Professor Joan Hambidge

Professor Emerita

BA(Hons) Stell MA Pret PhD Rhodes PhD Cape Town

Research interests: poetry; theory of literature and criticism; gender studies; psychoanalysis and creative writing.

Prof. Joan Hambidge is a poet and academic, known for her iconoclastic approach to Afrikaans literary traditions and for being the first Afrikaans author to have dealt with lesbianism from an insider's perspective. She holds a BA (Hons, cum laude) from Stellenbosch University, an MA (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria, and two doctoral degrees, the first from Rhodes University and the second from the University of Cape Town, where Hambidge has taught since 1992. Her publications include Matriks (2015) Meditasies (2013), and Vuurwiel (2009). Hambidge is also the recipient of the 1986 Eugène Marais Prize and the 2012 ATKV Prize.

She published 2 volumes in 2021: Nomadiese sterre and ;Konfessies, Kaarte en Konterfeitsels.

Sanctum will be released in 2022.

She was recently appointed as a Fellow at UCT

Office: AC Jordan 416.7

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