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Honours Conference 2017

Honours Conference Programme: Friday, 21 July 2017                            

(Venue: Yellow & Green Molteno Rooms, Dept. of English)


Session 1:


9.30-9.40: Introduction: Nadia Sanger (Honours co-ordinator)



Hermé Cronje: “Haunting Histories"

Discussant: Sally-Anne Murray



Georgina Scharrer: “Challenging the stereotypical representations of Palestinian terrorists as male, religious fundamentalists through comparing the representation of suicide bombers in the novel The Attack and the film Paradise Now"

Discussant: Nadia Sanger


 Adré van Lill: “Fairy tale beginnings: From myths and oral traditions to fairy tales"

Discussant: Adri Marais


10.55- 11.20:

Jessica Duval: “The Manifestation of Xenophobia in The Victorian Era"

Discussant: Annel Pieterse


TEA 11.20- 11.30


Session 2:



Carron Schneider: “Nosebleeds and Nostalgia: Intertextuality and Cross-genre Adaptation in the Netflix Original Series 'Stranger Things'"

Discussant: Megan Jones


Melissa-Jane Hershaw: “He said/ She said: Women's Writing of the Self, Madness and Rebellion in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald's Save Me the Waltz"

Discussant: Jeanne Ellis



Gabi Shabangu: “The Geographical Representations of Contemporary African American Feminisms in Issa Rae's 'Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl' & Jessmyn Ward's 'The Men We Reaped'"

Discussant: Uhuru Phalafala


LUNCH 12:45—13:45


Session 3:



Tyrone Fisher: Hip Hop, Homage and the Experience of a Street Poet: the Poetry in Kendrick Lamar's the Blacker the Berry"

Discussant: Riaan Oppelt 



 Sharvari Joshi: “Gaskell and the Novel of Manners"

 Discussant: Daniel Roux