My research investigates the relationship between politics and aesthetics in world literature. Taking insights from postcolonial theory, world-literary studies and continental philosophy, my work explores the connections between contemporary social movements, radical democracy, practices of decolonisation, and literary production. I have special expertise in contemporary Anglophone African literature, especially the work of Dambudzo Marechera and J.M. Coetzee.
My 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 modern and contemporary Anglophone African literature, world literature, postcolonial literature and theory, continental philosophy and critical theory.
I am a member of the Postcolonial Studies Association (UK).
Cape Town, South Africa.