Philip van der Merwe

van der Merwe
Senior Lecturer
Dr Philip van der Merwe

Philip van der Merwe is a senior lecturer in the School of Languages in the Subject Group: German at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) in South Africa. He has published on the fiction of Hans-Ulrich Treichel and E.L. Doctorow. He teaches German literature as well as German as a foreign language. Recent publications include the chapter “The Dialectic of Life and Death in the ‘Garden Verses’ of the Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden” in the book Song of Death in Paradise: Death and Garden Narratives in Literature, Art and Film edited by Sabine Planka and Feryal Cubucku and published by Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington (ISBN: 978-1-7936-2588-5 (Hardback); ISBN: 978-1-7936-2589-2 (eBook)); the article “(Dis)continuities in Bond: A Bakhtinian Analysis of the 007 films” in Journal of Literary Studies. 34(3), and the chapter „Die Romantik der ‚zweiten Kindheit‘ in Hans-Ulrich Treichels Endlich Berliner! (2011)“ in the book Berlin: Bilder einer Metropole in erzählenden Medien für Kinder und Jugendliche published by Königshausen & Neumann (ISBN: 978-3-8260-6305-3). The title of his PhD dissertation (2011) is Fictional Worlds and Focalisation in Works by Hermann Hesse and E.L. Doctorow.


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Potchefstroom campus, E9, Second floor, Office 216

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