Dr. Claudia Drawe
Claudia Drawe studied English, German and Comparative literatures at the University of Essen. In 2001 she finished her studies with an M.A. thesis on novels of female writers in the new South Africa. She finished her PhD in July 2006. The title of the thesis was Erinnerung und Identität in ausgewählten Romanen der Postapartheid.
She participated in a student exchange programme with the University of Wolverhampton in 1993/94. She also did her research at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, and at the University of Durban-Westville, South Africa (now: University of KwaZulu-Natal), where she gave a presentation on Approaching the Other: Interracial Relationships in Nadine Gordimer's The Housegun and Marlene van Niekerk’s Triomf.
Areas of Teaching and Research
During her studies Claudia Drawe specialised in postcolonial literatures, especially in South African literature and culture. She currently works for the Faculty of Humanities and also teaches courses for the English department at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
Current course (winter term 07/08):
Crime Fiction – a globalised phenomenon
|WS 02/03||Language and Literature in the new South Africa|
|SoSe 03||Revisiting the past in post-apartheid novels|
|SoSe 04||From Jo’burg to Jozi: South Africa’s City of Gold|
|SoSe 05||Crime Fiction in Britain and Southern Africa|
|WS 05/06||Slave Narratives|
|SoSe 2006||The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa|
|WS 2006/07||Skilled Language Course (SLC) II – Productive|
|WS 2006/07||South Africa in Films|
|SoSe 2007||The Drum Decade|
|WS 2007/2008||Crime Fiction - a globalised phenomenon|
|SoSe 2008||Doris Lessing|
|WS 2008/09||Nelson Mandela: The man and the myth|
|SoSe 2009||Steve Biko and the Black Consciousness Movement|
|WS 2009/2010||Slave narratives from North America, the Caribbean and Africa|
Erinnerung und Identität in ausgewählten Romanen der Postapartheid. Trier: WVT 2007.
‘Elleke Böhmer’. http://literature.kzn.org.za/lit/
"The Representation of the Past in Pamela Jooste’s Novel Frieda and Min",
in: Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht XXXIX 2/3 (2006), 177-186.
Rez. "Antjie Krog: A Change of Tongue", in: Literatur in Wissenschaft und
Unterricht XXXIX 2/3 (2006), 249-252.
South Africa. The Rainbow Nation at the Cape, München: Langenscheidt ELT GmbH 2009
(Viewfinder Topics Students' Book).
South Africa. The Rainbow Nation at the Cape, München: Langenscheidt ELT GmbH
(Viewfinder Topics Resource Book) (forthcoming).