• C. Louis Leipoldt and the making of a South African modernism 

      Oppelt, Riaan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: C. Louis Leipoldt had, in his lifetime and after his death, a celebrated reputation as an important Afrikaans poet in South Africa. He remains most remembered for his contribution to the growth of Afrikaans ...
    • Ecocriticism and the oil encounter : readings from the Niger Delta 

      Aghoghovwia, Philip Onoriode (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The study seeks to understand the ways that environmental concerns and the phenomenon of oil production in the Niger Delta are captured in contemporary literary representations. In the thesis, I enlist ...
    • Films by Kenyan women directors as national allegories 

      Ojiambo, Jacqueline Kubasu (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation examines how selected Kenyan fiction films directed by women filmmakers intervene in national politics. To achieve this, I employ Frederic Jameson’s concept of ‘national allegory’ to ...
    • Language limits : the dissolution of the lyric subject in experimental print and performance poetry 

      Pieterse, Annel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this thesis, I undertake an extensive overview of a range of language activities that foreground the materiality of language, and that require an active reader oriented towards the text as a producer, ...
    • Poetics and politics in contemporary African travel writing 

      Amimo, Maureen (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2020-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study investigates contemporary travel narratives about Africa by Africans authors. Scholarship on travel writing about Africa has largely centred examples from the Global North, yet there is a rich ...
    • Uncovering the apocalypse : narratives of collapse and transformation in the 21st century Fin de Siècle 

      Carstens, Johannes Petrus (Delphi) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation examines the idea of apocalypse through the lens of science fiction (sf) written during the current fin de siècle period. I have dated this epoch, known as the information era, as ...