Marisa Keuris

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Marisa Keuris (born 1958) is a literary scholar, theatre researcher and academic.

Biography

Born Marisa Mouton.

Studied at the University of Potchefstroom.

Professor in Theory of Literature and currently the Chair of the Department of Afrikaans and Theory of Literature at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Her main field of interest is in contemporary drama and theatre theory.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

She has published numerous books, chapters in books and articles on drama and theatre semiotics, dramatic language, ecocritical approaches to drama, as well as translation studies in drama. These works incorporate discussions of the work of well-known Afrikaans playwrights (i.a. S.J. du Toit, C.E. Boniface, Kleinjan van Bruggen, Deon Opperman, Pieter Fourie, Reza de Wet), as well as English South African playwrights (Janet Suzman, Athol Fugard.

In later years she became very interested in heritage issues and co-created the *** project with **.

Sources

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.


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