…Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University Singapore…
I am Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies in the Department of English, and Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook University. I received my Ph.D. in Comparative and World Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I specialize in modern and contemporary Chinese literature, Sinophone studies, the intersection of Anglophone and Sinophone literature and culture from Southeast Asia, queer Asian studies, film theory, cultural translations, postcolonial and diaspora theory. My first book Rethinking Chineseness: Translational Sinophone Identities in the Nanyang Literary World examines the relationship between the Nanyang Chinese, their original homelands (Borneo, Malaysia and Singapore), and their imaginary homeland (China) through the works of Anglophone and Sinophone writers such as Kuo Pao Kun (郭寶崑), Zhang Guixing (張貴興) and Vyvyane Loh(羅惠賢). The manuscript identifies the methods with which these writers have reclaimed a sense of belonging to their homelands by destabilizing the notion of Chineseness. It argues that, as a Sinophone culture, the Nanyang Chinese identity is translatable, translational and relational as it traverses between the local and the global.
Dejan Grba is an artist, researcher and educator. He explores the cognitive, technical, poetic and relational features of experimental new media art. Dejan has exhibited and taught in Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America, and published papers in journals, conference proceedings, and books worldwide. Dejan has been appointed an Associate Professor at the SCT/XJTLU in Suzhou. In 2019/2020 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Art Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has served as a Co-founding Associate Professor with Digital Art Program at Interdisciplinary Graduate Center, University of the Arts in Belgrade since 2005, and as a Founding Chair and Associate Professor at New Media Department, Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade from 1998 to 2020.
Eunice Lim is a 3rd year PhD Student in Comparative Literature and Asian Studies. Prior to her time at Penn State, Eunice received an undergraduate double degree in English Literature and Communication Studies, as well as a Master’s degree in English Literature. Her research interests are in translingual literacies, language policy and education, decoloniality, and sound studies. Specifically, her work focuses on the literature and media of Contemporary East and Southeast Asia, as well as the Asian diaspora. She is currently developing a translingual approach to Singapore literature and media, attending to the specificities of their urban and sonic architectures.
Jeremy Fernando reads, and writes; and is the Jean Baudrillard Fellow at The European Graduate School. He works in the intersections of literature, philosophy, and the media; and has written nineteen books, including Reading Blindly, Living with Art, Writing Death, and in fidelity. His writing has also been featured in magazines and journals such as Arte al Límite, Berfrois, CTheory, Full Bleed, Qui Parle, TimeOut, and VICE, amongst others; and has been translated into French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Serbian. Exploring other media has led him to film, music, and the visual arts; and his work has been exhibited in Seoul, Vienna, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is the general editor of both Delere Press and the thematic magazine One Imperative; and is a Fellow of Tembusu College at The National University of Singapore.