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Carol Leff

Leff Carol

Born in Johannesburg, bred in Groot Marico, Carol has travelled to Gaborone, Mbabane, Paris, Lisbon and New York. She has lived in London as well as Rio de Janeiro where she attended school before returning to South Africa to complete an undergrad degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. Not surprisingly then, Carol’s research interests have a transnational and urban focus, and she speaks and reads several languages.

In 2014 Carol obtained her MA degree from Rhodes University, by thesis, titled “Bosman as Verbindingsteken: Hybridities in the Writing of Herman Charles Bosman.” Besides being a tutor in Transnational Literature, Carol is currently in her first year of a PhD, and her thesis is (provisionally) entitled “The African Flâneur: Literary and visual representations of contemporary urban identities”, with Prof Samantha Naidu as her supervisor.

Carol is the co-ordinator of a short course in creative writing at the Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA), where she also works as administrator for the Institute, and is the secretary for the Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa.

Some recent scholarly publications include:

“Gravesites in the Stories of Herman Charles Bosman: An Exploration of   History, Memory, Ritual, Identity, and Landscape”. A book chapter published in The Final Crossing – Death and Dying in Literature, eds John Han & Clark Triplett. (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2015), pp. 12–23.

“Bosman: A Man of Profound Contradictions” English in Africa 43.1 (2016) (forthcoming).



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