Prof Chris Thurman

Chris Thurman is Professor of English and Director of the Tsikinya-Chaka Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is president of the Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa and founder of the online platform Shakespeare ZA. Thurman is co-editor of Global Shakespeare and Social Injustice: Towards A Transformative Encounter (2023) and editor of South African Essays on ‘Universal’ Shakespeare (2014). He has also edited Sport versus Art: A South African Contest (2010) and thirteen volumes of the journal Shakespeare in Southern Africa. His other books are the monograph Guy Butler: Reassessing a South African Literary Life (2010); Text Bites, an anthology for high schools (2009); and two collections of arts journalism, At Large: Reviewing the Arts in South Africa (2012) and Still at Large: Dispatches from South Africa’s Frontiers of Politics and Art (2017). Thurman writes a weekly arts column for Business Day.