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Deputy Head of Department & Associate Professor
Name: Andy Carolin
Location: GNA 218, Robert Sobukwe Building Soweto Campus
Department of Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Staff  Staff Members

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About Prof Andy Carolin

Andy Carolin is an Associate Professor  in the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg. He is the author of a monograph titled “Post-Apartheid Same-Sex Sexualities: Restless Identities in Literary and Visual Culture” (Routledge 2021). He has a PhD in English literature, and his work is located broadly within South African literary and cultural studies. His research focuses on the intersections between race, gender, sexuality and history in South African literature and film. He has also published on theories of transnationalism, as well as the history of the anti-apartheid movement. He holds a Y rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF). In the Department of Childhood Education, he teaches academic literacy, African literature and children’s literature.

Recognition and awards:

2023: Future Professors Programme, Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)

2022: UJ Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teacher Excellence

2022: UJ Vice Chancellor’s Award for Book of the Year

2021: National Research Foundation (NRF) Rating: Y

2019: UNISA Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Research

2010: Mandela Rhodes Scholarship

Recent publications

Carolin, A. 2022. “What literary studies can offer sexuality education: Pre-service teachers’ responses to an animated film”. Transformation in Higher Education, 7: 1-9.

Carolin, A. 2021. Post-Apartheid Same-Sex Sexualities: Restless Identities in Literary and Visual Culture. London & New York: Routledge.

Carolin, A., Dass, M. & Grogan B. 2020. “Reading post-apartheid whiteness”. Journal of Literary Studies, 36(4). Carolin, A. 2020. “Winnie Mandela: Homophobia and dystopia in one of Achmat Dangor’s forgotten short stories”. English Academy Review, 37(1): 23-36.

Carolin, A. & Frenkel, R. 2019. “Transnational imaginaries and the negotiation of sexual rights during the South African transition”. African Studies. 78(4).

Carolin, A. 2019. “South African Gay Pages and the politics of whiteness”. Social Dynamics, 45(2): 234-249. Carolin, A. 2018. “Appropriating Herman Charles Bosman: Same-sex desire and the unmaking of otherness”. Journal of Literary Studies, 34(2): 80-92.

Carolin, A. 2018. “The uncertain future of the South African university”. Journal of Southern African Studies, 44(5): 951-963.

Carolin, A. 2018. “Locating sexual rights in the anti-apartheid movement: Simon Nkoli and the making of post-apartheid protest theatre”. Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies, 32(5-6): 35-50.

Carolin, A. 2017. “Apartheid’s Immorality Act and the fiction of heteronormative whiteness”. Tydskrif vir Letterkunde: A Journal for African Literature, 54(1).

Pretorius, A., Carolin, A., Fourie, R. & Kruger, L. 2017. “Representations of addiction and recovery in selected poems produced in a rehabilitation centre”. Literator: Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies, 38(1): 1-12.

Carolin, A. 2016. “Imraan Coovadia’s post-transitional palimpsest”. Current Writing, 28(1): 12-55.

Carolin, A. 2015. “A novel archive of intimacy: Sex and the struggle in Gerald Kraak’s Ice in the Lungs”. Journal of Literary Studies, 31(3): 49-66.

Carolin, A. 2013. “Constructing post-colonial African sexualities: Identities and discourses in Mardia Stone’s Konkai and K. Sello Duiker’s The Quiet Violence of Dreams”. Scrutiny 2, 18(1): 42-52.

Carolin, A. & Frenkel, R. 2013. “Sex in the text: Representations of same-sex male intimacies in K. Sello Duiker’s The Quiet Violence of Dreams”. English Studies in Africa, 56(2): 36-48.

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