Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Shirley Chew

Adjunct Professor,

Phone: +65 65921527
Office: HSS 03 67
Prof Shirley Chew

Shirley Chew was educated at the University of Singapore (BA Hons, 1961; PhD, 1977) and Oxford University (MPhil, 1969). She is Emeritus Professor at the University of Leeds where she was the incumbent of the Chair of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures from 1993 to 2003. Previous academic posts were held at the Department of English, University of Singapore, and the School of English, University of Leeds. She is the founding editor of Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings (2001--), co-published since 2011 from Leeds University and NTU. She has published widely in Postcolonial and Colonial literatures, and one of her current projects is a volume of her collected essays.
Research Interests
Postcolonial and Colonial Literatures; Postcolonial Discourse Theory; Contemporary British Poetry and Fiction; Victorian Literature. See, for example, the co-edited book, A Concise Companion to Postcolonial Literature (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), 241pp. And recent articles (single-authored), ‘Intertwinings: The “Amazing Fecundity” of Olive Senior’, in The Caribbean Short Story: Critical Perspectives, edited by Lucy Evans, Mark McWatt, & Emma Smith (Leeds: Peepal Tree Press, 2011), pp. 269-283; and ‘Blindness and the Idea of the Artist in Kipling’s “They” and Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost, in Kipling and Beyond, edited by Kaori Nagai and Caroline Rooney (London: Palgrave 2010), pp. 144-164.

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