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Global Literature and the Environment (2024)
Book
Whittle, M., & Munslow Ong, J. (in press). Global Literature and the Environment. London and New York: Routledge

Global Literature and the Environment analyses literatures from across the world that connect readers to the localized impacts of the climate and ecological emergencies. The book contextualizes ecological breakdown within the history of imperialist-c... Read More about Global Literature and the Environment.

‘Make them roll in their graves’: South African Writing, Decolonisation, and the English Literature A-Level (2024)
Journal Article
Helm, H., Barnes, E., Barnes, K., & Munslow Ong, J. (2024). ‘Make them roll in their graves’: South African Writing, Decolonisation, and the English Literature A-Level. English in Education, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/04250494.2024.2312189

This article analyses the activities and early outcomes of an ongoing co-designed and co-delivered research impact project entitled ‘Decolonising the English Literature A-Level’. It draws on examples from three case studies, classroom experiences, an... Read More about ‘Make them roll in their graves’: South African Writing, Decolonisation, and the English Literature A-Level.

Olive Schreiner in the World: An Introduction (2023)
Book Chapter
Munslow Ong, J., & Van der Vlies, A. (2023). Olive Schreiner in the World: An Introduction. In J. Munslow Ong, & A. Van der Vlies (Eds.), Olive Schreiner: Writing Networks and Global Contexts. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Olive Schreiner: writing networks and global contexts (2023)
Book
Munslow Ong, J., & van der Vlies, A. (Eds.). (2023). Olive Schreiner: writing networks and global contexts. Edinburgh, United Kingdom: Edinburgh University Press

This collection of essays considers the significance of South African-born writer, activist and thinker Olive Schreiner in international and multidisciplinary contexts in her time – and the ongoing relevance of her work to our own. A leading writer o... Read More about Olive Schreiner: writing networks and global contexts.

‘Too uncompromising a figure to be so disposed of’ : Virginia Woolf and/on Olive Schreiner (2022)
Journal Article
Munslow Ong, J. (2022). ‘Too uncompromising a figure to be so disposed of’ : Virginia Woolf and/on Olive Schreiner. English Studies in Africa, 65(1), 31-45. https://doi.org/10.1080/00138398.2022.2055855

In her 1925 review of an edited collection of Olive Schreiner’s letters, Virginia Woolf described Schreiner as ‘too uncompromising a figure to be so disposed of’. Prompted by this intriguing comment, this article brings Woolf’s late-1920s writings in... Read More about ‘Too uncompromising a figure to be so disposed of’ : Virginia Woolf and/on Olive Schreiner.

Decolonising the English Literature GCE A-Level via the South African ex-centric (2021)
Journal Article
Munslow Ong, J. (2021). Decolonising the English Literature GCE A-Level via the South African ex-centric. English, 70(270), 244-252. https://doi.org/10.1093/english/efab009

In this snapshot article, I outline the background and context for the development of research-led teaching activities aimed at students pursuing the WJEC Eduqas GCE A-Level English Literature qualification. The aims of these activities are threefold... Read More about Decolonising the English Literature GCE A-Level via the South African ex-centric.

Plants, animals, land : more-than-human relations and gendered survivance in early indigenous women’s writing (2021)
Thesis
Barnes, E. (2021). Plants, animals, land : more-than-human relations and gendered survivance in early indigenous women’s writing. (Thesis). University of Salford

This thesis argues that Zitkala-Ša (Gertrude Simmons Bonnin), Tekahionwake (E. Pauline Johnson) and Mary Kawena Pūku’i mobilise literary representations of more-than-human beings – plants, animals, and the land – to express resistance to the gendered... Read More about Plants, animals, land : more-than-human relations and gendered survivance in early indigenous women’s writing.

Kingship, kinship and the king of beasts in early southern African novels (2020)
Book Chapter
Munslow Ong, J. (2021). Kingship, kinship and the king of beasts in early southern African novels. In S. McHugh, R. McKay, & J. Miller (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Animals and Literature (423-435). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39773-9_30

Human interactions with pantherine cats are used to establish new imperial, social and familial structures in Southern African literature. The chapter will focus on Thomas Mofolo’s Chaka (1925, trans. 1931) and Solomon Plaatje’s Mhudi (written 1920,... Read More about Kingship, kinship and the king of beasts in early southern African novels.

Imperial ecologies and extinction in H.G. Wells’s island stories (2019)
Book Chapter
Munslow Ong, J. (2019). Imperial ecologies and extinction in H.G. Wells’s island stories. In L. Mazzeno, & R. Morrison (Eds.), Victorian Environmental Nightmares (185-206). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

This chapter analyses how two of H.G. Wells’s island stories, “Aepyornis Island” from The Stolen Bacillus (1894), and The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), expose the extirpative consequences of human, animal and plant colonization in the context of th... Read More about Imperial ecologies and extinction in H.G. Wells’s island stories.

Olive Schreiner and African Modernism : allegory, empire and postcolonial writing (2017)
Book
Munslow Ong, J. (2017). Olive Schreiner and African Modernism : allegory, empire and postcolonial writing. New York and Abingdon: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315677507

This book works across established categories of modernism and postcolonialism in order to radically revise the periods, places and topics traditionally associated with anti-colonialism and aesthetic experimentation in African literature. The book is... Read More about Olive Schreiner and African Modernism : allegory, empire and postcolonial writing.

Allegory and animals in Olive Schreiner’s Undine : A Queer Little Child (1929) (2016)
Journal Article
Munslow Ong, J. (2017). Allegory and animals in Olive Schreiner’s Undine : A Queer Little Child (1929). Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 53(4), 401-413. https://doi.org/10.1080/17449855.2016.1220667

Written and abandoned in the 1870s, and published posthumously in 1929, Undine: A Queer Little Child has remained on the margins of Olive Schreiner (1855-1920) studies, repeatedly dismissed as a juvenile and poor antecedent to The Story of An African... Read More about Allegory and animals in Olive Schreiner’s Undine : A Queer Little Child (1929).

“I’m only a dog!” : the Rwandan genocide, dehumanisation and the graphic novel (2016)
Journal Article
Munslow Ong, J. (2016). “I’m only a dog!” : the Rwandan genocide, dehumanisation and the graphic novel. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 51(2), 211-225. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021989415624958

Graphic novels written in response to the 1994 Rwandan genocide do not confine their depictions of traumatic violence to humans, but extend their coverage to show how the genocide impacted on animals and the environment. Through analysis of the prese... Read More about “I’m only a dog!” : the Rwandan genocide, dehumanisation and the graphic novel.

Dream time and anti-imperialism in the writings of Olive Schreiner (2014)
Journal Article
Munslow Ong, J. (2014). Dream time and anti-imperialism in the writings of Olive Schreiner. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 50(6), 704-716. https://doi.org/10.1080/17449855.2014.951201

This article explores how Olive Schreiner utilizes politicized modernist aesthetics, specifically the manipulation of time through allegory and dream, to resist structures of empire. The claim that Schreiner’s work should be received and analysed as... Read More about Dream time and anti-imperialism in the writings of Olive Schreiner.