Academic Staff
Assistant Professor
BA(University of Southern Denmark, SDU), MA, PhD (University College London, UCL)
Tel:  3943 8550
Office:  Fung King Hey 324

Administrative Post: Board Secretary; Department Website Coordinator

Research Interests

Postcolonialism, comparative literature, cultural studies, twentieth-century fiction, philosophy and literature, literary theory

Selected Publications



  • Postcolonial Studies and the Literary: Theory, Interpretation and the Novel. Palgrave Macmillan, 224pp (hbk), 2010 [ISBN: 978-0230252622]

Articles and Book Chapters

  • ‘Emergency, Oikodicy, and the Return of the Real’, SARE: Southeast Asian Review of English 54:1, 2017: 1-17.
  • ‘The Nation at War with Itself: Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance’, JELL: The Journal of English Language & Literature 63:1, 2017: 95-114.
  • ‘Between Friends and Enemies: Ridley Scott’s Alien’, Trans-Humanities: Ewha Institute for the Humanities 9:3, 2016: 51-78
  • Blade Runner and the Right to Life’, Trans-Humanities: Ewha Institute for the Humanities 8:3, 2015: 111-129
  • ‘Postcolonial Realism in the Novels of Rohinton Mistry’, The History of the Indian Novel in English (edited by Ulka Anjaria), Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015. 193-206.
  • ‘Postcolonial Literary History and the Concealed Totality of Life’, Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Thought 37:2, 2014: 235-253
  • ‘Korean Adoption Literature and the Politics of Representation’, Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and The History of Ideas 12:1, 2014: 155-179
  • ‘A Pathological Core of Authenticity: Rereading the Case of Binjamin Wilkomirski’s Bruchstücke’, Forum for Modern Language Studies 49:1, 2013: 79-98
  • ‘Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman and Time’, Modern Drama 55:3, 2012: 287-303
  • ‘Ibsen’s When We Dead Awaken’, Explicator 68:1, 2010: 26-28
  • ‘Naturalism and Temporality in Ousmane Sembène’s Xala’, Research in African Literatures 41:2, 2010: pp.222-43
  • ‘Novelistic Interpretation: The Travelling Theory of Georg Lukács’s Theory of the Novel’, JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, 39:1 (Winter), 2009: pp.57-86
  • ‘Excess and Design in Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance’, NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, 41:2-3 (Spring/Summer), 2008: pp. 342-362
  • ‘Formal Dissatisfactions: The Postcolonial Novel as a Literary Genre’, Sub/versions: Cultural Status, Genre and Critique (edited by Pauline MacPherson, Christopher Murray, Gordon Spark and Kevin Corstorphine), Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008: pp. 112-123 [ISBN: 978-18-471-8372-9]
  • ‘Between Autobiography and Fiction: Narrating the Self in Gabriel García Márquez’s Vivir para contarla’, Stories and Portraits of the Self (edited by Helena Carvalhão Buescu & João Ferreira Duarte), Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2007: pp. 189-200 [ISBN: 978-90-420-2328-4]
  • ‘Postcolonial Melancholia’, Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Thought, 30:2 (July), 2007: pp. 65-81
Research Grants and Awards

Research Grant
Direct Grant for Research (2016-17)