Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Chiang Hui Ling Michelle

Assistant Professor, School of Humanities

Asst Prof Chiang Hui Ling Michelle

Michelle Chiang is an Assistant Professor with the English Programme at the School of Humanities. She received her PhD from the University of Leeds, UK, and completed her postdoctoral research at the Department of English, University of Pennsylvania. She has published articles and book chapters on the intersection between literature, and the philosophy of time and mind. Her latest monograph Samuel Beckett's Intuitive Spectator: Me to Play (2018) is an exploration of how Beckett’s dramatic oeuvre appeal more to the audience’s intuition, than the intellect. Her current book project is entitled Time of the Absurd. She teaches Film Theory, Singapore Literature and Culture, Theatre of the Absurd, and Major Author Study: Samuel Beckett.
Research Interests
Theatre of the A​bsurd
Beckett Studies
Horror Studies
Philosophy of Time and Mind
Current Projects
  • Me to Play: Intuition and the Storyworld of Samuel Beckett
  • The Healthcare Worker’s Journey of Care and Recovery: A qualitative study on the lived experience of supporting stroke patients in Singapore’s rehabilitation unit
Selected Publications
  • Michelle Chiang. (2018). Samuel Beckett’s Intuitive Spectator: Me to Play. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Michelle Chiang. (2018). "Why Literary Studies still has 'value'" [Review of the book "Why Literary Studies still has 'value'"] Modern Literature (forthcoming).
  • Michelle Chiang. (2017). “The Crime of ‘Making Real’ in All That Fall”. Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui, 29(1), 211-22.
  • Michelle Chiang. (2017). Confinement and Limits of the Human [Review of the book Confinement and Limits of the Human] Journal of Modern Literature, 40 (4), 144-9.
  • Michelle Chiang. (2015). "Time made flesh: Samuel Beckett's dual depiction of Time". The Review of Contemporary Fiction, XXXIV(1), 195-213.

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