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Papers Presented (Selected)

“Triangulating Britain, Japan, and Korea in Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention “World Literature and Victorian Studies: Translation, Mediation, and Multilingualism” Special Session. Philadelphia, USA (online). 4 – 7 Jan. 2024.

“Aestheticism and its Discontents: Okakura Kakuzo’s Theory of Japanese Aesthetics.” North American Victorian Studies Association Conference: “Revision, Return, Reform.” Indiana University, Bloomington, USA (online). 9 – 11 Nov. 2023.

“Neo-Victorian Fashion in Singapore: Race and Empire(s).” North American Victorian Studies Association Virtual Vancouver Conference: “Unsettling Victorians.”  Vancouver, Canada (online).  3 – 6 Mar. 2022.

“Neo-Victorian Fashion in Singapore: The Intertwined Legacies of English Literature and Race.”  Nineteenth-Century Research Cluster / School of English Seminar Series.  University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (online).  12 Nov. 2021.

“Emporium of Luxury, Empire of Cool: Neo-Victorian Manga and the ‘Cool Japan’ Project.”  Japanese Studies Seminar Series.  National University of Singapore, Singapore.  4 Oct. 2019.

“Who Owns the Victorians? Possession and the Question of Cultural Property.”  (Neo-) Victorian Orientations in the 21st Century.  University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain.  15 – 17 May 2019.

“At the Intersection of Empires: Singaporean Female Fans of the Neo-Victorian.”  North American Victorian Studies Association Conference.  St. Petersburg, Florida, United States of America.  11 – 14 Oct. 2018.

“Japanese Dandies in Victorian Britain: Rewriting Masculinity in Japanese Girls’ Comics.”  Modern Language Association Annual Convention “Literature, Aesthetics, and Cultural Exchange between East Asia and Southeast Asia and Britain and North America in the Long Nineteenth Century” Working Group.  New York City, United States of America.  4 – 7 Jan. 2018.

“Japanese Tourists in Victorian Britain: Japanese Participation in the Heritage Industry in Britain.”  British Association for Victorian Studies Annual Conference: "Consuming (the) Victorians."  Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom.  31 Aug. – 2 Sep. 2016.

“Emporium of Luxury: Imperialism, Commodities, and Cultural Capital in Lady Victorian.”  British Association for Japanese Studies Annual Conference.  School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, United Kingdom.  10 – 11 Sep. 2015.

Public talks

“Singapore and Japan in Comics: Charlie Chan and Rurouni Kenshin.”  Tokyo Humanities Café. Ryozan Park Lounge, Tokyo, Japan.  26 Oct. 2023.

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