Mag. Dr. Michela Borzaga
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Winter term 2018
123044 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature - Walking in English and Postcolonial Literature
128303 AR Theory (MA) - Theorising Feminism(s) in the Age of Lawfare
Winter term 2017
123210 VO Literatures in English - Virginia Woolf's Modernism(s)



Mengel, E & Borzaga, M 2012, Introduction. in E Mengel & M Borzaga (eds), Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in the Contemporary South African Novel: Essays. vol. 2, Cross/Cultures: Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English, vol. 153, Rodopi, Amsterdam, pp. vii-xxxi.

Borzaga, M & Mengel, E 2012, Introduction. in Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in the Contemporary South African Novel: Essays. Rodopi/Brill, pp. vii-xxxi.

Borzaga, M 2012, Trauma in the Postcolony: Towards a New Theoretical Approach. in E Mengel & M Borzaga (eds), Trauma, Memory, and Narrative: Essays. Rodopi/Brill, pp. 65-92.

Mengel, E & Borzaga, M (eds) 2012, Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in the Contemporary South African Novel: Essays. Cross/Cultures: Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English, vol. 153, vol. 2, Rodopi, Amsterdam.

Borzaga, M 2010, But Even Bodies Never Speak Pure Languages: An Interview with Don Foster. in Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in South Africa: Interviews. Rodopi/Brill, Amsterdam/NY, pp. 103-126.

Borzaga, M 2010, 'De-Othering' the Perpetrator: An Interview with Annie Gagiano. in Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in South Africa: Interviews. Rodopi/Brill, Amsterdam/NY, pp. 187-210.

Borzaga, M 2010, Gender is a Matter of Life and Death: An Interview with Helen Moffett. in Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in South Africa: Interviews. Rodopi/Brill, Amsterdam/NY, pp. 227-248.

Mengel, E, Borzaga, M & Orantes, K 2010, Introduction. in E Mengel, M Borzaga & K Orantes (eds), Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in South Africa: Interviews. vol. 1, Rodopi, Amsterdam/NY, pp. vii-xiii.

Borzaga, M 2010, Political Violence, Children and Trauma Response: An Interview with Miriam Fredericks and her Team. in Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in South Africa: Interviews. Rodopi/Brill, Amsterdam/NY, pp. 75-102.

Borzaga, M 2010, Testing the DSM Model in South Africa: An Interview with Ashraf Kagee. in Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in South Africa: Interviews. Amsterdam:NY, pp. 127-138.


Mengel, E, Borzaga, M & Orantes, K (eds) 2010, Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in South Africa: Interviews. vol. 1, Rodopi, Amsterdam/NY.




Borzaga, M & Steiner, D 2004, Imagination in a Troubled Space: A South African Poetry Reader. Poetry Salzburg, Salzburg.

Borzaga, M 2004, South Africa: A Personal Encounter. in M Borzaga & D Steiner (eds), Imagination in a Troubled Space: A South African Poetry Reader. Poetry Salzburg, Salzburg, pp. 9-14.

Short CV

Michela Borzaga studied English at Salzburg, Belfast, and Stellenbosch. She is working as a lecturer and research assistant in the English department at the University of Vienna. Her areas of teaching and research interests include English literature and culture, literary theory and postcolonial studies. She co-edited Imagination in a Troubled Space: A Poetry Reader (Poetry Salzburg, 2004), Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in South Africa: Interviews (Brill/Rodopi, 2009) Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in South Africa: Essays (Brill/Rodopi, 2012). She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled 'Trauma on the Move: Inside and Outside the Contemporary South African Novel’.

A World of Camps: New Precarious Urban Lives

Borzaga, M. (Speaker)
7 Apr 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Africa as Laboratory: Human Rights from the Belly

Borzaga, M. (Invited speaker)
24 Sep 2016

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Trauma 'Matters': Postcolonial Archives of Pain and the Eloquence of Things

Borzaga, M. (Speaker)
5 May 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Peering into the Epistolary: The 'Letterness' of J.M. Coetzee's Fiction, the Stamps and Seals of His Life Writing

Borzaga, M. (Speaker)
1 Dec 2015

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Re-Opening the Archive: Questions of Futurity and Horizons of Hope under Apartheid

Borzaga, M. (Speaker)
6 Jun 2015

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Re-opening the Apartheid Archive: Questions of Affinity and Lived Time

Borzaga, M. (Speaker)
8 May 2015

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Theorising Trauma Through the South African Laboratory: Questions of Affinity and Time

Borzaga, M. (Invited speaker)
21 Nov 2014

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New Ethical 'Vibrant Matters': The Stories Things Tell

Borzaga, M. (Invited speaker)
17 Sep 2014

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Trauma and the Psychic Economy of Wealth in Damon Galgut's The Impostor

Borzaga, M. (Speaker)
14 Apr 201418 Apr 2014

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Traumatic Entanglements in Post-Apartheid Literature

Borzaga, M. (Speaker)
4 Apr 2014

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Reading Time(s) in Three Contemporary South African Novels

Borzaga, M. (Invited speaker)
19 Sep 2013

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(Re-)cognition: Reading Affinity in J.M. Coetzee's Foe

Borzaga, M. (Speaker)
4 Oct 2012

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Trauma and South African Literature

Borzaga, M. (Invited speaker)
18 Sep 2012

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Trauma as Entanglement

Borzaga, M. (Speaker)
20 Aug 201223 Aug 2012

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Traumatic 'Gate-Walls' in André Brink's The Rights of Desire and Damon Galgut's The Impostor

Borzaga, M. (Speaker)
30 Apr 2011

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Trauma in the Postcolony: A Theoretical Introduction

Borzaga, M. (Invited speaker)
2 Nov 2010

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Theorising Trauma in the Contemporary South African Novel

Borzaga, M. (Speaker)
14 May 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Living With My Perpetrators: A Question of Power by Bessie Head

Borzaga, M. (Speaker)
4 Dec 2009

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