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UCT Research Report '11
Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Hughes
(Honorary Research Associate)
The history of English; historical semantics; sociolinguistics;
the language of Shakespeare and Chaucer.
Dr Peter Knox-Shaw (Honorary Research
The literature of cross-cultural encounter with particular
reference to the Romantic and post-Romantic periods;
Jane Austen and the Enlightenment; 18th-century studies.
Emeritus Professor Roger Lass (Honorary
Research Associate)
Phonetics and phonology; English and Germanic
Linguistics; historical linguistics; evolutionary theory and
language; philosophy of science.
MrBrianS. Lee (HonoraryResearchAssociate)
Medieval English and Latin literature; British literature to
the end of the Victorian period.
Associate Professor Nigel Love
Philosophy of language; phonology; general linguistics
theory; romance linguistics; Celtic linguistics; language
and the law.
Emeritus Professor Kay McCormick
Sociolinguistics; Language contact; Language policy;
Discourse Analysis; Linguistic approaches to oral narrative.
Professor Rajend Mesthrie
Sociolinguistics; Dialect syntax; Historical Linguistics;
Migration and language contact in South Africa; Pidgins
and Creoles; South Asian linguistics.
Dr Cóilín Parsons
Irish literature and history, Nineteenth-century British
literature, Modernism, Post colonialism, Colonial education,
South Asian writing in English, Cartographic history.
Professor David Schalkwyk
Shakespeare; literature and society between 1580 and
1660 including non-Shakespearean drama and poetry;
literary theory: especially Marxism, Derrida, Saussure,
Bakhtin/Voloshinov and feminism; philosophy and literature
(especially Wittgenstein); pastoral and politics from 1580-
1750; South African prison writing.
Professor Kelwyn Sole
South African literature (especially black literature);
African oral literature; history, narrative and fictionalisation;
science fiction; Milton; stylistic and ideological changes in
17th-century poetry.
Dr Hedley Twidle
South African literatures in an African context, the colonial
and postcolonial and Natural history writing.
Professor Stephen Watson
South African literature (poetry and novel); 20th-century
English poetry; 20th-century American poetry; central
and eastern European literatures in translation; Orwell;
Hemingway; modernism: Eliot, Pound; Auden.
Dr Sandy Young
Early-modern literature and thought; Trans-atlantic colonial
literature and theory; The compilation as a form; Travel
writing; South African women’s prison writing and feminist
theory; Narrative and testimony.
Contact Details
Postal address: Department of English Language and
Literature, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3,
Rondebosch, 7701, South Africa
Tel: +27 21 650 2836/5472
Fax: +27 21 650 2080
UCT General enquiries: +27 21 650 9111
UCT web:
Research output
Authored books
Fincham, G.S.L. 2011. Dance of Life. Cape Town: Juta &
Co. 174pp. ISBN 978-1-91989-528-4.
Mesthrie, R. and Hromnik, J. 2011. Eish but is it English?
Celebrating the South African variety. Cape Town: Zebra
Press, an imprint of Random House Struik (Pty) Ltd.
154pp. ISBN 978-177-022-1789.
Edited books
Mesthrie, R. (ed.) 2011. The Cambridge Handbook
of Sociolinguistics. 523pp. New York, USA: Cambridge
University Press. ISBN 978-0521-897-075.
Chapters in books
Clarkson, C.P. 2011. Coetzee’s criticism. In T. Mehigan
(ed.), A Companion to the Works of J.M. Coetzee, pp. 222-
234. New York: Camden House. ISBN 9781571135070.
Deumert, A. 2011. Multilingualism. In R. Mesthrie (ed.),
The Cambridge Handbook of Sociolinguistics, pp. 261-
282. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press. ISBN
Edgecombe, R.S. 2011. Shakespeare, ballet and dance.
In M. Thornton-Burnett, A. Streete and R. Wray (eds), The
Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts, pp.
200-218. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN