Sarah Pett

Early Career Researcher and Teacher (SOAS)



In preparation. The Parapostcolonial: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and New Approaches. Ed. Anna Bocking-Welch, Isabelle Hesse, and Sarah Pett. Journal special issue, currently under consideration with Postcolonial Text


In preparation. “Urban Muti-ations: Aliens, Animals, and Territorial Anxiety in Twenty-first Century South African Speculative Fiction.” The Parapostcolonial: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and New Approaches (see above).


Under consideration. Radical History Review. Special issue on the Global Antiapartheid era: 1946-1994. “Against the Generic Grain: Apartheid South Africa, Transnational Human Rights Reportage, and Ruth First’s 117 Days.

Scrutiny2: Issues in English Studies in Southern Africa 12.2 (2007): 99-106. “(Re)Writing the Black Feminist Text: A Comparative Study of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Achmat Dangor’s The Z Town Trilogy.”

Blog posts

In preparation. Series of posts for PhD2Published. PhD2Published is a blog dedicated to providing publishing advice for and sharing practice amongst ECRs. These posts will describe the process of devising and putting into action a series of collaborative publication workshops based on open peer review, to develop PGR conference papers into an edited collection for publication in 2013.


Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies. Forthcoming. Hall, A. Disability and Modern Fiction: Faulkner, Morrison, Coetzee and the Nobel Prize for Literature. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Journal of Postcolonial Writing:

Forthcoming. Dooley, G. J. M. Coetzee and the power of narrative. Cambria P,  2010.

47.5 (2011): 476-477.  Jolly, R. Cultured violence: Narrative, suffering, and engendering human rights in contemporary South Africa. U of Chicago P, 2010.

47.3 (2011): 357-358Poyner, J. J. M. Coetzee and the paradox of postcolonial authorship. Ashgate, 2009.



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PhD Submission

The beginning of the rest of my life...September 30th, 2013
"I can hardly wait"
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