Litheko Modisane

Litheko Modisane earned his PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He teaches at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Modisane is an African Humanities Programme (AHP) Fellow, a programme of American Learned Societies. He was recently a visiting AHP fellow at the University of Ghana, Legon. He is the author of the award winning book South Africa’s Renegade Reels! The Making and Public Lives of Black-Centered Films (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Modisane works mainly in the related fields of South African film and screen worlds, African diasporic cinema(s), and African Literature. He is invested in the interface of African screen worlds, black subjectivity, modernity and the public sphere. A part of his research involves reflections on the intersection between African films and screen worlds and the decolonial paradigm(s). Modisane’s most recent research navigates the archive(s) of colonial and apartheid screen worlds, and through it, seeks to institute a rethinking of their decolonial methodological praxis, from perspectives of black and other formerly marginalised or narrowly-involved participants and audiences of African screen worlds.