CURRICULUM VITAE



NAME: ......................... Daniël Roux

DATE OF BIRTH: ........ 6 May 1972

PLACE OF BIRTH: ...... Pretoria, South Africa

AGE: .............................. 27

E-MAIL ADDRESS:..... 071dan@muse.wits.ac.za



TERTIARY EDUCATION



1995-1998

MA in English Literature (by dissertation). Awarded with distinction. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

My Masters dissertation is entitled Symbolisation, Death and Desire: Vicissitudes of the Humanist Subject in Selected Plays of Christopher Marlowe. My supervisor was Mrs Hazel Cohen of the University of the Witwatersrand, and my external examiner was Professor Jacques Berthoud of York University.

1994

BA(Honours). Awarded in the first class. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

1991-1993

BA. Awarded with distinction in English. University of Cape Town.



SECONDARY EDUCATION



1988-1990

Sacred Heart College, Johannesburg

1986-1987

Linden High School, Johannesburg



PRIMARY EDUCATION



1979-1985

Louw Geldenhuys Primary School, Johannesburg



OTHER TRAINING



1999

I attended the U.S. Studies Summer Institute on Contemporary American Literature in Louisville, Kentucky, in the United States from June 25 to August 7, 1999. This visit was sponsored entirely by the United States Information Agency.

1996

Intensive workshop orienting tutors of Teachers' English Language Instruction Programme (TELIP) tutors.

1994

Workshop for Supplemental Instruction tutors in English and Sociology run by the Arts Students Development Council (ASDEC) at the University of the Witwatersrand.



PRIZES, AWARDS AND OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS



1996

* University of the Witwatersrand Postgraduate Merit Bursary

* Harold and Doris Tothill Scholarship for Academic Excellence (renewal)

1995

* University of the Witwatersrand Postgraduate Merit Bursary

* Harold and Doris Tothill Scholarship for Academic Excellence

* Centre for Science Development (CSD) Masters Scholarship

1994

* University of the Witwatersrand Postgraduate Merit Bursary

* My Honours dissertation, on Gabriel García Márquez, was awarded 90%

1993

* Winner of the Wilma Thyfield prize for best academic essay (first year to Honours)

* Finalist with honourable mention in Scholia, BX de Wet Essay Competition (University of Natal)

1992

* Koopmans de Wet Scholarship for Afrikaans and Dutch (best first year student)

* Runner-up for Wilma Thyfield prize



WORK EXPERIENCE



Teaching Experience

1998-

* Full-time Junior Lecturer in the Department of English, University of the Witwatersrand. I teach in a wide variety of fields, from Foundation to Masters level. Among others, I offer courses in American Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Renaissance Literature and basic academic literacy.

1997

* Major-time (60%) Junior Lecturer in the Department of English, University of the Witwatersrand.

* Part-time Academic Development Tutor at the Johannesburg College of Education (JCE). My work here involved mostly redress teaching, in response to the racial inequities of apartheid education in South Africa. I attempted to bridge the gap between students coming in to the tertiary institution from schools formerly disadvantaged by the pre-1994 government's racially segregated schooling system. My experience as a tutor at JCE sharpened my sensitivity to problems encountered by speakers of English as a second language.

1996

* Part-time Academic Development Tutor at the Johannesburg College of Education.

* I taught basic computer literacy skills to adults at the Maryvale Adult Education Centre (a satellite of City Deep). This course endeavoured to supply adult learners with skills that would aid them in finding employment. Most of these students had not completed their secondary (and sometimes even primary) education.

* I taught English to Wits staff for the English Enrichment Programme (ELEP) at the Staff Training and Development Unit. I taught the Teachers' English Language Instruction Programme (TELIP) curriculum, modules one to three.

* As part of my duties as a senior bursar, I consulted undergraduate students on essay content and style.

1995

* For one academic quarter, I taught a first-year course on Elizabethan poetry, filling in for an absent permanent staff member.

* I was employed as a temporary full-time Junior Lecturer at Vista University (Johannesburg East Rand) in the English Department from 1 October to 31 December. I taught a third year component on African women writers, and also a few Honours classes on American poetry. I declined an offer to stay on at Vista until July and to apply for a permanent position.

* Bursar duties, including essay marking.

* I ran an origami (paper-folding) workshop for the Sacred Heart Primary School Mindworks programme.

1994

* I tutored high-school students (grades 10-12) in English and Afrikaans.

* Bursar duties.



Other Work Experience

1995-1996

* Administrative work for Dr Lorraine Chaskalson in the Arts Foundation in the Faculty of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand. My work included general administrative duties, as well as classroom observation and research. I attended various workshops on Academic Development, English Second Language issues and broader concerns like assessment theory. The Arts Foundation initiative collapsed due to a lack of funding.

* Proof-reading of two academic dissertations (one MA and one PhD).

1993-1994

* Administrative work at the 1994 conference of the South African Association for Academic Development.

1990-1992

* Editing, typing and even ghost-authoring of manuscripts ranging from tips on betting on horse races to detective novels.



SKILLS



* I am fluent in English and Afrikaans. I also have some rudimentary German.

* I am computer literate. I can use all the major word processors, spreadsheets and databases. I am able to use world-wide web resources proficiently, I can work with Windows 95 and 98, and I can program in Basic and Pascal. At the moment I am teaching myself to program in C.





PUBLICATIONS



DE Accredited

1999

"'Well may I view her, but she sees not me': The Subject and the Invisible in Marlowe's Dido Queen of Carthage". South African Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies volume 9



Other Publications

1992

Short fiction in the popular Afrikaans tabloid, Huisgenoot



CONFERENCE PAPERS AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS



International

1999

* April. "(A)voiding the subject: Marlowe's Dido Queen of Carthage". Annual meeting of the West Virginia Shakespeare and Renaissance Association, Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, United States



National

1998

* August. "Reading New Historicism Reading Marlowe: Limits of Reason and 'Self' in Early Modern Humanism". Seminar at the University of Natal, Durban. I was invited to read a paper at this seminar and my travel expenses were covered by the University of Natal

* April. "'Well may I view her, but she sees not me': The Subject and the Invisible in Marlowe's Dido Queen of Carthage". Conference of the South African Association of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Stellenbosch, Cape Province



CURRENT INTERESTS



My PhD work will focus on contemporary American literature. I am also interested in the Early Modern period in Europe and Britain, and some of the debates concerning the literary development of subjectivity during this period. More generally, I am interested in Lacanian psychoanalysis and the ways in which it contributes to and resists "postmodernity". Issues surrounding the teaching of English as a second language and redress teaching remain constant concerns for me.

LAST UPDATE: 12 August 1999

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