sunset banner3

Science Menu


University of Pretoria and WISER, Wits

Charne Lavery is a lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Pretoria and researcher on the Oceanic Humanities for the Global South project based at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand. She explores literary and cultural representations of the deep ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Southern Ocean and Antarctic seas, researching oceanic underworlds of the global South from a postcolonial-ecological perspective. She is the South African Humanities and Social Sciences delegate to the international Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), co-editor of the Palgrave series Maritime Literature and Culture, and has recently published articles on ‘The Oceanic South’ and ‘Antarctica and Africa’.

Research projects / interests:

  • Oceanic humanities
  • Antarctic humanities
  • Postcolonial Antarctica
  • Maritime and submarine literature and culture
  • Ecocriticism
  • Postcolonialism

For publications visit: or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Keywords: Oceanic humanities, literature, postcolonial, Anthropocene, aesthetics