de Jong, Marianne: Senior lecturer in Theory of Literature at the University of South Africa (Unisa). Studied in South Africa and at the University of Konstanz and the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main (both Germany). Published a study with the title A new Afrikaans literature, investigating the influence of Marxism on Afrikaans literature just before the regime change in South Africa in 1994. Theoretical interests: poststructuralist/postmodernist thought and literary criticism, ethics and literature, post colonialism, and gender and cultural studies. Lectures on under- and postgraduate level. Published on Reception Aesthetics (particularly the work of Wolfgang Iser), Derrida, Foucault, Habermas, Lacan, Gayatri Spivak, Bakhtin and several South African novels, in particular the work of Nobel laureate JM Coetzee. Presently completing a study with the title „The act of writing and its ethics in the novels of JM Coetzee”. Edited two special editions on the work of JM Coetzee for the (accredited) Journal of Literary Studies.
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