Ms Jana Klingenberg

Lecturer

 
Office: IT Building 6-60, Hatfield Campus
Tel: +27 12 420 5907
 
Qualifications

BIS Publishing, BA (Hons) Translation and Professional Writing, MIS Publishing (Pretoria)

 
Research
Interest:
  • Publishing in South Africa: multilingualism
  • Publisher histories and strategies
  • Translation and translingualism
Researcher ID profile:
Modules offered
Module coordinator and lecturer:
  • PUB 110 – Publishing: The book publishing environment
  • PUB 120 – Publishing: The South African book publishing environment
  • PUB 311 – Publishing: Commissioning
Lecturer:
  • PUB 724 – Research project 1: The South African publishing environment
  • PUB 725 – Research project 2: The international publishing environment
Postgraduate supervisor
  • Master’s dissertations
  • Honours research reports

Ms Klingenberg joined the Department in 2009 as an assistant lecturer and became a permanent employee while doing her Master’s in Publishing. She is currently busy with her PhD, focusing on publishing house histories and strategies.

Recent publications and presentations
  • Möller, J & Buitendach, S. A. 2015. ‘One title, two languages: investigating the trend of publishing adult non-fiction titles in English and Afrikaans during 2010-2014 in the South African trade market.’ Communicatio, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 153-174.
  • Möller, J & le Roux, B. 2017. “Implementing constitutional language provisions through the Indigenous Language Publishing Programme.” South African Journal of African Languages, [37(2): 203-209.]
  • Klingenberg, J. 2019. “De Burger-Leeskring: a Brief History of South Africa’s First Commercial Book Club and its Effect on Afrikaans Literature.” Quærendo, 49 (2019): 158-179.
  • Klingenberg, J. 2020. “Leserskring: The Story of South Africa’s Most Successful Commercial Book Club.” Publishing Research Quarterly, 36 (20202): 4. 
  • Klingenberg, J. 2021. Literary Translingualism in a multilingual society: South Africa’s publishing landscape. In The Routledge Handbook of Literary Translingualism. Editors: Steven Kellman and Natash Lvovich.
  • Currently studying towards my PhD in Publishing, with a dissertation regarding publisher histories (Tafelberg and Human & Rousseau) and their changing business strategies.
 
Participation in Conferences
  • The ‘One title, two languages: investigating the trend of publishing adult non-fiction titles in English and Afrikaans during 2010-2014 in the South African trade market’ article was presented by me at the 2015 Books and Publishing Conference in Vancouver.
  • A paper was presented at the 2018 SHARP conference titled: De Burger-leeskring: Nasionale Pers and Cultural Capital in Sydney (Australia).
  • A paper was presented at the 2019 SHARP conference titled: Leserskring: The Story of South Africa’s Most Successful Commercial Book Club in Amherst (USA).
Achievements
  • I attended the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair with money received from external funding (Dagbreek Trust), as a research activity into the buying and selling of subsidiary rights and other business deals among publishers in the industry.
Other
  • Although I am not particularly sporty myself, I like to watch sports and look forward to each Olympic Games! Currently life is very busy – I am trying to focus on my studies while raising my one-year-old twin boys! When I do have free time, I like to read a good book. My other hobby is birdwatching, and I am always on the lookout for a new bird wherever I go.
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