Dr Sue Marais (HoD)


Dr Sue Marais

Lecturer and HoD
B.A. (Honours)(UCT), M.A. (UPE)

email address: s.marais@ru.ac.za

Teaching and Research Interests

Short fiction and short fiction cycles; Modernist and Postmodernist fiction; Post-Apartheid literature; Transnational film; The Body in Theory: Critical Race Theory, Gender and Queer Studies, Trauma Theory; Monstrous Bodies, the Human, ‘Un-human’ and Posthuman  

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

2011. “‘Freeze-frame?’: (Re-)Imagining the Past – Vladislavi?'s Missing Persons.” Marginal Spaces: Reading Ivan Vladislavi?. Ed. Gerald Gaylard. Johannesburg: Wits University Press. 25-45.

2001. “Discontinuity-in-Relationship: Apartheid in the South African Short Fiction Cycle.”  Apartheid Narratives. Ed. Nahem Yousef. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 191-203.

Journal Articles

2016. “‘The economies of repetition’: The Market, the Artistic and the Genocidal in Ivan Vladislavi?’s ‘Curiouser’.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature. [forthcoming]

2005. “‘Queer Small Town People’: Fixations and Fictions of Fellowship in the Modern Short Story Cycle.” Current Writing 17.1: 14-36.

1999. “The Doll’s House or the House of the Father? Maja Kriel's Interrogation of the ‘Maid’/’Madam’ Theme in Original Sin and Other Stories.” English in Africa 26.1: 81-106.

1995. “Getting Lost in Cape Town: Spatial and Temporal Dislocation in the South African Short Fiction Cycle.” English in Africa 22.2: 29-43.

1992.  “Ivan Vladislavi?s Re-vision of the South African Story Cycle.” Current Writing 4.1: 41-56.

Book Reviews

1995. Original Sin and Other Stories by Maja Kriel; Coming In and Other Stories by Sheila Roberts. Current Writing 7.1: 144-147.

Academic Engagement/Portfolios:

English II Course Co-ordinator.

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