Professor Elizabeth le Roux
PhD (Publishing) (University of Pretoria)
Postgraduate Diploma in Translation (UNISA)
I coordinate and lecture in Publishing Studies, and conduct research in the fields of publishing history and book history. I am co-editor of Book History.
PUB 110 and 120 - Introduction to Publishing
PUB 220 - Design and Production
PUB 310 - Electronic Publishing
PUB 722 and 723 - Publishing Management
PUB 729 - List-building and Rights
PUB 724 and 725 - Publishing Trends
OrcID / ResearchID / Researchgate:
History of the book and publishing history in South Africa and in Africa more broadly
Contemporary publishing studies especially scholarly publishing and popular genre fiction
Le Roux, EH, ‘Miriam Tlali and Ravan Press: Politics and Power in Literary Publishing during the Apartheid Period’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 44(3): 431–446. Free eprint available at https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/e3c35ac49W79v2WN2vH9/full
Le Roux, EH. ‘Concepts of reading in South African reading promotion campaigns’, Mousaion, 35(3) 2017: 1–17
Le Roux, EH, A social history of the university presses in apartheid South Africa: Between complicity and resistance (1st ed.). Leiden: Koninklijke Brill, 2016.
Naidu, S and Le Roux, EH. A Survey of South African Crime Fiction. Pietermaritzburg: UKZN Press, 2017.
2015: le Roux EH, The early years of a Dutch publisher in South Africa: a case study of Van Schaik in Pretoria . Image and Text, 25 pp. 86 - 109
2015: le Roux EH, Publishing South African scholarship in the global academic community . Notes and Records-The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science, 69 (3), pp. 301 - 320.
2015: Naidu S, le Roux EH, South African crime fiction: sleuthing the State post-1994 . African identities, 12 (3), pp. 283 - 294.
2013: E. le Roux, ‘Black Writers, White Publishers: A South African case study’, E-Rea, Fall.
2013: E. le Roux, ‘South African Crime and Detective Fiction in English: A publishing history and bibliography’, Current Writing.
2013: E. le Roux, ‘Compiled Hindsight? Publishers’ Archives in South Africa’, Restaurator, 34(1): 12–29. DOI: 10.1515/res-2013-0002.
2012: E. le Roux, ‘The accidental growth of book history: A literature review of print culture and book history studies in South Africa’, Mousaion, 30(1): 39–64.
2012: E. le Roux, ‘Book history in the African world: The state of the discipline, Book History, 15: 248–300. Winner of the best postgraduate essay, 2012.
2008: E. le Roux and F. Galloway, ‘Assessing the demand for scholarly publishing in South Africa’, Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 39(2), January: 109–126.
2015: le Roux EH,. b) Between the cathedral and the market: a study of Wits University Press.In C. Davis & D. Johnson (eds.), New Directions in Book History: The Book in Africa: Critical Debates (pp. 176-197). Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan. 978-1-137-40161-8.
2014: le Roux EH, ‘Unique perspectives on South Africa’: imagining South Africa through the Homebru book marketing campaign, 2002–2012 . Critical Arts-South-North Cultural and Media Studies, 28 (5), pp. 809 - 827.
2014: le Roux EH, Buitendach SA, The production and reception of Deon Meyer’s works: an evaluation of the factors contributing to bestseller status . Scrutiny2 (Unisa English Studies), 19 (1), pp. 18 - 34.
2014: Gaigher SSE, le Roux EH, Bothma TJD, The predictive value of disruptive technology theory for digital publishing in the traditional publishing environment: a South African case study. JOURNAL OF SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING, 45 (3), April: pp. 261 - 288.
2012: E. le Roux, ‘The university as publisher: Towards a history of South African university presses’, in Andrew van der Vlies (ed.). Print, Text and Book Cultures in South Africa. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.
2012: E. le Roux, ‘Does the North read the South? The case of South African scholarly publishers’, in Bethan Benwell, James Procter and Gemma Robinson (eds), Postcolonial Audiences: Readers, Viewers and Reception. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 73–85.
2010: E. le Roux, ‘The ‘politics’ and practice of peer review in South Africa’, in S. Ngobeni (ed.), Scholarly Publishing in Africa: Opportunities and Impediments. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa, pp. 315–326.
Publishing industry surveys:
I coordinate the team working on the annual Book publishing Industry Surveys, for the Publishers Association of South Africa (PASA).
Teamwork and collaboration with others:
- Research partnership on ‘Print, Publishing and Cultural Production in South Africa, 1948-2012’ with Dr Caroline Davis, Oxford Brookes University, UK, 2012–13 and 2014–16
- Research project on ‘Research Activity within the Field of Publishing Studies’, with Dr Alison Baverstock, Kingston University, UK, 2013–14
- Organiser / convenor of annual Book History seminars at the University of Pretoria
Membership in national and international bodies:
- Member, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
- Member, English Academy of Southern Africa
- Member, informal Book History Study Group, South Africa
- Fellow of the Tuks Young Research Leaders Programme and Science Africa
- Winner of the Book History graduate student essay prize, 2012
- Winner of the NB Publishers’ Prize for post-graduate research, 2007, for MIS dissertation
- Top post-graduate research student of the Department of Information Science, 2007
- Dorieh Elahi Prize for excellence in English studies, 1995
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