Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Wong Yeang Chui

Assistant Professor
School of Humanities
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Phone: (+65)67906746
Office: HSS-03-58

  • PhD (Eng) University of Alberta 2013
  • MA (Eng) National University of Singapore 2008
  • BA (Eng) University of Hawaii 2006
My primary research area is in 16th century British Literature and History. I am especially interested in how literary works produced during the period reflect the political and religious exigencies of the Elizabethan period, and how changes in state and foreign policies shape early modern historiography. England’s first colony, Ireland, figures prominently in my research. Literary scholars working representations of Ireland in the early modern period have always been preoccupied with identity and state formation, but in my research I also aim to highlight colonial administration and how the colonial government affected colonial discourse particularly between 1570s and 1603.

I am also interested in modern drama, particularly British drama and the Theatre of the Absurd, performances in Singapore theatre, and Singapore literature.
Research Interests
16th century British Literature, Early Modern History, Modern Drama, Singapore Literature, and Singapore Theatre and Performance
Current Projects
  • The Other Irish Problem: Colonial Government in Early Modern Historical and Literary Narratives
Selected Publications
  • Wong, Jane Yeang Chui. (2017). Prince John’s Negotiation with the Rebels in 2 Henry VI: Fifteenth-Century Northern England and Sixteenth-Century Ireland. Critical Survey, 29(2), Forthcoming.
  • Wong, Jane Yeang Chui. (2017). To Know the King.London Review of Books, 39 (7), 4.
  • Wong, Jane Yeang Chui. (2016). Oscar Wilde in Singapore: Ambivalence, Enforcement, and the Criminalization of Homosexuality. Critical Survey, 20(3), 504-24.
  • Wong, Jane Yeang Chui. (2016, July). Shakespeare Wallah and the Politics of Empire. Paper presented at 2016 World Shakespeare Congress, United Kingdom.
  • Wong, Jane Yeang Chui and D.R. Woolf.(2016). English Vernacular Historical Writing and Holinshed’s Chronicles. The Age of ShakespeareNew York; Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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