Associate Professor Jennifer De-Reuck
BA (Hons.), MA, PhD

Associate Professor

About me

Cast picture from the Secret of the SnottygobblesI have taught literature and drama at universities in South Africa and Australia for more than three decades. I graduated from Rhodes University after a B.A. degree in English and Drama,  with first class Honours in English, completed a Masters on the plays of Harold Pinter at the University of Cape Town and then received my PhD from the University of Natal (Durban) shortly before emigrating to Perth, Western Australia with my young family in 1988.

 

 

 

Still from The Scottish Play, an adaptation of MacbethI founded Children’s Theatre at Murdoch University and, over a period of 20 years, have built a reputation amongst primary schools in the Perth metropolitan region for high quality theatre in education productions that induct young people into the delights of theatre even as they negotiate the new media forms they encounter in their lives. The plays all have significant educational content, whether historical, social or moral, and have at their core a student-centred approach to learning – both for the students providing the material and for the audiences who ultimately view the performances.

 

 

Still from The Phoenix and the Fighting Pandas of Yunnan ProvinceMy theatre productions offer students a vehicle through which to research facets of performance aimed at an audience of young people. They take into account all aspects of a theatre production from the sound and lighting design, the make-up and costume design, the set design and building to the accompanying original musical score usually performed live in the theatre or on tour. Many of the graduates from my units have gone into the theatre industry in Perth, Singapore and Malaysia; others have continued through Honours at Murdoch into PhD programmes under my supervision and I currently have a number of postgraduate students at all levels working in the field of theatre, performance and education. They have collaborated with me – tutoring, lecturing, publishing and performing – over several years and have devised and presented several workshops under my guidance. They form the core of a dedicated professional team of Theatre in Education practitioners with Murdoch’s Theatre and Drama Studies Programme as their base.

Still from As You Like ItIn addition to my work in Children’s Theatre, I have developed a Theatre in Education project that explores Shakespeare in the Secondary Curriculum. With my final year drama students, I devise a production to accompany a canonical Shakespeare text. This original play-script dramatizes some of the major questions, themes or characterizations that the relevant play (a set text) engenders and offers possible interpretative models for teachers and students to consider. All my productions in the Theatre and Education mode are accompanied by Handbooks for teachers, designed under my guidance by students and tutors in the units. They offer teacher and pupil, alike, additional material and interaction in the post-performance arena.

 

 

 

CT 2009 Week One - WorkshopI have been awarded both the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence at Murdoch, as well as his Award for Excellence in Research Supervision of Postgraduates. I have written and presented research papers for both traditional and non-traditional publications and have wide-ranging research fields that include feminist performance, postcolonial studies and new historicism. My courses include units in performance and creative arts and traditional literature and drama subjects as well as my current lecturing and directing in the field of Children’s Theatre and Renaissance Theatre. I have devised and directed workshops and taught voice and movement – as well as acting – at the School of Opera, Cape Town and at the University of Cape Town and I have run my own Children’s Drama Groups both in South Africa and in Australia.

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Still  from  Titus AndronicusRecent productions include adaptations of Titus Andronicus and Twelfth Night; Pinter’s The Birthday Party, The Dumb Waiter and Old Times as well as my Children’s Theatre productions. My earlier plays were produced in Chile as part of an English Language Project in collaboration with Murdoch University.

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Teaching area

Galah's Gambit  (Feral, the cat - an introduced (and damaging) species)

The units I currently coordinate are:

EGL 213/613 Children’s Theatre

EGL 308/608 Shakespeare

Teaching Experience:

1989 – 2013 Lecturer in English and Theatre and Drama Studies, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Murdoch University.

2000 – 2013 Director, Children’s Theatre, Murdoch University.

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Since 1975 I have held academic positions in the English and/or Theatre and Drama Departments at universities both in Australia and South Africa. These included the University of Cape Town, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Durban-Westville and the University of Natal.

Teaching awards

I was nominated for a Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award in 1996 and short listed in 2000 and 2011. I was a winner in 2002

Teaching Associations

  • Member of the T.E.E. Literature Syllabus Committee (1991-3)
  • Member of the T.E.E. Literature Examination Panel (1994)
  • Member of the Curriculum Council’s Convening Panel for the T.E.E. Literature Examination (1999-2012)

 

Research areas

I have been a member of the editorial board of the peer-refereed on-line journal, Intersections, (ANU),since its inception and is also a foundation editorial member of the editorial board of I/M, (Murdoch), an on-line, peer-refereed journal co-ordinated by NASS (the National Academy of Screen and Sound) and edited a Special Issue on Performance in 2010.

I have been on the editorial board of Critical Arts since 2010 and assesses the contributions for its ‘Under Fire’ section, which addresses writing from situations of stress, broadly understood.

I have, additionally, acted as a peer-referee for several journals, in both print and on-line formats. I am a regular reviewer, by invitation, of books on the Boer War for H-Africa@h-net.msu.edu. (Humanities and Social Sciences on-line).

My work on cultural theory has gained wide recognition in South Africa and a Conference Paper delivered at Stellenbosch in 2006 was selected for inclusion in the important English Academy Review  published in 2008. More recently I have presented papers on my adaptations of Shakespeare, and have published the results. I have had a paper on my production of Titus Andronicus accepted for a conference at Rhodes University in South Africa in July.

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.Editorial Panel Membership:

2009 – 2013

Editorial Advisory Board, Critical Arts, a Journal of South-North cultural and media studies, Routledge,  UNISA (University of South Africa Press).

2005 – 2013 

Editorial Board, Electronic Journal, I/M, publication of NASS, Murdoch University

1999 – 2013

Editorial Advisory Board, Electronic Journal of Asian Studies: Intersections:http://wwwsshe.murdoch.edu.au/hum/as/intersections/html

Association/Panel Membership

1999 – 2013 

Member ADSA (Australasian Drama Studies Association Member AFSAAP (African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific)

1998 – 2010

Curriculum Council, Nominating Panel Member: English Literature   Examination Panel: Chair, 2002

1998 – 2004      

Founder Member and Murdoch Representative on the Executive of  ASCWA, the African Studies Centre of Western Australia.

1998   

Academic Advisory Panel, Large ARC Grant Application, “Location Register of Literary Manuscripts” (RIEF), UWA Edith Cowan University and Murdoch University

I am currently undertaking research with the intention of developing a script for young audiences: specifically, children at risk and those in refugee and/or detention centres in Australia.

I am also engaged in an international intercultural research project on Shakespearean adaptation with co-researchers in Malaysia (University of Malaya), and Taiwan (Providence University).

Current projects

I am currently developing a Theatre in Education project on Cymbeline. The production will play to High Schools in Perth in Nexus Theatre in November 2014. I will possibly be taking the show on tour to Malaysia and Taiwan in January 2015 with performances in Kuala Lumpur (at the University of Malaya) and the Temple of Fine Arts (Jahore Bharu ) and in Taipei.The outcome, as with my previous touring production, The Winter’s Tale, will feed into my research in intercultural performance.

I am also developing a project on Theatre and Decision Management with a view to working with young people at risk, using drama as a medium for communication.

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Awards and grants

Year Amount Project Description
2013 $2000 Seed funding for OLT grant application assistance from SPARC Large OLT Grant ( Dr Josko Petkovic)
2013 $5000 Master Class in Shakespeare and Performance at the University of Malaya (September/October)
2010 $8000 Funding for Children’s Theatre Touring Production to Malaysia.
2004 $3000 Seed funding from the SCASE (Centre for Research in Social Change and Social Equity.) For developing software for the project,Into the Drama Maze, a resource package for Drama Teachers, with Robin Pascoe (Education)
2002 $520 000 ARC Linkage Grant. I was a member of a larger, interdisciplinary team headed by Professor Duane Varan, Professor Mike Innes, Dr Andrew Turk and Dr Stephanie Donald which established industry links with Channel 9, the ABC, the W.A. Education Department and Nickleodeon in order to research how interactive television can enhance the learning of preschool children. (Successful)
2002 $4 000 Seed funding from SCASE (Centre for Research in Social Change and Social Equity). For a planned internationally focussed HIV/AIDS initiative, “Seize the Future”.  Aimed at assisting juveniles in the third world in making their life-choices in the context of a ‘health holocaust’. With John de Reuck (BITL)
2002 $2 000 Seed funding from the SCASE (Centre for Research in Social Change and Social Equity.) For the project, Into the Drama Maze,a resource package for Drama Teachers, with Robin Pascoe and Terry Church (Education) and Martin Mhando (MCC).
2001 $6 000 Murdoch University Small Research Grant (SRG) for the project: “Fusing Technology and Tradition: Theatreworks, Intercultural Exchange and Notions of ‘New’ Asia”. With Dr Helena Grehan, School of Arts, Murdoch University.

 

Events and speaking engagements

December 2013: Keynote address Nexus Theatre Gala Evening celebrating 20 years of Nexus on campus

October 2013: At the invitation of the Director of the Cultural Centre, I addressed a seminar of Creative Arts staff at the University of Malaya on publishing practice-led research

March 2013: At the invitation of the Director of the Cultural Centre, I consulted with staff in Creative Arts staff at the University of Malaya on curriculum development in the Creative Arts.

January 2013:  I was interviewed on Radio BFM89.9 ( Kuala Lumpur)  and reviews of the production appeared online and in print with the Head of the Drama Department (UM) observing in an interview with Utan (an online publication) that international work like this allowed local university theatre departments to “think outside the box” and to connect both with their communities and with the broader, global context.

March 2012: At the invitation of the Director of the Cultural Centre, I  addressed the staff in the Creative Arts on supervising doctoral students in the creative arts and publishing in the field.

April 2012: Guest speaker on Practice-led Research University of Malaya , Kuala Lumpur.

March 2012: Guest speaker on Practice-led Research N.I.E. National Institute of Education,Nanyang University of Technology,Singapore.

 

Professional and community service

In addition to serving on the School and Divisional Executive Committee (1996-97) I maintain my service to the University through active memberships of the following committees

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TABLE 1: Committee Membership

Year Committee Title and Focus
2003 – 13 School of Social Sciences and Humanities  Promotions Advisory Committee
2009 – 13 Research Committee, School of Social Sciences and Humanities (Arts)
2000 – 13 Nexus Theatre Management Committee, School of Arts
2003 – 13 Screen Academy Murdoch Executive and Management Committee
2004 – 7 Teaching Excellence Selection Committee (Arts)
2003 Selection Committee: Division of SSHE for Lecturer, Media Studies
2001 – 3 Selection Committee: Division of SSHE for Media Studies; Theatre and Drama Studies (Technician)
2000 – 3 Elected Member, Academic Council
2002    Academic Council Representative on the Equity and Equal Opportunity Committee
2001 – 2 Subcommittee of Academic Council: Quality Audit Committee
2001 Subcommittee of Academic Council: Working Party of Time-tabling (Chair, Prof. Walter Bloom)
1998 Technical Support Review Committee: Theatre and Drama Studies, School of Arts
1998 Selection Committee: Division of SSHE for History and Psychology
1997 – 98 Publicity Committee: Division of SSHE
1997 – 98 Managing Change: Division of SSHE committee
1997 Working Party developing Strategic Objectives for Murdoch University’s Community Relations Section
1996 – 97 Chair, Literature, Theatre and Philosophy AOU.
1995 – 97 Chair, English and Comparative Literature Programme

Service to the Community

Children’s Theatre at Murdoch: I write and direct plays for children each year and have done so since the inception of the project in 1991. I see this as an important personal community relations initiative as it has the benefit of exposing the children in the audience to issues-based theatre as well as broadening the expertise of students of theatre and drama at Murdoch. Graduates from TDS with this background are employed by “Barking Gecko”, an internationally renowned Children’s Theatre Company based at the Subiaco Theatre Centre as well as at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle. Students undertake work-experience as part of this industry liaison initiative through units in Creative Arts.

Click here to view an excerpt from the Phoenix and the Fighting Pandas of Yunnan Province

Devising/Directing Schools Performances for Murdoch’s office of Admissions and EnrolmentsIl Fornicazioni, 2004 (a melodrama) played to Murdoch College. The project was continued in 2005.

Participation in a Schools outreach project (BADSFAD – Be A Drama Student For A Day) in which I run workshops for prospective secondary school students (Year 10-11) to familiarise them with a Murdoch drama unit.

T.E.E Time Schools Lecture Series: Since its inception in 1995 until its cessation in 2003, I coordinated the series and offered lectures on a range of literary and dramatic texts of interest to Year 11 and 12 English Literature students.

Member, Festival of Perth Writers Festival Committee: (1997 – 2000):The Committee functioned until PIAF, under its new artistic director, ran into a budget deficit. I was responsible for co-ordinating the activities for the African contingent.

 

 

Doctoral and masters supervisions

I have 18 PhD completions and several M.Phil completions ( mostly as sole supervisor) with a further 9 doctoral theses currently under my supervision, 7 of whom have been awarded either the APA or Murdoch scholarships. My expertise lies in both traditional and non-traditional research projects at this level. My supervision skills have been acknowledged in a Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence in Supervision Award. Many of my students have gone on to academic careers in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia while all have gained satisfactory employment whether as educators, as professionals in the public service or in the media.

Publications

Chapters

  • De Reuck, J., (2013),Exegetical Commentary,In: Contextualized Practices in Arts Education, Springer, pages 183 to 187.
  • De Reuck, J., De Reuck, J., (2012),(In)fusing Moments of Transient Alignment into Diverse Communities of Understanding,In: Romancing Theory, Riding Interpretation, Peter Lang Publishing, pages 89 to 100.
  • De Reuck, J., De Reuck, J., (2007),Infusing Moments of Transient Alignment into Diverse Communities of Understanding,In: (In)Fusion Approach, University Press of America, pages 0 to 0.
  • Venables, E., Ahjum, S., De Reuck, J., (2001),The Remembrance of Things Past: Memory and Migration as Tropes in the Construction of Postgraduate Subjectivities,In: Postgraduate Research Supervision, Peter Lang Publishing, pages 233 to 245.
  • De Reuck, J., (1998),Blackface and Madonna: Race and Gender as Conditions of Reception in Recovering Othello,In: Shakespeare: Readers, Audiences, Players, UWA Press, pages 220 to 232.

Journals

  • De Reuck, J., (2015), "Plagued in Art": The fashioning of an aesthetics of sacrifice in the Duchess of Malfi, Shakespeare in Southern Africa, 27, , pages 25 - 32.
  • De Reuck, J., Miller, K., (2012), "O Tiger's heart wrapped in a woman's hide": Directing and documenting Titus Andronicus in an all-female adaptation, IM Interactive Media, , 8, pages 1 - 15.
  • De Reuck, J., (2012), Empathy and redemption in theatre for young people: towards an epistemic theory of empathetic imagination, International Journal of Arts, Culture and Heritage, 1, special edition, pages 125 - 139.
  • De Reuck, J., (2011), Diegetics in Drama: 'space' and locating a performance of Twelfth Night, IM Interactive Media, , 7, pages 1 - 9.
  • De Reuck, J., (2008), 'In Broken Images': Difference and emancipation within the communal process of social inquiry, English Academy Review, 25, 1, pages 20 - 28.
  • De Reuck, J., (2007), "Plagued in Art": The Fashioning of an Aesthetics fo Sacrifice in 'The Duchess of Malfi', Parergon, 0, , pages 0 - 0.
  • Petkovic, J., Broderick, M., De Reuck, J., (2005), From the Editors, IM Interactive Media, 0, 1, pages 0 - 0.
  • De Reuck, J., (2000), '"The Mirror Shattered Into Tiny Pieces": Reading Gender and Culture in the Japan Foundation Asia Centre's Lear', Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, 3, 3, pages On-line - On-Line.
  • De Reuck, J., (1999), Social Suffering and the Politics of Pain: Observations on the Concentration Camps in the Anglo-Boer War, English in Africa, 26, No. 2, , pages 56 - 69.
  • De Reuck, J., (1998), Living in the Flicker: Aspects of Imperialism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Interpretations, 31, 1, pages 50 - 57.

 

Year Type of Publication Title
2013 e-book(forthcoming) The Captive Carousel  CAM  (2013)
2013 Refereed  Article

“Empathy and Redemption in Theatre for Young People: Towards an Epistemic Theory of Empathetic Imagination.”  The International Journal of Arts, Culture and Heritage (iJACH Vol 1) 125 – 140

2013 Book Chapter (Forthcoming).  Role: Consultant International Scholar. “Integrating Arts into the School Curriculum: Negotiating Partnerships – the Singapore Schools” in Contextualized Practices in Arts Education: A Singapore Dialogue. Ed. Lum Chee Hoo.UNESCO publication.
2012 Book Chapter With John de Reuck, “Infusing Moments of Transient Alignment into Diverse Communities of Understanding’, in Romancing Theory, Riding Interpretation, ed. Ranjan Ghosh, Peter Lang INC, New York: NY. February.
2012 Refereed online article ‘“O tiger’s heart wrapped in a woman’s hide”: Directing and documenting Titus Andronicus in an all-female adaptation.’ In I/M Issue 8, December.
2011 Refereed article “Shaped Space: locating a performance of Twelfth Night. I/M, Journal of NASS, National Academy of Screen and Sound, Issue 5, December
2010 Conference Paper “Shaped Space: locating a performance of Twelfth Night”. Diegetics 11 Conference Murdoch University (3-5 September 2010)
2010 Conference Paper

“Shaped Space: locating a performance of Twelfth Night” Shakespeare’s Spaces Conference, University of Tasmania (28 -29 August)

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2008 Conference Paper “Empathy and Redemption in Theatre for Young People: Towards an Epistemic Theory of Empathetic Imagination”.  Popular Culture and Education in Asia, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 11 – 13 December.
2008 Refereed  Journal Article ‘In Broken Images’: Difference and emancipation within the communal process of social inquiry. English Academy Review(EAR) 25 (1) 20-28
2006 Review Article Douglas Brewster and Robert Weimann, Prologues to Shakespeare’s Theatre: Performance and Liminality in Early Modern Drama (London andNew York: Routledge 2004) in  Australasian Drama Studies 48 (April) 248 -250
2004 Electronic Journal Review Article Steve Attridge, Nationalism, Imperialism and Identity in Late Victorian Culture: Civil and Military Worlds. Palgrave Macmillan 2003 For H-Africa@h-net.msu.edu. (Humanities and Social Sciences on-line)
2004 e-book de Reuck (2004) Athena Emu at the Olympics. Published,CAM (2008)
2004 Workshop “’Enter the Players’: Drama as a methodology for imagining cross-cultural selves”  ‘Local Hero’ presentation, Teaching and Learning Forum,MurdochUniversity, February 2004.
2003 Seminar Paper de Reuck, Jenny. 2003 “J.M. Coetzee: Reflections on a Nobel Laureate”. Invitation to give the occasional address to the Krishna Somers Foundation for Diaspora Studies, MurdochUniversity, November.
2003 Workshop Presentation The Minstrel’s Tale: One day workshop for primary school children as part of the Lance Holt Writers’ Day, organized by Professor Bob White (UWA), November 2003.
2003 Conference Paper de Reuck, J. (2003) “Intercultural Artificer: Shakespeare, TheatreWorks and Ong Keng Sen’s Artistic project” (Being considered for publication by Shakespeare in Southern Africa, Journal of the Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa.)
2003 e-book de Reuck, Jenny (2003) Zak Zebra’s African Safari, Code JD Zak e-book for Windows,CAM (Contemporary Arts Media) Fremantle
2003 e-book de Reuck, Jenny (2003) Shakespeare at Sea. ESBN 19305-030613-153319-11, Hush, Fremantle.
2003 Video de Reuck, Jenny (ed.) 2003. “A Playwright’s Manuscript”, ISBN 0-646-43201-X   Distributed by Hush CAM (Contemporary Arts Media) Fremantle
2002 Conference Paper: ADSA 2002,UniversityofTasmaniaLaunceston, July “A Politics of Theatre: Creating Drama to Encourage Juveniles in Making Informed Decisions in the Context of HIV/AIDS”.(A Joint Paper with John de Reuck, School of Business.)
2002 Conference Paper: AFSAAP 2002MacquarieUniversity,SydneyOctober A paper, taking into account the responses received at the ADSA conference in Tasmania, July 2002, but addressing the topic: “A Politics of Theatre: Creating Drama to Encourage Juveniles in Making Informed Decisions in the Context of HIV/AIDS” specifically in an Africa context. (A Joint Paper with John de Reuck, School of Business.)
2001 Book Chapter “The Remembrance of Things Past”: Memory and Migration as Tropes in the Construction of Postgraduate Subjectivities” in Postgraduate Research Supervisions: Transforming [R] Elations ed. By Alison Bartlett and Gina Mercer,New York: Peter Lang, pp 216 – 233. With my postgraduate students, Eleanor Venables and Sharifa Ahjum.
2001 Book Chapter “Social Suffering and the Politics of Pain: Observations on the Concentration Camps in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902”, English in Africa, Vol 26, No 2, October, 69-88.
2001 Electronic Journal Review Article “Reading the Writings of Empire: Mass Media and the Boer War”, a review of Paula, M. Krebs 1999. Gender, Race and the Writing of Empire: Public Discourse and the Boer War. Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture 23. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Published at H-Africa@h-net.msu.edu. November
2001 Conference Paper Invitation: Trans-actions Culture and Performance University of  NSW July Because of research at that time into Shakespearean adaptationSouth Africaand theUKfor the SRG awarded in 2001, I was unable to accept the invitation.
1996 Refereed Article “Narratives of Suffering: The Boer War Concentration Camps and a Politics ofIdentity Formation”, forthcoming in  The Journal of Literary Studies, (Special Issue on Narratology)
1996 Refereed Article “A Politics of Blood: ‘The White Tribe’ of Africa and the Recombinant Nationalism of a Colonizing Indigene”, Creative Arts, forthcoming.
1995 Refereed Article “Woman on the Frontier: Self-Representations of the Conqueror”,  Current Writing  7 (1), 34-55.
1995 Conference Paper C.R.C.C., Murdoch University, Negotiating Cultural Borderzones, “A Politics of Blood: South African Concentration Camps and the Recombinant Nationalism of a Colonizing Indigene.” April.
1994 Review Deck Chair Theatre’s “Ningali”, with Jenny Silburn, for Hewitt’s Art Bookshop Review Supplement, October,
1994 Review Deck Chair Theatre’s “Factory Girl”, for Fremantle Arts Review, June/July
1994 Conference Paper Australian, New Zealand Shakespeare Association, 3rd Conference, Shakespeare, Readers, Audiences, Players, “Blackface and Madonna”.  20-25 February, U.W.A.
1993 Refereed Article “‘Ways of Worldmaking’: A Study of Narrative Transmission in Henry James’s ‘The Aspern Papers’”,  Journal of Literary Studies (Special issue) 9, (3/4) December , 355-370.
1993 Conference Paper “Woman on the Frontier: Self-Representations of the Conqueror”, A.U.E.T.S.A. 1993 Conference Papers, Port Elizabeth/Potchefstroom.
1993 Conference Paper AUETSA Conference, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa: “Colonial Women Writers”, July.Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, “Taiwan’s New Identities” “Taiwan’s New Lit.”  Profile, Discussant.  21-22 September.

A.D.S.A. Conference, U.W.A., Theatre and Social Change;  “Bounded Reception:  Disintergration of the Avant Garde”.  December 1993.

1992 Refereed Article “The Referendum in South Africa: A Triumph of the Spirit?”SPAN Issue 33 (May), 3-7 (with John de Reuck).
1992 Conference Paper Organizing Committee and Chair, two sessions, SPAN Conference: “Postcolonial Fictions”, Fremantle, December.
1991 Refereed Article “Etching ‘Inconscience’: Unreliability as a Function in Narrative Situations”, Journal of Literary Studies Vol. 6, No. 4, 289-303.
1991 Refereed Article “Stereoscopic Perspectives: Transmission and Reception in Unreliable Homodiegetic Narration”, Australian Universities’ Modern Languages Association Journal, (AUMLA) 74,
1991 Conference Paper Organizing Committee and Chair, one session, AULLA Conference, U.W.A. and Murdoch, February.
1990 Refereed Article “Writing Feminism/Theoretical Inscriptions in South Africa, Current Writing: Text and Reception  in Southern Africa, Vol. 2, October 1990, 30-34.
1990 Book Chapters “Writing Feminism/Theoretical Inscriptions in South Africa”, in Current Writing, Vol.2, October 1990.  Reprinted as Current Writing 2, 1990 in the Gender and Genre Series, C.U.N.Y. Press, New York (forthcoming 1996).
1989 Book Chapter: “Humour and Betrayal: Reading the ALITA Short Stories of Sarah Gertrude Millin” in Women  and Writing in South Africa, ed. Cherry Clayton (Heinemann Southern Africa, Marshalltown:) pp.130-138.
1989 Conference Paper AULLA Congress, Macquarie University, Paper: “Stereoscopic Perspectives:  Transmission and Reception in Unreliable Homodiegetic Narration”
1988 Refereed Article “Race and Gender: A Study of the Artistic Corruption of Perceval Gibbon’s Souls in Bondage” in Journal of Literary Studies, June, 1988, 38-48.
1987 Refereed Article “Humour and Betrayal: Reading the ALITA Short Stories of Sarah Gertrude Millin”, English Studies in Africa, 30, 2:, 83-90.
1987 Article “A Direction for English Studies: A View from the University of Durban-Westville”, the Journal of the University of Durban-Westville.  New Series 4, 77-79.
1986 Refereed Article “Old Times and Pinter’s Dramatic Method”, English Studies in Africa, 29.2., 121-130.
1986 Refereed Article “A New Voice in Narrative”, Journal of Literary Studies (J.L.S.) July, 41-56.
1986 Article “The Immanent Voice and the Dramatic Monologue: Browning’s ‘My Last Duchess’”.  Journal of the University of Durban-Westville, New Series 3, 1986, 49-55.
1986 Conference Paper AUETSA Conference, University of Natal, Paper: “Mimesis and  the Ironic Mode”
1985 Refereed Article “The Narrative Situation of Tristram Shandy”, U.C.T. Studies in English, February , 47-55.