Department of English Studies

Dr A Kruger

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: English Studies
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 8732


  • DLitt et Phil (Unisa) 

Fields of academic interests

  • The concept of fictionality in theatre
  • The position of the audience in performance
  • The philosophical significance of performance

Field of Specialisation

  • Postmodern drama and theatre
  • Popular Culture
  • Literary Theory


Book chapters:

  • Krüger, Lida. 2013. “The visual representation of the boundary between past and present: Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard and Suzman’s The Free State.” In: Viljoen, Hein. (ed.) Crossing Borders, Dissolving Boundaries. Rodopi: Amsterdam. (Cross/Cultures.) pp. 93-112.

Journal articles

  • Krüger, Lida. 2016. “ʻStop putting words in my mouth!’: undermining the binary between the actual and the fictional.” New Theatre Quarterly, 32(3): 244-255. August.
  • Keuris, Marisa & Krüger, Lida. 2014. “South African drama and theatre heritage (part I): a map of where we find ourselves. South African Theatre Journal, 27(1): 19-31. March.
  • Keuris, Marisa & Krüger, Lida. 2014. “South African drama and theatre heritage (part II): what does the future hold? South African Theatre Journal. (Accessed: 5 March 2014.)
  • Krüger, Lida. 2013. “‘Wie sal ons onthou?’: die gehoorlid se ongemaklike posisie in Deon Opperman se ‘Tree Aan !’” Litnet Akademies, 10(3): 418-458. December.  (Accessed: 5 March 2014.)
  • Krüger, Lida; Viljoen, Hein & Wenzel, Marita. 2013. “Subversion versus inversion: the loss of the carnivalesque in Janet Suzman’s The Free State.” Journal of Literary Studies, 29(3):82-98.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Thesis Publication Award: Unisa Press (2015)


  • The significance of performance in dramatic (and other) texts
  • The actual versus the fictional in Betrayal, The Real Thing, and Closer