Keynote Andrew van der Vlies: Remembering the Future (Just) Past

29 October 2021 | 10.15 – 11.30 CET | ONLINE


Andrew van der Vlies

Remembering the Future (Just) Past: Utopia, Nostalgia, and Redress in Early Postapartheid Fictions, Reconsidered

Andrew van der Vlies is Professor in the Department of English and Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He is author of scholarly articles and chapters on South African literature, visual culture, gender studies, and print culture, as well as the books South African Textual Cultures (2007) and Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing (2017). He is editor of Print, Text, and Book Cultures in South Africa (2012), Zoë Wicomb’s Race, Nation, and Translation: South African Essays (2018), and co-editor of South African Writing in Transition (2019). He is currently working on a new critical edition of Olive Schreiner’s The Story of an African Farm (1883) and co-editing a number of essay collections with collaborators in the UK and South Africa.

 


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