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Rick de Villiers

Senior Lecturer, Department of English, University of the Free State

I am a senior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein. My first book, Eliot and Beckett’s Low Modernism: Humility and Humiliation, was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2021. My teaching and research areas include 20th & 21st Century literature, modernism, and affect theory.


  • 2019–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of the Free State


  • 2018 
    Durham University, PhD