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Women, Literary Novels and Social Enquiry

26 Sep 2018 - 17:15

Feminist writers, some located in the university, have employed literary styles of writing to address the dynamics of gender and other long-standing and entrenched social concerns.

As a mode of social inquiry and intervention, literary writing offers immediacy and emotional depth that is frequently absent in expository forms of writing ordinarily deployed by the academy. 

A discussion was held with Barbara Boswell (2017), Jade Gibson (2015) and Kharnita Mohamed (2018) who have employed literary writing towards addressing gender-based violence in the Global South. The conversation was moderated by Fatima Seedat (AGI, UCT).

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discussion panel