Dr Georgina Horrell


College position:

Admissions Tutor, Assistant Senior Tutor, Tutor and Director of Studies for Foundation Year as well as College Assistant Professor in English.

Photograph of Georgie Horrell
Photograph of Georgie Horrell

Georgie Horrell has research interests in Postcolonial Literatures, particularly postcolonial theatre and children’s literatures.

Subject areas

Postcolonial Literatures, particularly postcolonial theatre and children’s literatures


Arts and Humanities Award for PhD

Prizes for undergraduate (University of Cape Town) and Masters (UNISA)

Links to online publications, articles or other work

‘J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace: One Settler, One Bullet and the “New South Africa”’ In Scrutiny 2, Vol. 7, No 1, 2002 (6000 Words)

‘A Whiter Shade of Pale: White Femininity as Guilty Masquerade in ‘New’ White South African Women’s Writing’ in Journal of Southern African Studies (Vol. 30, 2004, 6000 Words).

‘The Letters Home Festival: South African Exiles and Émigrés Writing Abroad 5-6 March 2004’ (Conference Report), African Research & Documentation, No. 95, 2004.

Special Letters Home edition of Journal of Postcolonial Writing (formerly World Literature Written in English): a special journal edition featuring papers, photographs, poetry and essays from The Letters Home Festival, edited by Georgina Horrell and Sheila Davies (Vol. 41, No. 2, November 2005).

‘Book review’ in Journal of Southern African Studies of M. Steyn’s Whiteness Just Isn’t What it Used to Be (July 2005).

Article on South African masculinities, Post-Apartheid Disgrace Guilty Masculinities in White South African Writing in Literature Compass2 (2005)20C103, 1-11. (Blackwell, online: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1741-4113.2005.00103.x.)

‘White Lies, White Truth: Confession and Childhood in White Women’s Narratives’ in Trauma, Resistance, Reconstruction in Post-1994 South African Writing (Series: Postcolonial Studies 7) Eds Jaspal Singh and Rajendra Chetty, New York: Peter Lang New York ( 2010)

Forthcoming: ‘Transgression and Transition’ in The Emergent Adult: Adolescent Literature and Culture Eds Maria Nikolajeva and Mary Hilton