African Languages, Cultures and Literatures Section

Professor Alena Rettová

Key information

Roles
African Languages, Cultures and Literatures Section Professorial Research Associate Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies Member World Languages Institute Member Centre of African Studies Member
Qualifications
PhD (Charles University, Prague)
Building
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office
413
Email address
ar42@soas.ac.uk
Telephone number
+44(0) 20 7898 4372
Support hours
Tuesdays 14.30-16.30

Biography

PhD Supervision Completed so far
  • Ida Hadjivayanis, “Norms of Swahili Translations in Tanzania: An Analysis of Selected Translated Prose”, 2006-2011 second supervisor
  • Benedetta Lanfranchi, “Judging crimes against humanity in Acholi: a philosophical interpretation of the use of Acholi traditional justice mechanisms in the aftermath of the war in northern Uganda”, 2011-2015, lead supervisor
  • Sara Marzagora, “Alterity, coloniality and modernity in Ethiopian political thought: the first three generations of 20th century Amharic-language intellectuals”, 2014-2015, lead supervisor
  • Joshua McNamara, “Small scale audiovisual production and its relationship with the development and aid sector in Nairobi: an approach toward Kenya’s media environment, from the perspective of practice-based research”, 2011-2015, second supervisor
  • Katriina Ranne, “The image of water in the poetry of Euphrase Kezilahabi”, 2006-2010, lead supervisor
  • Aïsha Schmitt, “Beyond praising the prophet: making new meanings in Zanzibari Qasida”, 2008-2012, second supervisor

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Michelle Louise Clarke Eco-criticism in African Literature: New Interpretations
Mr Jinjian Li Nyerere and Post-Colonial Swahili Literature (working title)
Cristina Nicolini The evolution of communications in HIV / AIDS prevention – Research in South-East Tanzania
Ms Miriam Pahl Precarious Lives in the Postcolony – The Concept of the Human in Contemporary African Genre Fiction in English

Publications

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