Comics Studies, American Literature, Transnational Literature, Holocaust Literature, Whedon Studies, Singaporean Theatre, Shakespeare 


PhD English Literature Loughborough University 2014
MA Creative and Contemporary Writing Loughborough University 2005
BA English Literature Loughborough University 2004

Other Publications

Book Authored
Reading Art Spiegelman. Routledge Research, 2015.
Book Edited
Firefly Revisited: Essays on Joss Whedon’s Classic Series ed. Philip Smith and Michael Goodrum, Rowman and Littlefield, 2015.
Journal Special Issue Edited
With Michael Goodrum. ‘Firefly’ Slayage: Journal of Whedon Studies 13.2 [42]  (2015)
Journal Articles

‘Shakespeare, Survival, and the Seeds of Civilisation in Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven’ Extrapolation 57.3 (2016): 289–303


‘Holocaust Trauma and Jewish Identity across Generations in Alison Pick’s Far to Go’ Literature Compass 13.9 (2016): 530–537


‘“I looked upon her with a soldier’s eye” Surveillance Culture in Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing’ Slayage: Journal of Whedon Studies 14.1 (2016) 


‘The State and the Arts: Nation-building, Censorship and Ill-Will in the Comics of Leslie Chew and Sonny Liew’ Journal of Popular Culture 49.1 (2016): 97-115


‘Spiegelman Studies: MausLiterature Compass 12.10 pp.499-508 (2015)
‘Spiegelman Studies: Breakdowns, No Towers, and Everything Else’ Literature Compass 12.10: 509-516 (2015)
‘Measuring the Impact of Free Comic Book Day in Singapore’ The International Journal of Comics Art 17.1 (Spring): 569-583 (2015)
With Michael Goodrum. ‘Lightin ’Out for the Library’ Slayage: Journal of Whedon Studies. 13.2 (2015)
‘The gaps between us: Multilingualism and Immigration in Alfian Saat’s Cook a Pot of Curry Asian Theater Journal 22.1 pp.259-279, (2015)
Writing in the Rain: Erasure, Trauma and Authentic Chinese Indonesian Identity in the Work of FX Harsono’ Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 46.1 pp.119-133 (2015)
‘A Priest Dressed as a Man of Letters: Gene Luen Yang’ Boxers and Saints and the Legacy of Father Matteo Ricci’ International Journal of Comics Art 16.2 pp.288-299 (2014)
‘Leslie Chew and Singapore’s Controversial, Online Political Cartoon’ International Journal of Comics Art 16.2 pp.608-617 (2014)
‘Wiz Kids, nuclear bombs, and Marvel ’Hazmat’ Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 5.4: 383-396 (2014)
‘Postmodern Chinoiserie in Gene Luen Yang’s American Born ChineseLiterature Compass, 1.1:1-14 (2014) This paper is in the top 3% of papers downloaded from Academia.edu, with almost 2,000 views.
With Victoria Nesfield. ‘Holocaust literature and Historiography in Anne Michaels’
Fugitive Pieces Journal of European Studies 43.1: 14-26. (2014)
‘Re-visioning Romantic-Era Gothicism: An Introduction to Key Works and Themes in the Study of H.P. Lovecraft’ Literature Compass, 8: 830 –39 (2011)
With Michael Goodrum. ‘We have experienced a tragedy which words cannot properly describe’ Representations of Trauma in Post-9/11 Superhero Comics. Literature Compass, 8: 487–98, (2011)

Book Chapter
‘Digital Media and the Comic Book’ in The American Comic Book Joseph Sommers ed., 2015
Book Reviews
‘Review: Asian ComicsThe International Journal of Comics Art 17.1 (Spring) p.367 (2015)
‘Review: Performing Asian TransnationalismsAsian Theatre Journal

‘Review: Asian Comics’ The International Journal of Comics Art 17.1 (Spring) (2015): 367
Other Academic Writing
‘Teaching guide: Spiegelman Studies’ Literature Compass, 2015
Maus in the Indonesian Classroom’ Comics Forum, 2014
‘Hybrid Languages and Literary forms in Gene Luen Yang’ American Born Chinese Comics Forum, 2015
‘Asian Americans’, ‘Doublespeak’, ‘Holocaust’, Indonesia’, ‘Living Room War’ The Sage Encyclopedia of War

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