Academic Staff
B.A. (Oxford), M.A. (London), D.Phil (Sussex)
Tel:  3943 7993
Office:  Fung King Hey 319A

Administrative Post:Postgraduate Literature Coordinator

Research Interests

Postcolonial literature, autobiography, literary and cultural theory, popular culture

Selected Publications



  • Involuntary Associations: World Englishes and Postcolonial Studies (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2014).
  • Postcolonial Theory and Autobiography (New York: Routledge, 2008)
  • Homi K. Bhabha (New York: Routledge, 2006)

Edited Books:

  • (with Grant Hamilton) A Companion to Mia Couto (Woodbridge: James Currey, 2016)
  • (with Carmen Lee and Michael O’Sullivan) The Future of English in Asia (New York: Routledge, 2016)

Recent articles and book chapters

  • ‘Metaphoricity in Comparison’, Textual Practice 30.4 (2016), 689-709.
  • ‘World Englishes: Translation and Communication in English Literary Studies’, in Zhang Jian (ed.) Reaching Reality: New Developments in English Literary Studies (Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching & Research Press, 2016), pp.452-464.
  • ‘On the Floor of the World’, Parallax 22.1 (2016), 66-80.
  • ‘Error and Innovation in Postcolonial Composition: the Implications of World Englishes’, in Roger Sell, Theo D’Haen, and Iannis Goerlandt (eds.) Major versus Minor? Languages and Literatures in a Globalized World (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2015), pp.67-80.
  • ‘Comparatively Slow’, Postcolonial Studies, 17.4 (2014), 367-381.
  • ‘Resistance to Responsibility: Interrupting the Post-colonial Paradigm’, in O.P. Dwivedi and Martin Kich (eds.) Postcolonial Theory in the Global Age: Interdisciplinary Essays (Jefferson, NC.: McFarland, 2013), pp.73-86.
  • ‘Black but not Fanon: Reading The Black Insider‘, in Grant Hamilton (ed.) Reading Marechera (Woodbridge: James Currey, 2013), pp.99-119.
  • ‘Edward Said Between Singular and Specific’, in Lorna Burns and Birgit M. Kaiser (eds.) Postcolonial Literatures and Deleuze: Colonial Pasts – Differential Futures (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp.76-95.
  • ‘”Figments of my Foreign Imagination”: Peter Carey’s Sydney and Tokyo’, Journeys: the International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing 13(1) (2012), 21-41.
Research Grants and Awards
  • GRF 2012-2014 — ‘The Cultural Politics of World Englishes’