28 July 2023 / Conferences

Re-Imagining Tragedy Across Africa and the Global South

Re-Imagining Tragedy Across Africa and the Global South

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 – 9:30am to Wednesday, September 27, 2023 – 3:00pm
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre

The APGRD (University of Oxford) and ReTAGS (University of Cape Town) are co-hosting a two-day hybrid conference: ‘Re-Imagining Tragedy Across Africa and the Global South’, co-organised by Professor Fiona Macintosh (Oxford) and Dr Justine McConnell (KCL), on 26-27 September, in the Classics Centre in Oxford and online.

Speakers include:

  • Sam Agbamu (University of Reading)
  • poet, novelist, playwright and librettist, Ubah Cristina Ali-Farah
  • Rosa Andújar (King’s College London)
  • Jayne Batzofin (University of Cape Town)
  • Magdalena Bournot (Université Paris Nanterre)
  • Lesego Chauke (University of Cape Town)
  • Ana María Dopico (New York University)
  • Mark Fleishman (University of Cape Town)
  • Purav Goswami (University of Cape Town)
  • Leo Kershaw (University of Oxford)
  • Margherita Laera (University of Kent)
  • Adam Lecznar (University College London)
  • Mandla Mbothwe (University of Cape Town)
  • Madhlozi Moyo (University of the Free State)
  • Neo Muyanga (University of Cape Town)

The programme will be confirmed shortly.


A registration fee of £20 (or £15 for students/concessions) for in-person attendees covers the cost of pastries, refreshments, lunch, and a drinks reception. Please book online via the University Store

NB. The booking page is to register for in-person attendance only; online attendance will be free – check back later for instructions to join them on Zoom.