David M. McDonald Honors in English

An Apology and an Introduction: The Fiction of J. M. Coetzee and White Writing in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Coetzee has written during and after apartheid in South Africa, and while he has avoided establishing a concrete political identity, he has not avoided taking a critical look at the position of the white author in post-apartheid South Africa. In The Master of Petersburg, Foe, and Disgrace, Coetzee analyzes the effects of censorship and the need to nullify these effects and the challenges posed by language in order to better understand the role of the author in society and the fate of the white author in a changing South Africa.