Emma Laubscher lives in Cintsa in the Eastern Cape. Particular areas of academic interest include the fraught and fruitful relationship between history and literature, particularly in regard to the possibilities literature affords us to (re)imagine ourselves in relation to our pasts and futures.
Her Master’s dissertation, entitled, ‘“Madness slunk in through a chink in History”: Disruptions of the Familiar in Postcolonial Literature’, aims to unpack the relationship between suppressed or marginalised histories and non-normative kinship relations in terms of their potential to disturb dominant discourses which inform identity and relation. The project hopes to identify the ways in which these literatures gesture towards more inclusive histories, identities and relationships, and is supervised by Dr Minesh Dass.
Emma is a recipient of the Guy Butler Research Award for 2016.
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