Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Poon Mui Cheng, Angelia
Associate Professor, National Institute of Education - English Language & Literature
Journal Articles (Central)
Poon, A. (in press). "Critical Introduction to Suchen Christine Lim."., Online..

Poon, A. (2021). "Re-invention in a Globalized World: (Mis)reading and Metafictional Strategies in Tash Aw's _Five Star Billionaire_.". Journal of Modern Literature, 44(4), 1 62-177..

Poon, A. (2021). The Spatial Politics of Nation-Building: Minority Women Writers in Anglophone Malaysian and Singapore Literatures. Contemporary Women's Writing, 15(1), 15- 32.

Poon, A. (2021). "Universalism and the Malaysian anglophone novel: Exploring inequality, migrancy, and class in Tash Aw's We, the Survivors.". Journal of Postcolonial Writing, TBA(null), 607-620..

Poon, A. (2021). (S)pacing Female Education in the Punjabi Sikh Di aspora: Negotiating Gender and Female Sexuality in Balli Kaur Jaswal's Novels. Postcolonial Text., 16(1), Online.

Poon, A. (2020). "A Postcolonial Future in Transnationalism and Regionalism: Southeast Asian Literature in English.". Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings., 20(2), 64-82.

Poon, A. (2020). Postcolonial and Cosmopolitan Connections: Teaching Anglophone Singapore Literature for Nation and World.. Asia-Pacific Journal of Education, 40(1), 74-86.

Poon, A. (2018). "Narrating Privilege: Meritocracy and the Portrait of the Scholar in Singapore Anglophone Literature". Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 21(4), 414-432.

Poon, A. (2016). "Writing Home: Alfian Sa'at and the Politics of Malay-Muslim Belonging in Global Multiracial Singapore.". Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. Special Issue on 'Singapore at 50: The Intersections of Neoliberal Globalization and Postcoloniality.', 18(4), 498-511.

Poon, A. (2016). "Tra nscultural Aesthetics and Postcolonial Memory: the Practices and Politics of Remembering in Tan Twan Eng's The Garden of Evening Mists". Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, 3(2), 1- 17.

Poon, A. (2015). "Helping the Novel: Neoliberalism, Self-help and the Narrating of the Self in Mohsin Hamid's _How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia_". Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 52(1), 139-150.

Poon, A. (2015). "Being in the World: Literary Pract ice and Pedagogy in Global Times.". ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature. Special Issue on Global Pedagogy, 46(1-2), 257-274.

Poon, A. (2014). "(In)visible scripts, hidden costs: Narrating the postcolonial globe in Kiran Desai's _The Inheritance of Loss_". Journa l of Postcolonial Writing, 50(5), 547-558.

Poon, A. (2014). Against the 'uprush of modern progress': Exploring the Dilemma and Dynamics of Modernity in George Orwell's _Burmese Days_.. Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies. Special Issue on Orienting Orwell: Asian and Global Perspectives on George Orwell., 40(1), pp.79- 95.

Poon, A. (2013). "Becoming a Global Subject: L anguage and the Body in Xiaolu Guo's _A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers_". Transnational Literature, 6(1), online.

Poon, A. (2013). Common Ground, Multiple Claims: Representing and Constructing Singapore 's 'Heartland'. Asian Studies Review, 37(4), pp.559-576.

Poon, A. (2012). Introduction: The Next Act. Commentary. Special Issue on the Arts: A Portrait of the Arts in Singapore., 24, 1- 4.

Poon, A. (2010). "C onstructing the Cosmopolitan Subject: Teaching Secondary School Literature in Singapore.". Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 30(1), 31-41.

Poon, A. (2009). 'The Swaying Sense of Things': Boey Kim Cheng and the Poetics of Imagined, Transnational Travel and Movement. Postcolonial Text , 5(4), 1-13.

Poon, A. (2009). 'To Know What's What': Forms of Migrant Knowing in Monica Ali's _Brick Lane_. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 45(4), 426-437.

Poon, Angelia (2008). Mining the Archive: Historical Fiction, Counter-modernities and Suchen Christine Lim's _A Bit of Earth_. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 43(3), 25-42.

Poon, A. (2007). Comic Acts of (Be)longing: Performing Englishness in Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands. Victorian Literature and Culture, 35(2), 501-516.

Poon, A. (2007). The Politics of Pragmatism: Some Issues in t he Teaching of Literature in Singapore. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 14(1), 51-59.

Poon, A. (2006). In a Transnational World: Exploring Gendered Subjectivity, Mobility, and Consumption in Anita Desai's Fasting, Feasting. ARIEL: A Review of International English Lit erature, 37(2-3), 33-48.

Poon, A. (2005). Performing National Service in Singapore: Re-imagining the Nation in the Poetry and Short Stories of Alfian Sa'at. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 40(3), 118-138.

Poon, A. (2005). Seeing Double: Performing English Identity and Imperial Dut y in Emily Eden's Up the Country and Harriet Martineau's British Rule in India. Women's Writing, 12(3), 453-470.

Poon, A. (2004). Imperial Fantasies and the Politics of Reproducing Englishness in H. Rider Haggard's Allan Quatermain. Australasian Victorian Studies Journal, 10(null), 9 7-115.

Poon, A. (2003). Maid Visible: Foreign Domestic Workers and the Dilemma of Development in Singapore. Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal in Southeast Asian Studies, 17(1), 1-28.

Poon, A. (2000). Re-writing the Male Text: Mapping Cultural Spaces in Edwidge Danticat's Krik? Krak ! And Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place. Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 4(1), on-line journal.

Books (Central)
Vincent, Esther & Poon, Angelia (Eds.). (2021). Making Kin: Ecofeminist Essays from Singapore (PP. 200). Singapore: Ethos Books.

Vincent, E., Ang, A., Poon, A., Loh, C.E. (Ed.). (2020). Poetry Moves: An Anthology of Poetry (PP. 120). Singapore: Ethos Books.

Poon, A. & Whitehead, A. (Eds.). (2017). Singapore Literature and Culture: New Directions in Local and Global Contexts (PP. 250). New York: Routledge.

Loh, C. E., Poon, A. & Vincent, E. (2013). Little things: an anthology of poetry (PP. 157). Singapore: Ethos Publications.

Loh, C. E., Poon, A., & Vincent, E. (2013). Teaching poetry to adolescents: a teachers' guide to Little Things (PP. 100). Singapore: Ethos.

Gwynne, J. & Poon, A . (Eds.). (2012). Sexuality and Contemporary Literature (PP. 200). Amherst: Cambria Press.

Poon, A. & Lim, S. (Eds.). (2011). The Ice Ball Man and Other Poems by Margaret Leong (PP. 100). Singapore: Ethos Books.

Poon, A., Holden, P., Lim, S. (Ed.). (2009). Writing Singapore: An Historical Anthology of Singapore Literature. (PP. 677). Singapore: NUS Press.

Angelia Poon Mui Cheng (2008). Enacting Englishness in the Victorian Period: Colonialism and the Politics of Performance (PP. 174). Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Poon, A., & Sim, W. C. (Eds.). (200 7). Island Voices: A Collection of Short Stories from Singapore. (PP. 220). Singapore: Learners Publishing.

Book Chapters (Central)
Poon, A. (in press). 'The Cosmopolitan Imagination in Contemporary Singapore Literature.'. In Mayasari-Hoffert, S. (Ed.), The Cosmopolitan Imagination in Southeast Asian Literature.(PP. TBA). London: Routledge.

Ang, A. & Poon, A. (in press). 'English Language Literature of Singapore.'. In M oody, A. (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Southeast Asian Englishes.(PP. TBA). Oxford: Oxford UP..

Poon, A. (2021). "Self-conscious and Queer: Translating the Pasts of Singapore and Malaysia in Lydia Kwa's This Place Called Absence and Tan Twan Eng's The Gift of Rain.". In Chin, G. (Ed.), Translational Politics in Southeast Asian Literatures: Contesting Race, Gender and Sexuality(PP. 22-41). London: Routledge.

Poon, A. (2019). "Timothy Mo.". In Tickell, A. (Ed.), The Oxford History of the Novel in English. Vol.10: The Novel in South and Southeast Asia since 194 5.(PP. 495-508). Oxford: Oxford UP.

Poon, A. (2019). The Singapore Writers Festival and the Promotion of Literary Culture. In Chong, T. (Ed.), The State and the Arts in Singapore: Policies and Institutions(PP. 127-145). Singapore: World Scientific.

Poon, A. & Whitehead, A. (2017). Int roduction. In Poon, A. & Whitehead, A. (Eds.), Singapore Literature and Culture: Current Directions in Local and Global Contexts.(PP. 1- 18). New York: Routledge.

Poon, A. (2017). "In Praise of Failed Men (and the Woman Writer): Gender Politics in the Singapore Novel.". In Poon, A. & Whiteh ead, A. (Eds.), Singapore Literature and Culture: Current Directions in Local and Global Contexts.(PP. 217- 236). New York: Routledge.

Gwynne, J. & Poon, A. (2012). "Introduction: Critical Currents in Sexuality Studies". In Gwynne, J. & Poon, A. (Eds.), Sexuality and Contemporary Literat ure(PP. xi-xxxiii). Amherst: Cambria Press.

Poon, A. (2012). "Intimate Arrangements: Race, Sex and the English Nation in Andrea Levy's _Small Island_". In Gwynne, J. & Poon, A. (Eds.), Sexuality and Contemporary Literature(PP. 127-145). Amherst: Cambria Press.

Poon, A. (2011). "Afterw ord: A Note for Educators". In Poon, A. & Lim, S. (Eds.), Margaret Leong: Poems(PP. 95- 100). Singapore: Ethos Books.

Poon, A. (2009). Introduction: 1990- present. In Poon, A., Holden, P., & Lim, S. (Eds.), Writing Singapore: An Historical Anthology of Singapore Literature(PP. 359-37 9). Singapore: NUS Press.

Poon, A. (2009). Pick and Mix for a Global City: Race and Cosmopolitanism in Singapore. In Goh, D., Holden, P., Gabrielpillai, M., Khoo, G.K. (Ed.), Race and Multiculturalism in Malaysia and Singapore(PP. 70-85). London: Routledge.

Poon, A., & Sim W.C. (2007). "I ntroduction". In Poon, A., & Sim W. C. (Eds.), Island Voices: A Collection of Short Stories from Singapore.(PP. 5- 12). Singapore: Learners.

Conference Papers (Central)

Conference Papers Without Proceedings

Poon, A. (2021, June). Panel: Uncharted Territories, 1965- 1990.. Paper presented at Singapore Literature Symposium 2021, Singapore.

Poon, A. (2020, June). "Re-invention in a Globalized World:(Mis)reading and Metafictional Strategies in Tash Aw's Five Star Billionaire.". Paper presented at Global Cities: Culture, Ecology, World Literature, Singapore/ Zoom, Singapore.

Poon, A. (2019, December). Humor and Singapore History in Sebastian Sim's Let's Give It Up for Gimme Lao!. Paper presented at English in Southeas t Asia Conference, Singapore.

Poon, A. (2019, July). Singapore Anglophone Poetry: 1990 and Beyond. Paper presented at Singapore Literature Conference, Singapore.

Poon, A. (2018, November). Critical Cosmopolitanism in English Language and Literature Education (Invited plenary speaker). Paper presented at Maranatha International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture 2018, Bandung, Indonesia.

Poon, A. (2017, August). "Contesting Race, Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Literature: From Colonial Past to Postcolonial Present." Laboratory Session.. Paper presented at Ninth EUROSEAS Conference, Oxford University, United Kingdom.

Poon, A. (2016, April). "Literary Inheritances of the City:Singapore in its Literature.". Paper presented at Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings of Urban Heritage.Organised by the Ironbridge Internat ional Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham., Taipei, Taiwan.

Poon, A. (2015, March). Helping the Novel: Neoliberalism, Self-help and the Narrating of the Self in Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. Paper presented at International Narrative Conference 2015, Chicago, United States.

Poon, A. (2014, October). "The Singapore Writers' Festival". Paper presented at Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) conference: "A History of Arts and Cultural Policies in Singapore", Singapore.

Poon, A. (2014, May). Teaching English Literature for a Global World. Paper presented at 2014 Hwa Kang International Conference on English Language & Literature, Taipei, Taiwan.

Poon, A. (2013, May). "Tudung" Stories: Alfian Sa'at and the Politics of Veiling and Malay-Muslim Belonging in Multicultural Singapore. Paper presented at The Asian Confere nce on Cultural Studies 2013, Osaka, Japan.

Poon, A. (2011, May). Colonial Modernity and George Orwell's _Burmese Days_. Paper presented at George Orwell in Asia Conference, Tai Chung, Taiwan.

Poon, A. (2008, December). Literature in a Global City: Some Issues in Singapore Writing in E nglish and Literature Teaching in Schools. Paper presented at English in Southeast Asia Conference 2008: The 13th International Conference on English in Southeast Asia, Singapore.

Poon, A. (2007, September). Singapore Literature in English: 1990- the present. Paper presented at ISEAS Fo rum: Contesting Canons for the City-State: English Language Writing from Raffles to Our Time, Singapore.

Poon, Angelia (2006, September). Mining the Past: Responsibility, Historical Fiction and Suchen Christine Lim's _A Bit of Earth_. Paper presented at Irresponsibility: NTU School of Human ities Inaugural Literature Conference, Singapore.

Angelia Poon Mui Cheng (2005, July). Lost and Found: Cultural Difference and Individual Identity in the Cinematic Global City. Paper presented at AULLA and FIILM Joint Congress, Cairns, Australia.

Angelia Poon Mui Cheng (2005, May). Cur ricular Coherence in the Teaching of English Literature. Paper presented at Redesigning Pedagogy: Research, Policy, Practice, Singapore.

Angelia Poon Mui Cheng (2001, March). Constructing a Male Body Language: Gender and Imperial Relations in H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines and Alla n Quatermain.. Paper presented at Beyond No Man's Land: Exploring the Limits of Gendered Bodies and Boundaries: 2001 Harvard Interdisciplinary Graduate Gender Studies Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Angelia Poon Mui Cheng (2001, January). Traveling and Being English in the Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands. Paper presented at Midwest MLA, Cleveland, United States.

Creative Works (Central)
Poon, A. (2021). "Travelling in Place" in Making Kin: Ecofeminist Essays from Singapore [ Short Work ].Singapore

Vincent, E. & Poon, A. (2021). Making Kin: Ecofeminist Essays from Singapore. [ Large Work ].Singapore

Poon, A. (2009). Excerpt from 'Round Trip' reprinted in _Intercultural Language Activities_ by John Corbett, Cambridge University Press, 2010. [ Short Work ].Cambridge

Poon, A. (2006). "Round Trip" in Silverfish New Writing 6: A Collection of Short Fiction from Malaysia, Singapore and Beyond [ Short Work ].Kuala Lumpur

Keynote Speeches & Editorship of Special Issues (Central)

Editorships of Special Issue of Journal

Poon, A. (Ed.) (2012). Commentary, Special issue on the Arts: A Portrait of the Arts in Singapore, 24.

Keynote Addresses

Poon, A. (2021, July). The 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and the Humanities.. KEY NOTE ADDRESS, "Literature in the Digital Age.", Petra Christian University, Surabaya, Indonesia.

Poon, A. (2017, October). Writing Malaysia and Singapore: Shared Pasts, Global Futures. Symposium at the Open University, London.. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Rewriting the Past: Queering Time an d Space in Contemporary Singapore Literature, London, United Kingdom.

Other Research Outputs/Projects (Central)


Poon, A. (2015). [Review of Yap, A. The Collected Poems of Arthur Yap, Noon at Five O'Clock: The Collected Short Stories of Arthur Yap; Common Lines and City Spaces: A Critical Anthology on Arthur Yap]. Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings, 132- 140.

Poo n, A. (2014). [Review of Han, S.Y And the Rain My Drink]. Asiatic, 359-362.

Poon, A. (2009). [Review of Lim, S.C. _Rice Bowl_ and _A Bit of Earth_]. Asiatic, 115-117.

Technical Reports or Monographs

Poon, A. (2022, November). Literature Review on Singapore Literat ure in English., 82.

Poon, A. (2006, January). Curricular Coherence in the Teaching of Literature at the Upper Secondary Levels, 26.

Workshops and Seminars

Ang, A.; Vincent, E.; Loh, C. E.; Poon, A. (2023, May). Poetry Moves Workshop.

Poon, A. (2022, April). Talk at Ed U Hong Kong- "Form and Cosmopolitan Diversity in the Contemporary Singapore Novel: Claire Tham's The Inlet and Akshita Nanda's Nimita's Place.".

Poon, A. (2021, October). Yale-NUS talk- "Facing the World in Contemporary Singapore Fiction: the Chinese Family and the Cosmopoli tan Imagination in Crazy Rich Asians and Soy Sauce for Beginners.".

Poon, A. (2015, February). Introduction to Literature.

Poon, A. (2013, March). STU "O" level Literature Seminar.

Poon, A. (2012, November). Singapore Literature for Reluctant Readers.

Poon, A. (2012, February). 'A' level Literature Colloquium.

Poon, A. (2011, August). 'A' level Literature Syllabus Seminar.

Poon, A. (2011, April). Reading Poetry.

Poon, A. (2010, February). "Teaching the Comparative Approach to H2 Literature".

Poon, A. (2009, April ). 'Tackling the Unseen Poem and Prose Extract in the 'O' level Literature Paper', CHIJ St Nicholas Literature Seminar for Secondary Schools.

Poon, A. (2008, November). Making Space for the Cosmopolitan Subject, Teaching Literature in Singapore.


Poon, Angelia ( 2019). "Teaching _The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye_" in s/pores: new directions in Singapore Studies. . Singapore: S.

Poon, A. (2011). "Lee Tzu Pheng" in Southeast Asian Person alities of Chinese Descent: A Biographical Dictionary. Ed. Leo Suriyadinata . Singapore: Chinese Heritage Centre.