13-14 September 2012, University of York
Dorothy Driver was born in South Africa and now resides in Australia. She is Professor of English at University of Adelaide, and Emerita Professor atUniversity of Cape Town, where she taught for twenty years, and where she retains an Honorary Research Associateship. She has also held visiting positions at University of Chicago and Stanford University. Her major research interests have been in the constructions and representations of gender and race both under Apartheid and after Apartheid, and in writing by women. She has published on various South African writers as well as on topics such as theSouth African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Drum magazine and gender, short fiction in a modernist tradition, and the African National Congress constitutional guidelines. She has edited and co-edited a number of books, among them the historical anthology Women Writing Africa: the Southern Region, and for twenty years produced for Journal of Commonwealth Literature an annual survey of the year’s work in South Africa.