Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof C.J. Wee Wan-ling
Professor, School of Humanities
C. J. W.-L. Wee received his PhD from the University of Chicago. He is Professor of English in NTU and has also been a Fellow in the social and cultural studies programme at the Institute of South-east Asian Studies, Singapore (now the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute). He has held Visiting Fellowships at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India and the Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, among other institutions. Wee is the author, most recently, of A REGIONAL CONTEMPORARY: ART EXHIBITIONS, POPULAR CULTURE, ASIA (MIT Press, forthcoming). He is the editor of LOCAL CULTURES AND THE 'NEW ASIA': THE STATE, CULTURE AND CAPITALISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA (2002) and the co-editor of CONTESTING PERFORMANCE: GLOBAL SITES OF RESEARCH (2010); and he is also the editor of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF KUO PAO KUN, VOL. 4: PLAYS IN ENGLISH (2012). His research interests are in the formation of modern and contemporary art (including theatre, visual art and curation, and anglophone literature).
• Contemporary cultural production in East and Southeast Asia
• Anglophone literature
• Literature, theatre and contemporary visual art in Singapore
• Colonialism, nationalism and culture
• Cultural theory, modernity, modernism and the contemporary
Fellowships & Other Recognition
* Luce East Asia Fellow, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, 2020
* Short-Term Resident, Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, 20-27 February 2012
* Visiting Summer Fellowship, Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge, June-July 2009
* Visiting Fellowship, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, 2007-08
* Visiting Fellowship, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, May-July 2006
* Visiting Fellowship, Committee for Cultural Choices and Global Futures, Delhi, India; and Honorary Visiting Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India, summer 1993