Department of English Studies

Ms C Fratini

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: English Studies
Tel: 012 429 3241
Fax: 012 429 6222


  • MA (English – University of Pretoria, 2003)

Fields of academic interests

  • Mythology
  • Classical Reception
  • Popular Culture

Field of Specialisation

  • Popular Culture
  • Reception studies
  • Fantasy Literature and Myth


Book chapters:

  • An Open account from the past always needs to be settled”: Chimaira (2001) / The Ancient Curse (2010) and receiving the past. Rewriting the Ancient World – BRILL Publications (soon to be released)

Journal articles

  • ‘Chaos and the Human Spirit - the fall of Mussolini, the signing of the Armistice by Italy in the Second World War and its effects on the P.O.Ws interned at Zonderwater’.  Italian Studies in Southern Africa (ISSA) Vol. 27, No.2  2014

  • ‘Questions of ‘home’ and ‘origin’: Valerio Massimo Manfredi’s Chimaira (2001) / The Ancient Curse (2010)’. Italian Studies in Southern Africa Vol29, No. 1. 2016.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Manager– The Povey Centre


  • Mythology and Education
  • Cultural Politics and Creative Writing (CE Project)
  • Italian PoWs in South Africa