Department of Afrikaans and Theory of Literature

Dr G Sansalvadore

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Afrikaans and Theory of Literature
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012-429 6249
E-mail: sansag@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • PhD Literature (Wits, 1990)
  • MA English Studies (Unisa, 2016)

Currently teaching

  • Modules responsible: WLL2601, WLL2602, WLL3702, WLL3703, WLL3704, WLL3705

Fields of academic interests

  • Italian Postcolonial Literature
  • Historical Writing
  • Narrative

Field of Specialisation

  • Italian Literature
  • Gothic Literature
  • Postmodernism
  • Modules responsible: WLL2601, WLL2602, WLL3702, WLL3703, WLL3704, WLL3705

Journal articles

  • “The Zombie and His Italian Half Brother: the satiric use of the zombie myth in the short story Zoologo by Niccolò Ammaniti” in Italian Studies in Southern Africa, Vol. 29, No. 1 (2016)
  • “The uses of ‘orality’ in an Italian post-colonial text: Gabriella Ghermandi’s Queen of Flowers and Pearls (2007), English Academy Review, Vol. 33, No. 1 (2016), pp.17-28.
  • “The Return of the Ghost: Gothic referencing in Isabella Santacroce’s Revolver (2006)” in ISSA (Italian Studies in Southern Africa) Vol. 27(2), 2015, pp.161-187.
  • “Theatrical Game-Play: Giorgio Manganelli’s Otello: ovvero Cassio governa a Cipro”,  ISSA (Italian Studies in Southern Africa) Vol. 28(1), 2015, pp.23-49.
  • “Coming to Terms with Our Colonial Past: Regina di fiori e di perle by Gabriella Ghermandi” in Italian Studies in Southern Africa, Vol. 26, No. 1 (2013). “Through the lens of the East: a study of themes in travel literature with reference to Giorgio Manganelli’s Cina e altri orienti” in  ISSA (Italian Studies in Southern Africa) Vol. 25, No. 1 (2012).

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • President of API (Association Of Professional Italianists) for 2017-2019
  • Senior Lecturer

Projects

  • Article on Kossi Komla-Ebri’s EmbarRacisms
  • Research on contemporary Italian writers on migration
  • Article on Italian contemporary literary historicism