiny comes from the "losing side" in a colonial war of liberation, important moral ...
  • Childhoods dis-ordered: non-realist narrative modes in selected post-2000 West African war novels 

    Addei, Cecilia (University of the Western Cape, 2017)
    This study explores how selected West African war novels employ non-realist narrative modes to portray disruptions in the child’s development into adulthood. The novels considered are Chris Abani’s Song for Night (2007), ...
  • Blood, race and the construction of 'the coloured' in Sarah Gertrude Millin's God's stepchildren 

    Coetzee, Mervyn A (University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    In this paper I attempt to look critically at the literary construction of one particular 'race', namely the 'Coloureds', in Sarah Gertrude Millin's God's Stepchildren. To this end, the paper draws on the historical ...
  • Seeking identity between worlds : a study of selected Chinese American fiction 

    Chunjing, Liu (University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    The literature of the Chinese diaspora in America is marked by a tension between ancestral Chinese traditional culture and the modernity of Western culture. This thesis explores diaspora theory, as elaborated by Stuart ...
  • Between text and stage : the theatrical adaptations of J.M. Coetzee's Foe 

    Naidoo, Kareesha (University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    This thesis will critically analyse two theatrical adaptations of J. M. Coetzee's Foe (1986). Primarily, this thesis will be seeking to understand the complex relationship of the primary text to its adaptations more closely, ...
  • Shelleyan monsters : the figure of Percy Shelley in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Peter Ackroyd’s The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein 

    Van Wyk, Wihan (University of the Western Cape, 2015)
    This thesis will examine the representation of the figure of Percy Shelley in the text of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818). My hypothesis is that Percy Shelley represents to Mary Shelley a figure who embodies the contrasting ...
  • The idea of the hero in Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice 

    Van Rensburg, Lindsay Juanita (University of the Western Cape, 2015)
    In this thesis I focus on the ways I believe Jane Austen re-imagines the idea of the hero. In popular fiction of her time, such as Samuel Richardson’s Sir Charles Grandison (1753), what we had as a hero figure served as a ...
  • Representations of fatherhood and paternal narrative power in South African English literature 

    Andrews, Grant (University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    This study explores the different ways that South African novels have represented fatherhood across historical periods, from the dawn of apartheid to the post-transitional moment. It is argued that there is a link between ...
  • A study of Roy Campbell as a South African modernist poet 

    Birch, Alannah (University of the Western Cape, 2013)
    Roy Campbell was once a key figure in the South African literary canon. In recent years, his poetry has faded from view and only intermittent studies of his work have appeared. However, as the canon of South African ...
  • Reading representations of the African Child in select contemporary films 

    Van der Rede, Lauren (University of the Western Cape, 2014)
    Framed by theories of childhood, psychoanalysis, postcolonial theory, trauma theory, film theory, and literary theory, this thesis investigates representations of the African child in three contemporary films about Africa. ...
  • South African crime fiction and the narration of the post-apartheid 

    Fletcher, Elizabeth (University of the Western Cape, 2013)
    In this dissertation, I consider how South African crime fiction, which draws on a long international literary history, engages with the conventions and boundaries of the genre, and how it has adapted to the specific ...

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