|Assoc Prof Sim Wai Chew |
Assistant Chair (Communictions), School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Division of English
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
- PhD University of Warwick 2002
- PGDipEd Nanyang Technological University 1992
- BA(Hons) University of East Anglia 1989
|Dr Wai-chew Sim obtained his BA (Honours, first class) from the University of East Anglia (UK) and his Ph.D. from the University of Warwick (UK). He also has a PGDE from the National Institute of Education (NTU, Singapore). He has research interests in British-Asian fiction, in Singapore literature and culture, and in Postcolonial literature and theory. He has published a monograph on the work of Anglo-Japanese author Kazuo Ishiguro and co-edited a collection of essays on British-Asian fiction. He has also co-edited a collection of Singapore short stories. The broad theme of Southeast Asian writing as an alternative theoretical locus to metropolitan discourse inspires his research and creative work.|
|British-Asian fiction, Singapore literature and culture, Postcolonial literature and theory, Globalisation studies.|
|Research Grant |
- NTU Internal Funding - New Initiative Funding - New Silk Road (2011-2014)
|Current Projects |
- Diasporic Literature, Identities, And The Space Beyond
- Sim, Wai-chew. (2012, November). "Nietzschean Existentialism in the Work of Yeng Pway Ngon and Goh Poh Seng". Paper presented at International Conference on Nietzsche and Modern/Contemporary Chinese Literature, HSS, Singapore.
- Sim, Wai Chew. (2012). "Mexican Wave (Short Fiction)"Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writing.
- Sim Wai Chew. (2011). "History and Narrative: The Use of the Sublime in Tash Aw's Fiction". Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 46(2), 293-310.
- Sim, Wai Chew. (2011). "Fear of Falling: Existentialism and Class Consciousness in Goh Poh Seng's A Dance of Moths". Southeast Asian Review of English, 50, 71-82.
- Sim, Wai-chew. (2011). "'Tomorrow’s Brother': Contesting Orientalisms in Gopal Baratham's A Candle or the Sun"Re-Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics: The Oriental Other Within. (pp. 56-71)..