Members of our department engage actively in research and publish widely in leading international peer-reviewed journals. The following is a selection of recent staff publications:
Here are selected book publications by members of our department:
Gabriel, Sharmani Patricia and Fernando Rosa (eds), Cosmopolitan Asia: Littoral Epistemologies of the Global South, Routledge: London & New York, 2016.
Pagan, Nicholas, Theory of Mind and Science Fiction. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Kenedy, Robert, Margaret Greenfields, Jonathan Rollins, and Sharmani Patricia Gabriel (eds), Diasporic Identities and Spaces Between, Inter- Disciplinary Press: Oxford, United Kingdom, 2012.
Leon, Carol E., Movement and Belonging: Lines, Places, and Spaces of Travel. Peter Lang, 2009.
Yeow, Agnes S. K., Conrad's Eastern Vision: A Vain and Floating Appearance. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Yeow, Agnes, et al. eds. Critical Voices from Malaysia: Perspectives on English Literature. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 2006.
Su, Soon Peng, Lexical Ambiguity in Poetry. London: Longman, 1994.
Chapters in Books
Gabriel, Sharmani Patricia & Fernando Rosa, "Asian Cosmopolitanisms: Towards Littoral Conjunctions", in Cosmopolitan Asia: Littoral Epistemologies of the Global South (Eds. Gabriel, S.P. and Rosa, F), Routledge: London & New York, 2016, pp. 1-19
Philip, Susan. “Cultural cosmopolitanism in the Malaysian theatre”. In Gabriel, S. P and Rosa, F (eds). Cosmopolitan Asia: Littoral Epistemologies of the Global South. 156-169. Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2016.
Gabriel, Sharmani Patricia. "'After the Break': Re- Conceptualizing Ethnicity, National Identity and 'Malaysian-Chinese' Identities". In Belonging to the Nation: Generational Change, Identity and the Chinese Diaspora (eds. Edmund Terence Gomez and Gregor Benton) Routledge: London & New York, 2015, p. 54-67.
Nadaswaran, Shalini. "Drug Mules" Not "Queen Pins". Ed. Collins, Walter. Writing Contemporary Nigeria: How Sefi Atta Illuminates African Culture and Tradition. London: Cambria Press, 2015, p. 154-167.
Philip, Susan. “The Politics of Language Choice in the English-Language Theater of Malaysia”. Simona Bertacco (ed). Language and Translation in Postcolonial Literatures: Multilingual Contexts, Translational Texts, New York and London: Routledge, 2014, pp. 126-141.
Philip, Susan. “Challenging Racial Categorisation through Theatre: English Language Theatre in Malaysia”. In Blandford, Steve (ed). Theatre and Performance in Small Nations, Bristol, UK: Intellect; Chicago: Chicago UP, 2013, pp. 167-183.
Philip, S. “Confronting issues of belonging and non-belonging in the works of four female Malaysian theatre practitioners”. In Koh, A. and Balasingamchow, Y (eds). Women and the Politics of Representation in Southeast Asia: Engendering Discourse in Singapore and Malaysia. Routledge, 2015.
Articles in Academic Journals
Gabriel, Sharmani Patricia. "'Local and 'National' Transformations: Cultural Globalization, Heterogeneity and Malaysian Literature in English", THE JOURNAL OF COMMONWEALTH LITERATURE, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2016, pp. 145-164. DOI: 10.1177/0021989414566517. (ISI-Cited Publication)
Gabriel, Sharmani Patricia. Review of Abu Talib Ahmad, "Museums, History and Culture in Malaysia". Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2014, viii + 328 pp. ASIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE, Volume 44, No. 1-2, 2016, pp.286-88. 2016. (ISI-Cited Publication)
Gabriel, Sharmani Patricia. "Malaysia: A Perverse Palimpsest [of National Identity]", WORLD POLICY JOURNAL, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2016. (forthcoming) (ISI-Cited Publication)
Gabriel, Sharmani Patricia. "The Meaning of Race in Malaysia: Colonial, Post-colonial and Possible New Conjunctures", ETHNICITIES, Vol. 15, No. 6 (2015), pp. 782-809. (ISI-Cited Publication)
Gabriel, Sharmani Patricia. "After the Break": Re- Conceptualizing Ethnicity, National Identity and "Malaysian-Chinese" Identities, ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2014.859286, Vol. 37, No. 7, 2014, pp.1211-1224. (ISI-Cited Publication)
Gabriel, Sharmani Patricia. Review of The Gaze of the West and Framings of the East by Shanta Nair-Venugopal (ed.), ASIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE, Vol 41, Issue 5, 2013, pp. 534-35. (ISI-Cited Publication)
Gabriel, Sharmani Patricia and Fernando Rosa, "Introduction to Lived Cosmopolitanisms in Littoral Asia", in CULTURAL DYNAMICS: Insurgent Scholarship on Culture, Politics and Power, Vol. 24, No. 2-3, November 2012, pp. 115-126 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)
Kok, Su Mei. 'Macbeth': Damansara Performing Arts Centre. Shakespeare Bulletin, 33.4 (2015): 683-86. (ISI-Cited Publication)
Kok, Su Mei. "Middleton's 'No Wit, No Help Like a Woman's' at Whitehall." Notes and Queries 61.2 (2014): 274- 75. (ISI-Cited Publication)
Kok, Su Mei. "'How many arts from such a labour flow': Thomas Middleton and London's New River." Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 43.1 (2013): 173-90. (ISI-Cited Publication)
Kok, Su Mei. "Shakespeare Demystified: The Merchant of Venice (review)" Theatre Journal 65.1 (2013):123-25. (ISI-Cited Publication)
Leon, Carol E., Review of "A House called Askival: A Novel" and "Home to Lanka: A Novella in Five Movements", Wasafiri, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2015. (ISI-Cited Publication)
Leon, Carol. “A Small Place: Re-looking Universals and Distinctions”. Pertanika, Vol. 22, pp. 121-29, 2014. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
Nadaswaran, Shalini. Review of “Pede Hollist's So The Path Does not Die”. Wasafiri, Vol. 30, No. 4: 80-81, 2015. (ISI-Cited Publication)
Nadaswaran, Shalini. “Motif/ves of Justice in Writings by Third-Generation Women” Matatu, 45, 2014, p. 381-397 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication).
Pagan, Nicholas, Book Review: “Thomas Pavel’s The Lives of the Novel: A History.” Philological Quarterly 94.4 (2016), (forthcoming). (ISI Cited Publication)
Pagan Nicholas, “Gene-Protective Narratives: The Arabian Nights Reconsidered.” Asiatic, (forthcoming).
Pagan, Nicholas, “The Flow of Garbage: From Laurence to Phong.” SARE: Southeast Asian Review of English 52. 2016 (forthcoming).
Pagan, Nicholas, “A Literary Gene?” Revista Atenae: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (forthcoming).
Pagan, Nicholas, “Thing Theory and the Appeal of Literature.” Dacoromania Litteraria 2 (2015): 28-42. Available online at http://www.dacoromanialitteraria.inst-puscariu.ro/en/nr2.php (SCOPUS Cited Publication)
Pagan, Nicholas, “Dada and performance: A symbolic interactionist perspective.” Studies in Theatre and Performance 35:1 (2015): 22-35. (ISI Cited Publication)
Pagan, Nicholas, “The Evolution of Literary Theory and the Literary Mind.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory. 15:2 (2013): 15-79.
Philip, Susan. “Building a Malaysian Community Online: An Analysis of That Effing Show and Online Responses to It”. Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature 9(2): 41-59, 2015. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
Philip, Susan. Review of Keith Tan, Mission Pioneers of Malaya: Origins, Architecture and Legacy of Our Pioneering Schools. Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature 9(2), 2015: 250- 251 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
Philip, Susan. Review of The Best of Robert Yeo. Asiatic 7.2, 2013: 173-175.
Philip, Susan. Review of 'Inspector Mislan and the UTube Serial Rapist'. Asiatic 7.1, June 2013; 196-198.
Yeow, Agnes S. K. “Place, Race and Environment in the Poetry of Muhammad Haji Salleh”. Textual Practice (2014): 1-27. (ISI-Cited Publication)