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Alexandra Ganser and Charne Lavery (eds), Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone Literature and Culture (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023).

Isabel Hofmeyr, Charne Lavery and Sarah Nuttall (eds), Reading for Water: Materiality and Method (London: Routledge, 2023).

Charne Lavery and Sarah Nuttall (eds), Reading from the South: African Print Cultures and Oceanic Turns in Isabel Hofmeyr's Work (Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2023).


Isabel Hofmeyr, Dockside Reading: Hydrocolonialism and the Custom House (Durham: Duke University Press, 2022 and Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2022).


Charne Lavery, Writing Ocean Worlds: Indian Ocean Fiction in English (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).

Special Issues
Special Issues


Isabel Hofmeyr, Charne Lavery and Sarah Nuttall, 'Reading for Water,' special issue of Interventions, 24 (3) 2022.


Stephanie Jones and Charne Lavery, 'Water,' special issue of Wasafiri, 36 (2) 2021.


Charne Lavery and Isabel Hofmeyr, 'Thinking Oceanically: Ilha de Moçambique/Island of Mozambique,' special issue of Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies, 60 (4) 2020.


Isabel Hofmeyr, 'Literary Ecologies of the Indian Ocean,' special issue of English Studies in Africa, 62 (1) 2019.

Articles and Chapters
Journal Articles & Book Chapters


Jauquelyne Kosgei, 'Ngomeni, Fort Jesus: A Digo Home, not a Portuguese Fortress,' Parallax, 28 (1) 2023: 91-104.

Elizabeth Leane, Charne Lavery and Meredith Nash, '"The Only Almost Germ-free Continent Left": Pandemics and Purity in Cultural Perceptions of Antarctica,' Environmental Humanities, 15 (1) 2023: 109-127.

Mapule Mohulatsi, 'Black Aesthetics and Deep Water: Fish-People, Mermaid Art and Slave Memory in South Africa,' Journal of African Cultural Studies, 35 (1) 2023: 121-133.

Adrienne van Eeden-Wharton, 'Ultramarine: On Aftermaths, Afterlives and Afterimages,' in In Conversation with Karen Barad: Doings of Agential Realism, eds. Karin Murris and Vivienne Bozalek (London and New York: Routledge, 2023), 105-126.



Joni Brenner, Isabel Hofmeyr and Charne Lavery, 'Water/Colour/Bead,' Multimodality & Society, 2 (2) 2022: 131-140.


Jonathan Cane, 'Penguins of the Global South Unite!,' in Das Bauhaus verfehlen / Missing the Bauhaus, eds. Alexander Opper, Katharina Fink and Nadine Siegert (Bayreuth: iwalewabooks, 2022), 32-49.


Isabel Hofmeyr, Sarah Nuttall and Charne Lavery, 'Reading for Water,' Interventions, 24 (3) 2022: 303-322.

Confidence Joseph, 'A Mermaid in a Dry City: A Watery Reading of Yvonne Vera's Butterfly Burning,' Interventions, 24 (3) 2022: 374-388.

Meghan Judge, 'Escaping Seascape at the Shoreline of Toamasina in Madagascar,' South African Journal of Art History, 37 (1) 2023: 70-84.


Jauquelyne Kosgei, 'Swahili Seafarers’ Musings and Sensuous Seascapes in Yvonne Owuor’s The Dragonfly Sea,' Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies, 8 (1-2) 2022: 6-19.

Charne Lavery, 'Postcolonial Plumbing: Reading for Water in Antjie Krog’s A Change of Tongue,' Interventions, 24 (3) 2022: 355-368.


Charne Lavery, 'The Southern Indian Ocean and the Oceanic South,' Global Nineteenth Century Studies, 1 (1) 2022: 63-72.


Jonathan Cane, 'Concrete Oceans: The Dolos, Apartheid Engineering and the Intertidal Zone,' GeoHumanities, 7(1) 2021: 44–64.

Isabel Hofmeyr and Charne Lavery, 'Reading in Antarctica,' Wasafiri, 36 (2) 2021: 79–86.

Jauquelyne Kosgei, 'Indigenous Knowledge and Marine Conservation in Oral Poems from the Kenyan Coast,' Wasafiri, 36 (2) 2021: 71–78.

Stephanie Jones and Charne Lavery, 'On Water,' Wasafiri, 36 (2) 2021: 1-2.

Charne Lavery, 'Representations: Lascars, Drifters, Aquanauts,' in A Cultural History of the Sea in the Age of Empire, ed. Margaret Cohen (London: Bloomsbury, 2021), 177-202.


Laura Pereira, Charne Lavery, Busiso Moyo, Nadia Sitas, Rike Sitas, Odirilwe Selomane, Christopher Trisos, Olive Zgambo, 'Wakanda Phambili: African Science Fiction Prototyping for Reimagining the Anthropocene', in Futures, eds. Sandra Kemp and Jenny Andersson (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021), 262-280.



Anézia António Asse, 'A Marine Archaeologist Reads Mia Cuoto,' Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies, 6 (4) 2020: 214-218.

Isabel Hofmeyr, 'Imperialism Above and Below the Water Line: Making Space Up (and Down) in a Colonial Port City,' Interventions, 22 (8) 2020: 1032-1044.


Isabel Hofmeyr, 'In the Custom House,' in Further Reading, eds. Matthew Rubery and Leah Price (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), 38-50.


Charne Lavery and Isabel Hofmeyr, 'Thinking Oceanically: Ilha de Moçambique/Island of Mozambique,' Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies, 6 (4) 2020: 211-213.


Charne Lavery, 'Diving into the Slave Wreck: The São José Paquete d’Africa and Yvette Christiansë’s Imprendehora,' Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies, 6 (4) 2020: 269-283.


Charne Lavery, 'Thinking from the Southern Ocean,' in Sustaining Seas: Oceanic Space and the Politics of Care, eds. Kate Johnson, Elspeth Probyn and Nancy Lee (London and Melbourne: Rowan and Littlefield, 2020), 307-318.

Phindi Mnyaka, 'Lady Kennaway: A ship story,' Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies, 6 (4) 2020: 285-294.



Isabel Hofmeyr, 'Literary Ecologies of the Indian Ocean,' English Studies in Africa, 62 (1) 2019: 1-7.


Isabel Hofmeyr, 'Provisional Notes on Hydrocolonialism,' English Language Notes, 57 (1) 2019: 11-20.


Isabel Hofmeyr 'O Mar Problematizador: O Oceano Índico Como Método,' in Estudos Sobre O Oceano Índico: Antologia de Textos Teóricos, orgs. Ana Mafalda Leite, Elena Brugioni and Jessica Falconi (Lisboa: Edições Colibri/CEsA, 2019), 101-115.

Charne Lavery, 'Antarctica and Africa: Narrating Alternate Futures,' Polar Record, 55 (5) 2019: 347-350.

Meg Samuelson and Charne Lavery, 'The Oceanic South,' English Language Notes, 57 (1) 2019: 37-50.



Isabel Hofmeyr, 'Southern by Degrees: Islands and Empires in the South Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, and the Subantarctic World,' in The Global South Atlantic, eds. Kerry Bystrom and Joseph R. Slaughter (New York: Fordham University Press, 2018), 81-96.


Isabel Hofmeyr, 'Colonial Copyright, Customs, and Port Cities: Material Histories and Intellectual Property,' Comparative Literature, 70 (3) 2018: 264-277.

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Charne Lavery, 'Four Novelists, One Ocean: How Indian Ocean Literature can Remap the World,' The Conversation, 7 June 2022,

Translated into Malayalam:




Isabel Hofmeyr and Charne Lavery, 'Exploring the Indian Ocean as a Rich Archive of History –Above and Below the Water Line,' The Conversation, 7 June 2020,

Translated into French:

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Charne Lavery and Meg Samuelson, 'Literature Sheds Light on the History and Mystery of the Southern Ocean,' The Conversation, 6 October 2019,


Charne Lavery and Meg Samuelson, 'Our Ocean has the Blues,' The Cape Argus and , 14 October 2019,



Isabel Hofmeyr, 'Oceans as Empty Spaces? Redrafting our Knowledge by Dropping the Colonial Lens,' The Conversation, 6 September 2018,

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