Department of English Studies

Mr A Carolin

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: English Studies
Tel: 012 429 8015


  • MA English (UJ, 2012)


Fields of academic interests

  • Sexuality studies
  • South African literature
  • South African cultural studies

Field of Specialisation

  • Race, gender, sexuality and identity
  • Post-apartheid and post-transitional literatures
  • Representations of sexuality in South Africa (including drama, documentary, magazines, photography, fiction)
  • Authors: Imraan Coovadia; Mark Behr; Michiel Heyns; K. Sello Duiker 

Journal articles

  • Carolin, A. 2013. Constructing Post-Colonial African Sexualities: Identities and Discourses in Mardia Stone’s Konkai and K. Sello Duiker’s The Quiet Violence of Dreams. Scrutiny2, 18(1): 42-52.
  • Carolin, A. & Frenkel, R. 2013. Sex in the Text: Representations of Male Same-Sex Intimacies in K. Sello Duiker’s The Quiet Violence of Dreams. English Studies in Africa, 56(2): 36-48.
  • Carolin, A. 2015. A Novel Archive of Intimacy: Sex and the Struggle in Gerald Kraak’s Ice in the Lungs. Journal of Literary Studies, 31(3): 49-66.
  • Carolin, A. 2016. Imraan Coovadia’s Post-Transitional Palimpsest. Current Writing, 28(1): 12-25.
  • Carolin, A. 2017. Apartheid’s Immorality Act and the Fiction of Heteronormative Whiteness. Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, 54(1): 111-128.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Mandela Rhodes Scholar