Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Sim Wai Chew

Associate Professor, School of Humanities

Assoc Prof Sim Wai Chew

The broad theme of Southeast Asian writing as an alternative theoretical locus to metropolitan discourse inspires my research and creative work

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Postcolonial Literature
British-Asian Literature
Singapore / Southeast Asian Literature

BA (Honours) First Class – University of East Anglia (UK) - 1989
Postgraduate Diploma in Education - Nanyang Technological University - 1992
PhD – University of Warwick (UK) - 2002
Research Interests
Singapore literature and culture, Postcolonial literature and theory, Sinophone studies, Comparative literature, and Southeast Asian studies
Current Projects
  • Diasporic Literature, Identities, And The Space Beyond
  • Singapore Comparative Literature Database (with accompanying workshop and compendium)
Selected Publications
  • Sim Wai Chew. (2019). Overlapping Scriptworlds: Chinese Literature as a Global Assemblage (accepted, editing completed, publication forthcoming). CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, .
  • Sim wai chew. (2018). Becoming Other: Literary Multilingualism in the Chinese Badlands (published online 2018) (print publication forthcoming). Textual Practice, .
  • Sim Wai Chew.(2017). Super-Diversity and its Implications in Two Singapore Texts. In Poon, Angelia and Angus Whitehead(Ed), Singapore Literature and Culture: Current Directions in Local and Global Contexts.(181-197). New York: Routledge.
  • Sim Wai Chew. (2014). Nietzschean Existentialism in the Work of Pei’ An Ying and Goh Poh Seng [Reprint of 2013 Book Chapter] [in Chinese]. Literatures in Chinese (华文文学), 125, 98-105.
  • Sim, Wai Chew. (2014). "Beyond the Color Line: Intersectional Considerations in Chuah Guat Eng's Fiction". Kritika Kultura, 23, 33-46.

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