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The Interplay of Music and Text in Selected Rap Compositions in Contemporary Durban.
This study deals with the interplay of music and text in contemporary Durban rap. It
States of nomadism, conditions of diaspora : studies in writing between South Africa and the United States, 1913-1936.
Using the theoretical idea of ‘writing between’ to describe the condition of the travelling subject, this study attempts to chart some of the literary, intellectual and cultural connections that exist(ed) between black ...
Culture in the public sphere : recovering a tradition of radical cultural-political debate in South Africa, 1938-1960.
This thesis is concerned with the negotiation of cultural and literary matters in South African public life during the period 1938 to 1960. While I begin with an exploration of the more 'orthodox' or 'academic' traditions ...
Lost in transformation : a critical study of two South African museums.
In this dissertation Transformation, as understood in South Africa, is investigated in the ‘Natal Museum’ and the ‘Msunduzi Museum Incorporating the Voortrekker Complex’ in terms of socio-political structures, the museum ...
Few against many : the reception of the battle of Thermopylae in popular culture, South Africa and children's literature.
The Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. is an event of Greek history that has inspired numerous subsequent receptions. Many of these later ‘receptions’ of the battle have been studied in varying degrees of detail by scholars ...
Deconstructing the Native/Imagining the Post-Native: Race, Culture and Postmodern Conditions in Brett Bailey’s ‘plays of miracle and wonder’.
This dissertation combines African philosophical discourses with perspectives on cultural performativity to explore the theme of ‘deconstructing the native’ and ‘imagining the postnative’ through theatre. The dissertation ...
Kof' abantu, kosal' izibongo? : contested histories of Shaka, Phungashe and Zwide in izibongo and izithakazelo.
In this dissertation, I argue that there is a pressing need in post-apartheid KwaZulu-Natal to re-assess the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century histories of the region from the perspectives of people whose ancestry was ...
Dead reckoning : an analysis of George Romero's 'Living dead' series in relation to contemporary theories of film genre and representations of race, class, culture and violence.
This thesis is an in-depth analysis of George Romero's 'Living Dead' tetralogy of films, comprising Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn ofthe-Bead (1978), Day of the Dead(\985) and Land of the Dead (2005), examined through ...
Telling tales, allowing the body to speak : redefining the art of flesh in feminist performance art.
This thesis is constructed between a double argument. The first is a feminist argument that the female body may be viewed as a tool for cultural reinscription against dominant structures of subjectivity and representation ...
Teaching academic writing in a South African context : an evaluation of the drafting-responding process used to develop the academic writing of students in a first year media course at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
The provision of written lecturer feedback at the draft stage of a draft-response-redraft process is an extensively used tool in the process genre approach to teaching academic writing. It is also regarded as an important ...