Anne Reef | Part-time Assistant Professor


Anne Reef joined the Rhodes College Department of English in 2013. Her research focuses on contemporary South African texts, especially on representations of nationalism, violence, and masculinity in these; she is also especially interested in representations of sport in literature. Before coming to Rhodes, she taught World Literature, Writing, and English as a Second/Foreign Language in the United States, the Czech Republic, and Spain.


B.A. in English, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

H.D.P.M., University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

M.A. in English, University of Memphis

Ph.D. in Textual Studies, University of Memphis


First Year Writing Seminar - 151

Selected Publications

“A Novel Perspective on an Old (Short) Story: Nadine Gordimer’s ‘The Train from Rhodesia’ at the Theoretical Crossroads.” Philologist: Journal of Language, Literary and Cultural Studies IV (2011): 29-47.

“Try These: Tackling Representations of Rugby in Recent South African Novels.” English Academy Review: Southern African Journal of English Studies 27.2 (2010): 71-80.

“Post-Apartheid Preference, Post-Colonial Transformation: The Rejection of English in Gavin Hood’s Tsotsi (2006).” Beyond Adaptation: Essays on Radical Transformations of Original Works, ed. Phyllis Frus and Christie Williams. Jefferson NC: McFarland, 2010. 56-68.

“African Words, Academic Choices: Re-Presenting Interviews and Oral Histories.” History in Africa 35 (2008): 419-38.