Dr Howard Barrell - D.Phil (Oxon)
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 70100
Location: Room 0.55C, Bute Building
- Rhetoric and political communication
- Reasoning, explanation and language use in journalism;
- Insurgency and civil resistance
- Financial journalism
- International Relations.
- Core module, Information Gathering and Analysis (strands on ‘Critical Thinking’ and ‘Economic Literacy for Journalists’, ), MA International Journalism;
- Core module, Foreign News Reporting, MA International Journalism.
- Elective half-module, Insurgency into the 21st Century, MA International Journalism, MA Political Communications, MA Journalism Studies
Howard Barrell, MK. The ANC’s Armed Struggle (Johannesburg: Penguin Forum Series, 1990)
Howard Barrell, "The Outlawed South African Liberation Movements", in S. Johnson (Ed.), foreword by Lord Bullock, South Africa: No Turning Back (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1988).
Howard Barrell, "The United Democratic Front and National Forum: Their Emergence, Composition and Trends", in Southern African Research Services (Ed.), South African Review, Two (Johannesburg: Ravan Press, 1984).
Howard Barrell, "A Turn to the Masses – The African National Congress’ Strategic Review of 1978 – 1979", in Journal of Southern African Studies, 1st Quarter 1992, Oxford.
Howard Barrell, "Back to the future: Renaissance and South African domestic policy", in Politeia, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2000, Pretoria.
Howard Barrell, Conscripts to Their Age: African National Congress Operational Strategy, 1976 – 1986, D. Phil. Thesis, Oxford University, Trinity Term, 1993 (unpublished).
“The South African Paradox”, Conference on Popular Movements Challenging Oppression: Policy Issues for the International Community, Wilton Park, March 30 – April 1 2011.
"Mainstream Journalism and Civil Resistance”, Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict, Fletcher School of Government, Tufts University, June: 2009, 2010 and 2011 (forthcoming)
"The ANC’s military tradition", seminar on the Societies of Southern Africa, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, June 10 1994.
"The Historicist Conspirator, his Detonators and Bellows: The ANC of South Africa and the Political-Military Relationship in Revolutionary Struggle", Conference on Violence in Southern Africa, University of Oxford, June 25 – 27 1991.
"Lifting Censorship", The A to Z of Censorship, Channel 4’s Censorship Season, April 17 1991: on the problems of building an open society once the formalities of political censorship have been lifted, as in South Africa.
Panellist, "Our Violent Society: Local and Overseas Perspectives", panel discussion on violence in South Africa, at the Weekly Mail Book Week, Market Theatre, Johannesburg, on November 11 1990. Other panellists: Jacklyn Cock, Nadine Gordimer, Rian Malan, Dikobe Martins, Lloyd Vogelman.
"Between ‘People’s War’ and ‘Insurrection’: The ANC’s Strategic Review, 1979", Southern African History and Politics Seminar, University of Oxford, November 27 1989.
"Leading from behind – the assertion of teleology in revolutionary propaganda: a case study of the ANC of South Africa, 1983-1986", Southern African History and Politics Seminar, University of Oxford, May 15 1989.
"From Fringe to Formative Intervention in the South African Press", Culture in Another South Africa Conference, Amsterdam, December 1987.
(With David Niddrie) "The South African Mass Media in a Post Apartheid South Africa", Conference on the Southern African Economy after Apartheid, York University, September 29 – October 2 1986.
Dr Howard Barrell is the former coordinator of the MA International Journalism. He worked full-time as both a writing and production journalist for some 24 years until 2002. He is a former editor of the Mail & Guardian, South Africa.
He worked for periods on the on the Financial Times and The Guardian in the UK. He has written extensively for other news organisations in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Australasia and elsewhere.
He has worked mainly as a print journalism but also reported for radio and researched for television. His experience includes periods as a foreign correspondent, freelance journalist, and as a print and radio columnist.