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