About Deirdre Pretorius
ACCREDITED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Pretorius, D & Sauthoff, M. 2004. Challenging Apartheid; Posters from the United Democratic Front and End Conscription Campaign. Image and Text 11: 23-32.
Pretorius, D, Verhoef, G & Sauthoff, M. 2012. The printed propaganda of the Communist Party of South Africa during World War II. Image and Text 20(1): 30-49.
Pretorius, D. 2007. Amapasi Asiwafuni! / To hell with pass laws! Class, race and gender identities in the anti-pass laws cartoons published in Umsebenzi / South African Worker 1933-1936. Image and Text 13:4-19.
Pretorius, D. 2008. Countering stereotypes: the representation of Africans in Communist Party of South Africa cartoons 1930-1936. Image and Text 14: 54-68.
Pretorius, D. 2013. The visual representation of masculinities in Huisgenoot Tempo magazine. Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research. 39(2):210-232.
Pretorius, D. 2015. Graphic Design in South Africa: A Post-Colonial Perspective. Journal of Design History. 28(3):293-315.
Pretorius, D. 2016. Propaganda tricks – Good and Bad: The Posters of the Mobile Visual Instruction & Propaganda Section of the South African Union Defence Force from January to July 1945. South African Historical Journal. 68(4):573-622.
Pretorius, D. 2019. SLUIT NOU AAN! South African Union Defence Force recruitment posters from the Second World War. South African Historical Journal. 71(1):41-69.
Pretorius, D. 2021. President, Preacher and Populist: ANC, DA and EFF Leader Posters of the 2019 South African Elections. Critical Arts. 35(2):16-38.
Pretorius, D. 2016. Does Southern African Design History Exist? In Designing Worlds: National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization. Edited by Kjetil Fallan and Grace Lees-Maffei. Oxford: Berghahn. 42-59.
Pretorius, D. 2021. Teaching Gender and Design in Collaboration with WAM. In Seen, Heard and Valued. WAM Celebrates 40 Years of the Standard Bank Art Collection. Edited by Julia Charlton et al. Johannesburg: Wits Art Museum. 331-335.
Pretorius, D. 2009. Visually Constructing Socialist Identity in 20th Century South Africa: A Comparison of Communist Party of South Africa Cartoons from the 1930s and Congress of South Africa Trade Union Posters from the 1980s, in Imaging Ourselves: Visual Identities in Representation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg Research Centre:90-105.
Pretorius, D. 2011. The Printed Propaganda of the Communist Party of South Africa 1921-1950, Proceedings from the Design History Society Annual Conference, Design Activism and Social Change, 7-10 September 2012, Barcelona, Spain. Available online: http://www.historiadeldisseny.org/congres/
Pretorius, D. 2017. Object Biographies as a method for Communication Design students to construct knowledge in the Design Studies classroom, Proceedings from the Design Education Forum of South Africa Conference, #Decolonise! Design educators reflecting on the call for the decolonisation of education, 27-28 September 2017, Freedom Park, Tshwane. Available online: http://www.defsa.org.za/sites/default/files/downloads/2017conference/Pretorius%23decolonise.pdf
Pretorius, D. 2020. Liberation, Nation and Salvation: South African Political Party Logos of the 2019 General Election. Lessons to Learn? Past Design Experiences and Contemporary Design Practices. Proceedings of the ICDHS 12th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies, 16-19 October 2020, Zagreb (online), Croatia:449-462.
ARTICLES & REVIEWS
Pretorius, D & Gray, B. 2009. Thami Mnyele and the Medu Art Ensemble. Art South Africa 7(3): 82-84.
Pretorius, D. 2006. Design Indaba Magazine. Image and Text 12: 50-51.
Pretorius, D. 2015. Engraved Landscape. Visual Anthropology 28(5):465-467.
Pretorius, D. 2015. Two beadwork exhibitions in Johannesburg, South Africa. Communication Design. 3(2):203-206.
Pretorius, D. 2021. Broadening the ‘Black Consciousness Aesthetic’: Muziwakhe Nhlabatsi’s illustrations for Staffrider, 1979-1981. ASAI. Available online: https://asai.co.za/muziwakhe-nhlabatsi-staffrider/
CONFERENCE PAPERS PRESENTED
Chan, J, Pretorius, D, Luttich, E & Gage, C. 2019. Dialogism, Polyphony and Heteroglossia in the shaping of selected Bookworks from the Decolonial Book Arts Project. SAVAH Annual Conference, Speaking with ghosts: Hauntology, memory, nostalgia and other ways of engaging with past/present/future.
Pretorius, D. 2008. Visual representation and race in the printed propaganda of the Communist Party of South Africa: Cartoons from Umsebenzi 1930-1936. South African Visual Arts Historians Annual Conference, Stellenbosch University.
Pretorius, D. 2009. Visually constructing socialist identity in twentieth century South Africa. Imaging Ourselves: Visual Identities in Representation Conference, University of Johannesburg.
Pretorius, D. 2011. The Printed Propaganda of the CPSA 1921-1950. Design History Society Annual Conference, Barcelona University.
Pretorius, D. 2012. Representing Afrikaans singers’ masculinities in Huisgenoot and Huisgenoot Tempo Magazine. Work/Force: South African masculinities in the media, Stellenbosch University.
Pretorius, D. 2013. Visual communication design in South Africa: a postcolonial perspective. Design History Society Annual Conference, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
Pretorius, D. 2014. South African poster propaganda during the Second World War. Design History Society Annual Conference, University of Oxford.
Pretorius, D. 2015. Icon and iconography: A Critical Comparison of the Iconography in the Documentary Painting of Nelson Mandela by Li Bin With South African Graphics from the Twentieth Century. A public conversation hosted by the UJ Confucius Institute and the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture.
Pretorius, D. 2015. Join up now! Recruitment posters for the South African Union Defence Force during the Second World War. South African Visual Art Historians Annual Conference, UKZN.
Pretorius, D. 2020. Liberation, Nation and Salvation: South African Political Party Logos of the 2019 General Election. Lessons to Learn? Past Design Experiences and Contemporary Design Practices, ICDHS 12th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies, Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde, Zagreb.
Pretorius, D. 2021. Dead Living Things: A Cabinet of Curiosities in the Postcolony. UNTOLD STORIES: recognising, understanding, and reimagining the untold and hidden narratives through visual art. SAVAH 2021. North-West University.
Pretorius, D. 2021. The Staffrider illustrations of Mzwakhe (Muziwakhe Nhlabatsi) 1979-1987. Disturbing Views: Visual Culture and Nationalism in the 20th and 21st Centuries. South African Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture, University of Johannesburg.
Pretorius, D. 2022. Ernest Ullmann’s designs for the 1936/7 Empire Exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa. Exhibitions, new nations and the human factor, 1873 – 1939; Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris.