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Urban Humanities: False Bay: Perspectives from the Environmental Humanities

25 October, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm SAST

ACC is very excited to host Dr Shari Daya in conversation with Dr Hedley Twidle, reflecting on the Environmental Humanities through encounters with False Bay.

Dr Twidle is a senior lecturer in the English Department at UCT.

“I joined the department in 2010 as a lecturer in southern African and postcolonial literatures. Much of my current work addresses contemporary life-writing and non-fiction narrative. What, after all, does the word ‘literary’ signify in a phrase like ‘literary non-fiction’?  And how can one explore the array of non-fictional modes that are simultaneously drawn on, refashioned and blurred into each other in South African writing: experimental auto/biography, investigative journalism, the Struggle memoir, the diary, microhistorical and archival reconstruction.

My research also explores the difficult relation between environmental thought and social history in southern Africa. Since 2013 I have been involved in the conceptualisation and planning of a new interdisciplinary M Phil in the Environmental Humanities, launched in February 2015. I am also a member of the Archive and Public Culture research initiative, a dynamic intellectual space where new research can be presented to experts in the field”.


25 October, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm SAST
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Studio 1
Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, UCT
Cape Town, South Africa
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