Professor Jaco Barnard-Naudé

Professor

Bio

Jaco Barnard-Naudé (BCom(Law)(cum laude) LLB(summa cum laude)LLD(UP)MA(UCT)) is Professor of Jurisprudence and Co-Director of the Centre for Rhetoric Studies in the Department of Private Law. In the Faculty, Professor Barnard-Naudé currently serves as the Director of Research. He holds a B2-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF) and is a past recipient of the UCT Fellows Award. In the United Kingdom, Prof Barnard-Naudé was the British Academy’s Newton Advanced Fellow in the Westminster Law & Theory Lab, School of Law at the University of Westminster between 2017 and 2020, and Honorary Research Fellow in the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London in 2019.

Expertise/ Research interests

Critical jurisprudence, sexual minority freedom, post-apartheid jurisprudence, spatial justice, law and aesthetics and Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalytic jurisprudence. Barnard-Naudé's public intellectual work is extensive and has focused in recent years on Afrikaans literary and film criticism.

Teaching focus

  • Foundations of South African Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law, Rhetoric and Society
  • Spatial Justice, Ubuntu and the Nomos of Apartheid

Publications

Professor Barnard-Naude has profiles on ORCID and on Google Scholar Citations.  He also has an academic.edu profile where some of his papers can be downloaded. 

PUBLISHED RESEARCH

Peer-reviewed Monograph

  1. Jaco Barnard-Naudé (2023) Spectres of Reparation in South Africa: Re-encountering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Routledge: Abingdon 1-244 ISBN: 978-1-032-26861-3.

Peer-Reviewed Edited collections

  1. AJ Barnard-Naudé, Drucilla Cornell & François du Bois (eds) (2008) Dignity, Freedom and the Post-Apartheid Legal Order Juta: Cape Town ISBN: 978-0-7021-8137-5.
  2. Jaco Barnard-Naudé (ed.) (2019) Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto (Badiou et alii): African Yearbook of Rhetoric 9.
  3. Jaco Barnard-Naudé (ed.) (2022) Decolonising the Neoliberal University: Law, Psychoanalysis and the Politics of Student Protest Abingdon: Birkbeck Law Press / Routledge ISBN: 978-0-367-90372-5.
  4. Jaco Barnard-Naudé and Julia Chryssostalis (eds) (2022) Spatial Justice After Apartheid: Nomos in the Postcolony. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-55937-0.
  5. Jaco Barnard-Naudé (ed) (2022) The Incomprehensible: The Critical Rhetoric of Philippe-Joseph Salazar Cape Town: Juta. ISBN: 9781485140610.

Articles, notes and book reviews in peer-reviewed journals

  1. AJ Barnard “A different way of saying. On stories, text, the critical legal argument for contractual justice and the ethical element of contract in South Africa” (2005) 21(2) The South African Journal on Human Rights 278.
  2. AJ Barnard “To Wonderland Through The Looking-Glass: Conceiving A Critical Legal Argument For Contractual Justice In The South African Law Of Contract” (2006) 17(2) Law and Critique 153.
  3. AJ Barnard “Death, mourning and melancholia in postmodern contract. A call for re-establishing contract's connection with the ethical” (2006) 17(3) Stellenbosch Law Review 386.
  4. AJ Barnard “Reflecting on achievements, celebrating failures: The Memory, Narrative and Forgiveness Conference, Cape Town, 23-27 November 2006. (A Response to Prof Schaffer)” (2007) 6(1) Borderlands (no page numbers as this is an electronic journal only).
  5. AJ Barnard “Totalitarianism, (Same-Sex) Marriage and Democratic Politics in Post-Apartheid South Africa” (2007) 23(2) The South African Journal on Human Rights 500-525.
  6. AJ Barnard & Pierre de Vos “Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships in South Africa: Critical Reflections on an Ongoing Saga” (2007) 4 South African Law Journal 795-826.
  7. AJ Barnard-Naudé “The decision in Hartley v Pyramid Freight: Justice Miscarried?” (2007) 18(3) Stellenbosch Law Review 497- 507.
  8. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Book review:  Drucilla Cornell: Moral Images of Freedom” (2008) (1) Law, Culture and the Humanities 295-299.
  9. AJ Barnard-Naudé, Drucilla Cornell & François du Bois “Introduction” (2008) Acta Juridica vii-xii.
  10. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Beyond the Brother: Radical Freedom” (2008) Acta Juridica 273-297.
  11. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Oh what a tangled web we weave: Hegemony, freedom of contract, good faith and transformation – towards a politics of friendship in the politics of contract” (2008) 1 Constitutional Court Review 155-208.
  12. AJ Barnard-Naudé “At the walls of Athens: What remains?” (2009) 20(2) Law and Critique 177-192.
  13. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Negotiating the archive: Amnesty, justice and memory: Review article of Antje Du Bois-Pedain Transitional Amnesty in South Africa” (2009) 22(3) South African Journal of Criminal Justice 419-432.
  14. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Die politiek van broederskap: Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy en Jane Alexander se The Butcher Boys” (2010) 7(2) LitNet Akademies 23-47.
  15. AJ Barnard-Naudé and Pierre de Vos “Disturbing heteronormativity: the ‘queer’ jurisprudence of Albie Sachs” (2010) 25(1) Southern African Public Law 209-34.
  16. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Editorial note to the first two articles” (2010) 127(4) South African Law Journal 609-610.
  17. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Deconstruction is what happens” (2011) 22(1) Stellenbosch Law Review 160 172.
  18. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Beyond the brother: radical freedom” (2008) Acta Juridica 273-298 reprinted in R Robson (ed) The Library of Essays on Law and Sexuality Volume III: Sexual Freedom (2011) Ashgate Publishing 277-303.
  19. AJ Barnard-Naudé and Pierre de Vos “The heteronormative observer: the Constitutional Court’s decision in Le Roux v Dey” (2011) 3 South African Law Journal 407-419.
  20. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Die denker as digter, die digter as denker: DJ Opperman, NP Van Wyk Louw en die digkuns / filosofie-debat in die Afrikaanse letterkunde (Deel 1)” 2012 9(1) LitNet Akademies 144-180.
  21. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Die denker as digter, die digter as denker: DJ Opperman, NP Van Wyk Louw en die digkuns / filosofie-debat in die Afrkaanse letterkunde (Deel 2)” 2012 9(1) LitNet Akademies 181-207.
  22. AJ Barnard-Naudé and Pierre de Vos “Die politiek van die estetiese in 'n postkoloniale konteks: menswaardigheid en vryheid van uitdrukking in die debat rondom Brett Murray se skildery The Spear” 2012 9(2) LitNet Akademies (Regte) 176-201.
  23. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Book Review: Jacques de Ville (2012) Jacques Derrida: Law as Absolute Hospitality” (2012) 129 (4) South African Law Journal 799-803.
  24. AJ Barnard-Naudé ‘“A Principle of Impurity or a Law of Contamination’ : Poetry’s Resistance” (2012) 3 Stellenbosch Law Review 462-475.
  25. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Of Dorothy’s Dog, ‘Poststructural’ Fairy Tales… and The Real: Power, Poverty and the General Principles of the South African Law of Contract” (2013) 29 South African Journal on Human Rights 467-480.
  26. AJ Barnard-Naudé ‘“The greatest enemy of authority’: Arendt, Honig and the Authority of Post-Apartheid Jurisprudence” (2013) 10 No Foundations 120-137.
  27. AJ Barnard-Naudé ‘“For Michelman on the contrary’: Republican Constitutionalism, Post-Apartheid Jurisgenesis and O’Regan, J’s dissent in Minister of Home Affairs v Fourie” (2013) 24(2) Stellenbosch Law Review 342-357.
  28. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Book Review: Carrol Clarkson (2013) Drawing the line: toward an aesthetics of transitional justice” (2014) 131(4) South African Law Journal 926-934.
  29. AJ Barnard-Naudé and Pierre de Vos “These queer gardens: a South African story” (2014) 46(3) Acta Academica 134-149.
  30. AJ Barnard-Naudé “For a politics of presupposed equality: the struggle for sexual minority freedom in Africa” (2015) Agenda: empowering women for gender equity 1-11.
  31. AJ Barnard-Naudé “The pedigree of the common law and the ‘unnecessary’ Constitution: a discussion of the Supreme Court of Appeal’s decision in RH v DE” (2016) 133(1) The South African Law Journal 16-28.
  32. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “‘She reigns and he does not govern’: the discourse of the anxious hysteric in post-apartheid South Africa” (2017) 28(3) Law and Critique 267-287.
  33. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “‘Grace gets angry’, or the ‘tactics’ of forgiveness: the biopolitics of reconciliation in the postcolony’ (2017) 7(2) Oñati Socio-legal Series [online] available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2975311
  34. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Justice Moseneke and the emergence of a new master-signifier in the South African Law of contract” (2017) Acta Juridica 247-269.
  35. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “The precarious politics of presupposed equality in South African higher education” (2017) 11 Kagisano 119-154.
  36. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Lourens du Plessis’s lesson: love, politics and psychoanalysis in the ‘age of the narcissist”’ (2019) 51(1) Acta Academica 4-25.
  37. Jaco Barnard-Naudé & Dennis M Davis “Book Review: Jurisprudence in an African Context. By David Bilchitz, Thaddeus Metz & Oritsegbubemi Oyowe” (2019) The South African Law Journal 191-199.
  38. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Letterkunde voor die hof: kolonialisme, apartheid en die nimmereindigende stryd teen sensuur” (2019) 57(3) Internationale Neerlandistiek 259-263.
  39. Jaco Barnard-Naudé ““‘I have forgotten my umbrella’”: On the abdications of style in law and rhetoric” (2019) 9 African Yearbook of Rhetoric 1-12.
  40. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “We must be able to get used to the Real” (2020) 53(3) Philosophy & Rhetoric 217-224.
  41. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “The sacrificial communications of the law during and after Apartheid” (2020) 27(4) Javnost: The Public 357-368.
  42. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “An Ordeal of the Real: Shame and the Superego” (2021) 53(1) Acta Academica 1-22.
  43. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Bona fides and ubuntu – A response to Dale Hutchison” (2021) Acta Juridica 85-105.
  44. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Form and Substance in the Constitutional Court: Whither Contract Law’s Policy After Apartheid?” (2021) 138(3) South African Law Journal 569-598.
  45. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Adonisi v Minister for Transport and Public Works: Western Cape: An ‘aesthetic’ reading” (2021) 37(3) South African Journal on Human Rights 392-409.
  46. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Burying the Superego?” (2023) 49(1) Social Dynamics 30-48.
  47. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Decolonising the Real: Transformative Constitutionalism and the Unconscious” (2023) 36 Afrika Focus 111-142.

Chapters in peer-reviewed books

  1. AJ Barnard “Reading and writing archives: The TRC, big business and reparations in post-apartheid South Africa” in Karin van Marle and Wessel le Roux (eds) (2007) Law, memory and the legacy of apartheid. Pretoria University Law Press: Pretoria 93-106.
  2. AJ Barnard-Naudé “For Justice and Reconciliation to Come: The TRC archive, big business and the demand for material reparations” in François du Bois & Antje du Bois-Pedain (eds) (2008) Justice and Reconciliation in post-Apartheid South Africa Cambridge University Press 172-205.
  3. AJ Barnard-Naudé “The work of mourning, refusal, forgiveness” in Karin van Marle (ed) (2009) Refusal, Transition and Post-Apartheid Law Sun Media 101-120.
  4. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Post-apartheid fraternity, post-apartheid democracy, post-apartheid sexuality: queer reflections on Jane Alexander’s Butcher Boys” in Robert Leckey and Kim Brooks (eds) (2010) Queer theory: law, culture, empire Routledge 69-85.
  5. AJ Barnard-Naudé “The post-apartheid legal order” in Tracy Humby, Louis Kotzé & Anél du Plessis (2012) Introduction to law and legal skills in South Africa 11-44.
  6. AJ Barnard-Naudé, A Du Plessis & L Kotzé “Sources of law and legal authority” in Tracy Humby, Louis Kotzé & Anél Du Plessis (eds) (2012) Introduction to law and legal skills in South Africa 121-148.
  7. AJ Barnard-Naudé “The legislative process and the interpretation of statutes” in Tracy Humby, Louis Kotzé & Anél du Plessis (eds) (2012) Introduction to law and legal skills in South Africa 169-184.
  8. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Adjudication, interpretation and dispute resolution” in Tracy Humby, Louis Kotzé & Anél du Plessis (2012) Introduction to law and legal skills in South Africa 185-214.
  9. AJ Barnard-Naudé “The politics of private law: sexual minority freedom in South Africa and Scotland” in Daniel Visser & Elspeth Reid (eds) (2013) Bringing Rights Home: Private Law and Human Rights in Scotland and South Africa. Edinburgh University Press 37-80.
  10. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Sexual Minority Freedom and the Heteronormative Hegemony in South Africa” in Oscar Vilhena, Upendra Baxi & Frans Viljoen (eds) (2013) Transformative constitutionalism: Comparing the apex courts of Brazil, India and South Africa. Pretoria University Law Press 311-336.
  11. AJ Barnard-Naudé ‘“I am the first accused’: seven reflections (and a postscript) on Derrida’s Mandela” in Awol Allo (ed) (2015) The courtroom as a space of resistance: reflections on the legacy of the Rivonia trial Ashgate Publishing 171-188.
  12. AJ Barnard-Naudé “Chapter 3: Towards the poetic justice of reparative citizenship” in Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (ed) (2016) Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition: a global dialogue on historical trauma and memory Barbara Budrich Academic Press: Leverkusen 49-70.
  13. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Hannah Arendt’s work of mourning: the politics of loss, ‘the rise of the social’ and the ends of apartheid” in Maurits van Bever Donker, Ross Truscott, Gary Minkley & Premesh Lalu (eds) (2017) Remains of the social: desiring the postapartheid Wits University Press: Johannesburg 117-145.
  14. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Law, memory and post-apartheid spatiality: ‘reading nomos otherwise’, ‘mapping the heterotopic”’ in Emma Patchett and Sarah Keenan (eds) Spatial Justice and Diaspora (2017) Counterpress: Oxford 10-50.  
  15. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Real Zones of Indistinction: Crisis, Exception, Norm – and the TRC as Biopolitical Imperative” in Mia Swart and Karin van Marle (eds) The Limits of Transition: The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission 20 Years on (2017) Brill: Leiden 186-220.
  16. Jaco Barnard-Naudé and Pierre de Vos “Scene of the crime” in Sisonke Msimang (ed) As you like it: the Gerald Kraak Anthology (African Perspectives on Gender, Social Justice and Sexuality) Vol II (2018) Jacana: Auckland Park 20-39. (Winner of the 2019 Lambda award in its category).
  17. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Chapter 4: Specters to come: reproductive futurism. Queer Africa, die-ins and drag” in Morison, T; Lynch, I and Reddy, V (eds) (2018) Queer Kinship: South African perspectives on the sexual politics of family-making and belonging (London: Routledge; Pretoria: UNISA Press) 43-62 (ISBN 0367188023).
  18. Jaco Barnard-Naudé & Pierre de Vos “Scene of the crime” in Zethu Matebeni & B Camminga (eds) (2019) Beyond the Mountain: Queer Life in Africa’s ‘Gay Capital’ (New York / Pretoria: Routledge / UNISA Press) 150-162.
  19. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Spectres of reparation: The poetic justice of reparative citizenship and the discourse of the analyst in an irreparable world” in Marietjie Oelofsen (ed) (2019) Historical trauma and memory: Living with the haunting power of the past (Stellenbosch: African Sun Media) 90-96.
  20. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “What Pandora did: the spectre of reparation and hope in an irreparable world” in Kim Wale, Jeff Praeger and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (eds.) (2020) Post-Conflict Hauntings: Transforming Collective Memories of Historical Trauma (London: Palgrave MacMillan) 67-92.
  21. Jaco Barnard-Naudé & Tshepo Madlingozi “Chapter 2: The Post-apartheid Legal Order” in Tshepo Madlingozi and Tracy Humby (eds) (2021) Introduction to Law and Legal Skills in South Africa (Cape Town: Oxford University Press South Africa) 9-57.
  22. Tshepo Madlingozi, Thiruneson Padayachy & Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Chapter 8: The Legislative Process and the Interpretation of Statutes” in Tshepo Madlingozi and Tracy Humby (eds) (2021) Introduction to Law and Legal Skills in South Africa (Cape Town: Oxford University Press South Africa) 259-285.
  23. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Chapter 9: Adjudication, Court Structure and Dispute Resolution” in Tshepo Madlingozi and Tracy Humby (eds) (2021) Introduction to Law and Legal Skills in South Africa (Cape Town: Oxford University Press South Africa) 287-304.
  24. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Overcoming Hamlet – Notes for a Future” in Jaco Barnard-Naudé (ed) (2022) Decolonising the Neoliberal University: Law, Psychoanalysis and the Politics of Student Protest (Abingdon: Routledge / Birkbeck Law Press) 1-26.
  25. Jaco Barnard-Naudé and Julia Chryssostalis “Apartheid Remains: Nomos, Law and Spatiality in post-apartheid South Africa” in Jaco Barnard-Naudé and Julia Chryssostalis (eds) (2022) Spatial Justice After Apartheid: Nomos in the Postcolony (Abingdon: Routledge) 1-38.
  26. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “‘Space is Space’: The nomos of apartheid, the ‘coloniser who refuses’ and uncolonial spatiality in JM Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians” in Jaco Barnard-Naudé and Julia Chryssostalis (eds) (2022) Spatial Justice After Apartheid: Nomos in the Postcolony (Abingdon: Routledge) 130-147.
  27. Loretta Feris and Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Sense of place, virtual displacement and a nomos beyond apartheid: What value for a rights-based approach?” in Jaco Barnard-Naudé and Julia Chryssostalis (eds) (2022) Spatial Justice After Apartheid: Nomos in the Postcolony (Abingdon: Routledge) 193-215.
  28. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “On Apology and the Failure of Shame in the TRC” in Melanie Judge and Dee Smythe (eds) (2022) Unsettling Apologies: Critical Writings on Apology from South Africa (Bristol: Bristol University Press) 264-289.
  29. Jaco Barnard-Naudé and Pierre de Vos “War by Other Means: The Law and Politics of Sexual Minority Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa” in Adrian Jjuuko, Siri Gloppen and Frans Viljoen (eds) (2022) Queer Lawfare in Africa: Legal Strategies in Contexts of LGBTIQ+ Criminalisation and Politicisation (Pretoria: PULP) 25-55.
  30. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Preface: The handkerchief, the handkerchief! Rhetorical unconsciousness and the Incomprehensible: Towards an analytic” in Jaco Barnard-Naudé (ed) The Incomprehensible: The Critical Rhetoric of Philippe-Joseph Salazar (Cape Town: Juta) vii-xl.

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

  1. AJ Barnard “Death and the common good: The ethics and politics of mourning” in E Oketch et al Politics and the Common Good (2006) Strathmore UP 62-92.

Non-peer reviewed review articles and opinion pieces of an academic nature in the public domain

  1. I am an opinionista for The Daily Maverick online newspaper. Posts can be viewed at: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/author/jaco-barnard-naude/
  2. I am a regular contributor to the Mail & Guardian Thoughtleader blogsite. Posts can be viewed at: www.thoughtleader.co.za/jacobarnardnaude
  3. I am an occasional contributor to Prof Pierre de Vos’s blog, Constitutionally Speaking. Posts can be viewed at: http://constitutionallyspeaking.co.za/?s=barnard-naude
  4. I am a regular contributor to the online Afrikaans literary journal LitNet. Contributions can be viewed at: http://www.litnet.co.za/author/jaco-barnard-naude/
  5. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Van Vaders en Vlugtelinge deur SJ Naudé: ‘n resensie” LitNet, 17 Augustus 2023, available at:https://www.litnet.co.za/van-vaders-en-vlugtelinge-deur-sj-naude-n-resensie/
  6. Jaco Barnard-Naudé “Dora en die duisternis deur Winterbach” Vrye Weekblad, 17 Februarie 2023, available at: https://www.vryeweekblad.com/boeke/2023-02-17-dora-en-die-duisternis-deur-winterbach/
  7. Jaco Barnard-Naudé ‘She reigns and he does not govern’: Law, anxiety and protest” Critical Legal Thinking. 7 July 2022, available at https://criticallegalthinking.com/2022/07/07/she-reigns-and-he-does-not-govern-law-anxiety-and-protest/
  8. Jaco Barnard-Naude ‘LitNet Akademies Resensie-Essay: Die poëtika van intieme ruimtes: Andries Bezuidenhout se Veelvuldige gebruike vir huishoudelike toestelle’ (2014) available at: http://www.litnet.co.za/die-potika-van-intieme-ruimtes-andries-bezuidenhout-se-veelvuldige-gebruike-vir-huishoudel/
  9. Jaco Barnard-Naudé ‘LitNet Akademies Resensie-Essay: in die spieël met Bibi – Fotostaatmasjien (2016) deur Bibi Slippers’ (2016) available at: http://www.litnet.co.za/litnet-akademies-resensie-essay-die-spieel-met-bibi-fotostaatmasjien-2016-deur-bibi-slippers/
  10. Jaco Barnard-Naudé ‘Die derde spoel deur SJ Naudé: ’n LitNet Akademies-resensie-essay’ (2017) available at: http://www.litnet.co.za/die-derde-spoel-deur-sj-naude-n-litnet-akademies-resensie-essay/

Parliamentary submission

  1. AJ Barnard & P de Vos & (2006) Submission to parliament on the constitutionality of the Civil Union Bill.