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THOMAS PRINGLE AND THE POETRY OF ANTI-SLAVERY

Professor David Attwell, Department of English, University of York

This lecture will look at Thomas Pringle (1789–1834) not as the ‘father of South African poetry in English’ but as a liberal Scot whose experience of colonial governance and of life in the colony turned him into a poet-activist in London, fighting the cause of Abolition.

 

Recommended reading

Pringle, T. 1989. African Poems of Thomas Pringle. Ed. M. Chapman and E. Pereira. Scottsville: University of Natal Press.

Pringle, T. 1966. A Narrative of a Residence in South Africa [1834]. Cape Town: Struik.

David Attwell and Derek Attridge. 2012. The Cambridge History of South African Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  

 

Date: Wednesday 22 January
Time: 5.00 pm
COURSE FEES: Full R118 Staff & Students R59
Venue: LT3 Kramer Law Building UCT