Sofia Kostelac

 Sofia Kostelac
Qualifications:B.A.D.A 2001 Wits; B.A. Hons 2002 Wits; M.A. 2006 Wits
Organisational Unit:English
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B rief Professional History

Sofia Kostelac is an associate lecturer in the discipline of English Literature. She completed her M.A. on the representation of historical trauma in Yvonne Vera's late novels at Wits in 2006. She is currently undertaking her PhD research on the writing of South African author, Damon Galgut.

Teaching and Supervision

Her research and teaching interests include the modernist novel, contemporary Southern African writing and theories of literature.

Selected Publications

"'Imposter, Lover, Guardian': Damon Galgut and Authorship in 'Post-transition' South Africa." English Studies in Africa. 2010 53.1

"'The body is his, pulse and motion': Violence and Desire in Yvonne Vera's The Stone Virgins.' Research in African Literatures. 2010 41.3

"'The voice of drowned men cannot be heard': Writing Subalternity in Yvonne Vera's Butterfly Burning and The Stone Virgins." English Studies in Africa. 2007 50.2