Dr. Janien Linde is a senior lecturer in Afrikaans and Dutch Literature at the Potchefstroom campus of the North-West University. She was appointed in January of 2015. She held a similar position at the University of Johannesburg during 2012 and 2013. She completed BA and BA Honours degrees Masters in Afrikaans and Dutch literature. She obtained a Master’s Degree (Cum Laude) in Afrikaans and Dutch Literature form the North-West University with a dissertation on cognitive narratology, friendship and eudaimonia in Die sneeuslaper (The snowsleeper) by Marlene van Niekerk.
Phil van Schalkwyk completed an MA in Afrikaans and Dutch Literature, Cum Laude, at the PU for CHE. In 2004 he obtained a PhD in General Theory of Literature at the North-West University.
Mainly active in the field of Comparative Literature, his research focuses on rhetorical constructions and relationality in Afrikaans, South African and Dutch prose and poetry, with emphasis on the writings of Eben Venter.
After completing my BA degree, I enrolled for a BA Honours degree in Language Practice at the NWU’s Vanderbijlpark Campus, which I obtained with distinction. I then enrolled for my masters degree at the same institution, under the supervision of Dr Ia Esterhuizen and Prof. Haidee Kruger. The dissertation sprouted from two subjects that I completed in my Honours degree, namely editing and text linguistics combined with my own curiosity as to how writers and readers interact through written discourse; more specifically study guides.