Rosemary Jolly is well–known for her brilliant readings of contemporary fiction. A specialist in South African literatures and cultures, post–colonial theory, and violence and representation, she is the author of Cultured Violence: South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission—Trauma, Narrative and Social Imagination, as well as Colonization, Violence and Narration in White South African Writing: Breyten Breytenbach, André Brink and J. M. Coetzee.

A popular and engaging member of the English faculty at Queen’s University, she is the recipient of a Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition, Rosemary is Principal Investigator on a Canadian Institutes of Health research program on Gender Based Violence and the spread of HIV/AIDS in rural KawZulu/Natal.

Born in South Africa, she makes her home in Kingston.