Coetzee & the Archive

Convenors: Marc Farrant (Goldsmiths) & Kai Easton (SOAS)

MARC FARRANT is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London. His current research project consists of a dual author study of the works of Samuel Beckett and J.M. Coetzee. He has published in Textual Practice, The Times Literary Supplement and numerous other publications, and is a Senior Editor at the online literary website, Review 31.
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KAI EASTON is Chair of the Centre for English Studies at SOAS, University of London. She was awarded a Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship for her work on the Coetzee archives in 2014, and a collection of essays, Zoë Wicomb & the Translocal: Writing Scotland & South Africa, co-edited with Derek Attridge, is forthcoming from Routledge. She is currently curating the exhibition, ‘Navigating the War’, for The Fairchild Gallery, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Georgetown University, to mark the centenary of Michael Richey, founding director of the Royal Institute of Navigation in 1947, and legendary single-handed transatlantic sailor of Jester.  All images provided for this website have been provided by and under the copyright of Kai Easton from her personal collection. She can be contacted at

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