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Print Culture and Publishing in 20th Century South Africa

Print Cultures South Africa

Partner Profiles

Caroline Davis

Caroline Davis (lead applicant) is Senior Lecturer in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University, she is responsible for courses in book history and print culture on the MA and BA publishing programmes.  She is currently researching book and reading policies under Bantu Education, and is also investigating the work of British publishers in Africa during the 20th century, focusing in particular on the work of Longmans. Her book Creating Postcolonial Literature: African Writers and British Publishers was published by Palgrave in 2013.

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Archie Dick

Archie Dick (co-applicant) is Professor in the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria. His main research interest is the history of reading, and his most recent book is The Hidden History of South Africa's Book and Reading Cultures (University of Toronto Press, 2012). He is currently investigating how apartheid intellectuals shaped the growth of regionalism in Southern Africa regarding the development of libraries and the promotion of reading.

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Sally Hughes

Sally Hughes is Principal Lecturer in Publishing, OICPS, Oxford Brookes University. Her research examines the production and reception of museum books and the contribution of these cultural entities to the role of the museum in shaping national identities. She completed her PhD on museums publishing (University of Leicester,  2011). During this partnership programme, she is developing her research on museum publishing in South Africa, carried out in Pretoria and Cape Town from 2012-13. During her first visit under this programme, Sally addressed the use by commercial contemporary art galleries in South Africa of printed materials, mainly exhibition catalogues, to represent artists and their production in the art markets of the global north. This work will be published a special edition of Critical Arts. Additional data from her research under this programme will inform case studies in her forthcoming book (Ashgate, 2016) on museum and art gallery publishing.

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Elizabeth Le Roux

Elizabeth Le Roux is Lecturer and Coordinator: Publishing Studies, Department of Information Science, She has a PhD on the social history of the university presses in South Africa, and previously worked in the scholarly publishing industry for 12 years. Her research interests include the publishing history of the African continent, archival practice, and intellectual history. During this project, she will carry out research in the archival collections of publishers’ records in both South Africa and the UK. These records are scattered, and no attempt has been made to systematically track their location or state of preservation thus far. The first phase of the research will focus on locating and analysing the archival holdings of South Africa’s oppositional and anti-apartheid publishers, and on developing a guide to preservation for South African archivists and publishers.

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Jane Potter

Jane Potter is Senior Lecturer in Publishing, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University. Her research and teaching focuses on book and literary history, including war literature and the book trade. Her monograph Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women's Literary Responses to the Great War 1914-1918 (OUP, 2005) was joint winner of the 2006 Women’s History Network Book Prize and she has published widely on many aspects of war literature, book history, and women’s writing. Recent publications include Three Poets of the First World War: Ivor Gurney, Isaac Rosenberg and Wilfred Owen (Penguin, 2011), edited with Jon Stallworthy. Forthcoming publications in 2014 are: Working in a World of Hurt: Trauma and Resilience in the Narratives of Medical Personnel in Warzones (Manchester University Press), with Carol Acton, and New Selected Letters of Wilfred Owen (Oxford University Press). This international partnership will allow her to develop her earlier research on the literature of the Second-Anglo Boer War, expanding the British output and adding the South African dimension. In exploring this under-researched area of literature, book history, and war studies, she hopes to foster a greater understanding of how the events of 1899-1902 were experienced and interpreted by both nations.

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