Department of Afrikaans and Theory of Literature

Dr L Jacobs

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Afrikaans and Theory of Literature
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012-4296474


  • Matriculated (De Vos Malan High School, King William’s Town, 1971)
  • BA degree (NWU, 1972-1974) (PU for CHE) Subjects: Afrikaans-Nederlands III, German III, Philosophy III, English II, French I, History I
  • Complete UED (NWU, 1975) (PU for CHE) specialising in Afrikaans (First Language), Higher Grade and German (Higher Grade
  • Hons BA (NWU, 1979) (PU vir CHO)
  • Magister Artium (MA) (UP, 1985) Field of speciality: Dutch Poetry: The poetry of  Gerrit Kouwenaar
  • DLitt degree (UP, 2016) Field of speciality: systems theories of Even-Zohar, Pierre Bourdieu, Dirk de Geest en Siegfried Schmidt

Currently teaching

Modules responsible:  AFK1501, AFK3701, AFK4802

Fields of academic interests

  • The implementation of systems theories in the field of the Afrikaans prose system
  • Black writers of Afrikaans Prose
  • Training secondary teachers in the teaching of Afrikaans Literature

Field of Specialisation

  • The DLitt degree (Systems Theory) (University of Pretoria) under the supervision of professor CHF Ohlhoff (Afrikaans Department) was awarded in April 2016. Title of dissertation: Die posisie van swart Afrikaanse prosaskrywers in die Afrikaanse prosasisteem vanaf 1992
  • Modules responsible: AFK1501, AFK3701, AFK4802

Journal articles

  • Jacobs, Lisetta. 2013. Phillips se posisie in die Afrikaanse literêre veld. in Stilet: Jg. 15 (1). Maart 2013:76-93

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Member of SAVAL/SASGLS
  • Member of ALV


  • Get On Community Project