My research investigates the relation between philosophy and literature, especially theories of world literature and postcolonial writing. I am interested in the points of intersection between continental thought and postcolonial literatures, and how these shape ideas about world and worldliness. I have special expertise in the work of J.M. Coetzee and Dambudzo Marechera, as well as the thought of Gilles Deleuze.
My forthcoming monograph, Lines of Flight: Gilles Deleuze, Postcolonial Theory, and the Becoming of World Literature, investigates postcolonial reconfigurations of World Literature, studying texts from Algeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, India and Australia, and using Deleuze’s concept of the line of flight (ligne de fuite) as a literary and philosophical refrain.
Areas of interest related to the above include postcolonial literature and theory; theories of world literature; continental philosophy and critical theory; global writing in English; ‘post-continental’ philosophy; and biopolitical theory.
I am a member of the Postcolonial Studies Association (UK).
Cape Town, South Africa.