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Date: 2019
Language: English
Type: text
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/70452
Description: Zakes Mda is a prominent post-apartheid black South African novelist whose style has been described as experimental. He also wrote plays intended to ‘rally people to action’ during the apartheid years ... More
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Date: 2018
Language: English
Type: text
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/58024
Description: This thesis seeks to contribute to the conversations in the humanities about the treatment of the physical environment in the context of a global ecological fragility and increased scholarly interest ... More
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Date: 2017
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/7301
Description: George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, has joined franchises like Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings at the forefront of popular culture. Unlike other popular fantasy franchi ... More
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Date: 2017
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/7334
Description: Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West is a provocative evocation of the American West that has attracted a wide range of critical responses. This study has three foci: th ... More
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Authors: Brits, Jason
Date: 2017
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/7312
Description: This thesis is concerned with the persistence of Self-Reliant Transcendentalist thought in modern American nonfiction. It traces the ideas of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau (as progenitor ... More
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Date: 2017
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/7345
Description: The subject of this thesis is to explore the philosophy of life that informs C.S. Lewis’s Cosmic Trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra and That Hideous Strength). These texts are “spiritual ad ... More
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Authors: Singh, Jyoti
Date: 2017
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/4590
Description: This thesis explores the tensions and intersections between science, allegory, and related eighteenth-century attitudes towards animals in William Blake’s poetry through detailed analysis of individua ... More
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Date: 2017
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/18604
Description: This thesis examines Lauren Beukes’s novels, Moxyland and Zoo City, in relation to spectral theory, a tool of critique which enables an inspection of the author’s fictional societies, by looking at th ... More
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Date: 2017
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/36105
Description: When the Swedish Academy lauded J. M. Coetzee for portraying situations in which “the distinction between right and wrong, while crystal clear, can be seen to serve no end” (“PR” para. 3), it presente ... More
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Date: 2017
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/5544
Description: This thesis explores geopolitically diverse fictional responses to 9/11 and the War on Terror. Drawing on Judith Butler’s (2009) notion of the “frames of war,” Jacques Derrida’s (2005) conception of t ... More
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Authors: Marais, Jessica
Date: 2016
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/3917
Description: In this thesis, I examine the interrelated roles of waiting and alterity in Samuel Beckett's trilogy of novels: Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable. The conventional understanding of waiting is as a ... More
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Authors: Mthembu, Lumumba
Date: 2016
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/3322
Description: This study seeks to uncover the manner in which the young black experience is constructed in three novels by Sifiso Mzobe, Kgebetli Moele and K. Sello Duiker. Young Blood, Untitled and Thirteen Cents ... More
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Date: 2016
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/3848
Description: This thesis examines the depiction, in contemporary South African fiction, of irresponsibility and responsibility in relation to the raced, gendered, and animal Other. Through a close analysis of Jere ... More
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Authors: Ward, Brendan
Date: 2016
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/3994
Description: This thesis is concerned with literature’s engagement with the environment, specifically ecosystems and climate change. Literature of the fantastic, works that break from the tradition of mimetic lite ... More
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Authors: Mason, Paul
Date: 2016
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: vital:2332
Description: The theoretical framework for this thesis and analysis of primary texts revolves around the problem of conscription into the South African Defence Force (SADF) in the 1980s. The ideology of masculinit ... More
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