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Ms. Nellie Nicola Ngcongo

  Position Lecturer
Cluster Languages & Arts
Discipline Drama Education
Phone 031 260 3685
Email ngcongon@ukzn.ac.za
Office Address F 502

Degrees Held

  • Masters: Drama Studies

Profile

Experience

  • 8 years teaching experience, 2 years Facilitating Public Speaking & Communication Skills

Awards

  • Awarded DUT Research grant 2016
  • Winning Director of the Kyknet prize for “Best Production” at the Krêkvars-Kopanong Student Arts Festival 2016 for my show “Our Story”.
  • Awarded NIHSS/SEHUDA Scholarship (2015-2016)
  • Awarded NIHSS/SEHUDA Scholarship (2017)
  • Awarded TUT Masters Scholarship 2011- TUT Masters Scholarship (2010)
  • Awarded NAC Bursary (2005)

Research Interests

  • Interpretation of canonical texts through performance.
  • Decolonising dramatic traditional texts
  • Social media in Drama Education
  • Black South African theatre

Teaching Interests

Community Involvement/Outreach

  • Project Phembe: Young women in film project 2016

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Chapter Contribution in a book titled: Exploring Southern African Theatre. Chapter name: Relativity- “Township Stories”: Obscenity, Gender Violence and Abuse in Post-   Apartheid South African Theatre. (2017)

Complete Research Record

  • Chapter Contribution in a book titled: Exploring Southern African Theatre. Chapter name: Relativity- “Township Stories”: Obscenity, Gender Violence and Abuse in Post-   Apartheid South African Theatre. (2017)
  • Conference presentation: Ngcongo, N.N. and Pratt, D.D. (2016) ‘400 years later, the Bard still rocks’: modelling interpretation of Shakespearean drama on Moodle. Paper presented at the 10th Annual UKZN Teaching and Learning Conference (TLHEC10), Southern Sun Elangeni and Maharani Hotel, Durban, 20-22 September 2016
  •  Masters Dissertation: Obscenity in Black South African Theatre: A Case Study of Paul Grootboom. 

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