Department of Afrikaans and Theory of Literature

Mr N van Heerden

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Afrikaans and Theory of Literature
Junior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 6424
E-mail: vheern@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BIS Publishing (UP, 2011)
  • BA (Hons) Afrikaans (UP, 2012)
  • MA (UP, 2017)

Currently teaching

  • Modules responsible: AFK2601; AFK3701 (Deel 2)

Fields of academic interests

  • Genre
  • Crime fiction
  • Canonization
  • Postcolonialism
  • Ecocritcism

Field of Specialisation

  • Afrikaans literature
  • South African crime fiction
  • Modules responsible: AFK2601; AFK3701 (Deel 2)

Books

  • Editor: Ongekunsteld. ‘n Bundel verhale aangebied vir Annette Jordaan. 2015. Pretoria: Hond Publishers.

Journal articles

  • Twee dieregestaltes by N.P. van Wyk Louw: Raka en "Die swart luiperd". 2013. Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, 50(3): 106-120.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Secretary of SAVAL / SASGL (South African Society for General Literary Studies).
  • Member of the ALV (Afrikaanse Letterkundevereniging) and TLA (Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Association).

Projects

  • Involved in the GetOn skills development project.
  • Involved in the coordination of the annual QUILTBAG seminar and film festival.

Other

Reviews:

  • Syferfontein, ’n plaastragedie van selfsug en woede aanmekaargesit (review). 2017. Literator, 38(1).  
  • [VII] deur Gilbert Gibson (review). 2015. Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, 52(1): 247-249.
  • Ikarus deur Deon Meyer (review). 2016. Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, 53(2): 208-212.
  • Kry my by die gewone plek aguur deur Loftus Marais (review). 2012. Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, 50(1): 182-183.