Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies Staff

Professor Joan Hambidge


Office: Arts 416.7,
Telephone: +27 (0)21 650 2314

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Section Head (Afrikaans), Acting Section Head Italian Studies. Research interests: poetry; theory of literature and criticism; gender studies; creative writing.

Dr Sonja Loots


Office: Arts 416.1,
Telephone: +27 (0)21 650 2315

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Lecturer (Afrikaans). Research interests: Afrikaans literature; Dutch literature; Afrikaans archive; commemorating the past; Afrikaans writers writing about apartheid; memory and history in Afrikaans prose; museum practices in recent Afrikaans novels; social anthropological approaches in Afrikaans prose.

Emeritus Professor Etienne van Heerden


Office: Arts 416.3,
Telephone: +27 (0)21 650 2320

Professor (Afrikaans). Research interests: historiography and fiction; Caribbean Dutch literature in the former Dutch colonies; theory of literature; creative writing; the Internet as educational medium.

Dr Ian van Rooyen


Office: Arts 416.2,
Telephone: +27 (0)21 650 2313

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Lecturer & HRS convenor (Afrikaans). Research interests: second language acquisition and teaching; special purposes language teaching; contemporary theory of metaphor.