Convener: Dr Bernard Fortuin

Lecture Times: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Period 2, 09:00-09:45.

Timetable, tutorial times and tutorial sign-up are published on Amathuba once you have registered for the course.

Entrance requirements: None.

DP requirements: All written work to be handed in and at least 75% attendance at tutorials.

Assessment:  Continuous assessment (essays, projects, tests, etc.) counts 100%.

Prescribed Texts, 2024

The Critical Image:

Cole, Teju. “A Crime Scene at the Border”. New York Times (July 10, 2019). (Available on Amathuba as .pdf, but without images.)

Butler, Judith. “Precarious Life”. In Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence.  London: Verso, 2004. 128-151.

McClintock, Anne. “Paranoid Empire: Spectres from Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib”. Small Axe 28 (2009): 51-74.

Sontag, Susan. Regarding the Pain of Others. New York, Picador, 1993.

Butler, Judith. “Torture and the Ethics of Photography: Thinking with Sontag”. Frames of War: When is Life Grievable? London: Verso, 2010. 63-100.4.

McClintock, Anne. “Monster: A Fugue in Fire and Ice”, e-flux. (Accessed 9 August 2020).

Poetry and Performance: To be supplied on Amathuba and YouTube.

The Essay:  To be supplied on Amathuba.

Visual Poetics: To be supplied on Amathuba.

Franz, Kafka. The Metamorphosis (1915)

Short Fiction:

“The Suit” by Can Themba was published in The Will to Die (1972). An electronic

version of the collection is available electronically through the library.

The stories below were published in Running and Other Stories (2013) by Makhosazana


“Behind The Suit”

“The Suit Continued: The Other Side”

The collection is available electronically through the library.

The following stories were published in Queer Africa: New and collected fiction (2013),

edited by Makhosazana Xaba and Karen Martin.

“Pinch” by Martin Hatchel

“Poisoned Grief” by Emil Rorke

“Impepho” by Roger Diamond

“The Big Stick” by Richard De Nooy

“Sethunya Likes Girls Better” by Wame Molefhe

The collection is available electronically through the library.

The NYC Public Theatre’s Radio Production of Shakespeare’s Richard II: NYC Public Theatre’s ‘Free Shakespeare on the Radio’ 2020 production of Richard II