Local Color: Roundtable on the Hebrew translation of "Skin Tight: Apartheid Literary Culture and Its Aftermath" by Louise Bethlehem
With the participation of the outhor, Oded Wolkstein, Shaul Setter, Danielle Shworts, Tamar Kaplansky.
Moderator: Omri Grinberg. Lecturer at the culture program at Sapir College, MA in culture studies at Hebrew University.
At Zochrot: 61 Ibn Gvirol St. (The entrance from 13 Maneh St.) on Tuesday, April 17, at 8:30pm. 03-6953155
The Program in Cultural Studies and the Department of English
Fields of research: literary theory, postcolonial studies, theories of representation, literary history and historiography, South African literary and cultural history and historiography, realism in South Africa, trauma theory, witnessing, collective memory, gender studies.Current research: postcolonial witness, victim and perpetrator narratives, the postcolonial gothic, diaspora studies.
Books: Skin Tight: Apartheid Literary Culture and Its Aftermath. 2006. University of South Africa Press, Pretoria; Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden.
Edited Volumes: South Africa in the Global Imaginary. 2004. Unisa (University of South Africa) Press, Pretoria; Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden. Leon de Kock, Louise Bethlehem, Sonja Laden, eds. Reprint with additional material of “South Africa in the Global Imaginary,” Special Issue of Poetics Today 22 Summer 2001.Violence & Non-Violence in Africa. 2007. Routledge, London and New York. Pal Ahluwalia, Louise Bethlehem and Ruth Ginio, eds.The State of Literary Studies in South Africa, Special Centenary Edition, English Studies in Africa 51(1) 2008. Louise Bethlehem, Reingard Nethersole and Michael Titlestad, eds. Rethinking Labour in Africa, Past and Present. 2010. Routledge, London and New York. Lynn Schler, Louise Bethlehem and Galia Sabar, eds.
"Strange Loops and Writes-of-Passage: Double-Crossing Diaspora." Special Double Issue of The South Atlantic Quarterly on "Diaspora and Immigration." Guest Editor: V.Y. Mudimbe, with Sabine Engel, 98(1/2): 255-66. 1999.
"Aneconomy in an Economy of Melancholy: Embodiment andGendered Identity in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace" African Identities 1(2):167-85. 2003.
"11 February 1990, South Africa: Apartheid and After," in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century Literature in English, pages 240- 250. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. 2006. Brian McHale and Randall Stevenson, eds.
“The Pleasures of the Political: Apartheid and Post-Apartheid South African Fiction,” in Teaching the African Novel, 222-245. 2009. Modern Language Association (MLA), New York. Gaurav Desai, ed.
“Now That all is Said and Done: Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa” in The Social Construction of Silence, 2010, 153-170. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Efrat Ben-Zeev, Ruth Ginio and Jay Winter, eds.