ERIC Number: EJ1088016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
"The Fire Below": Towards a New Study of Literatures and Cultures (in English?)--A Letter from a Literary Scholar in a South African University in Transition
Collis-Buthelezi, Victoria J.
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v15 n1 p67-78 Feb 2016
This letter was first read as a seminar paper in the Institute for the Humanities in Africa at the University of Cape Town in which I offer a series of provocations about what our current moment asks of us. It is concerned with the future of literary and cultural studies (in English) at that university and in South Africa in the wake of the RhodesMustFall movement. I look at the formation of English literature in colonial India and the rise of black studies in the US as I think through the emerging cry for decolonization of curricula in higher education in South Africa. I contemplate literary and cultural studies as modes of reading and making consent.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Curriculum, English Literature, Culture, Black Studies, Humanities Instruction, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: India; South Africa; South Africa (Cape Town); United States