PoetryMarks

Or, how the student made progress with Sylvia Plath, Ingrid de Kok and Ingrid Jonker. In my theory of literature course, Structuralism and Semiotics of Literary Genres, I received the high mark of 90% for my essays on syntactic foregrounding in poetry. All my professor had to say on these essays was ” Excellent “,…

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Home Remedies

Diane Awerbuck’s second novel was published by Umuzi last year. She rose to prominence as a literary author with her first book, Gardening at Night, praised by Andre Brink who appeared to be impressed by the allegorisation of politics in South Africa. My first impression of Ms Awerbuck’s latest novel, centred in and around the False…

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The Student’s Progress

In what has been an awfully difficult semester during the finals of my B A in Theory of Languages and Literature during a challenging time for the university and its students in South Africa, here are my latest year mark results from this semester: Media and communications studies – 72% Theory of the sign – 72%…

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