Kit Ying Lye

Dr Lye Kit Ying

Senior Lecturer

Core Learning

Tel: +65 ​6248 0309​

Email: 4oCLa3lseWVAc3Vzcy5lZHUuc2figIs=

Educational Qualifications

  • 2010 - 2016

    Doctor of Philosophy, English, Nanyang Technological University

  • 2010

    Specialist Diploma in Teaching & Learning for Allied Educators, National Institute of Education

  • 2005 - 2009

    Bachelor of Arts in English. Second Class Honours (Upper Division), Nanyang Technological University

Academic and Professional Experience

  • 2015 - 2016

    Part-time Lecturer, Division of English, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University

  • 2012 - 2015

    Teaching Assistant, Division of English, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University

  • 2009 - 2011

    Allied Educator (Teaching & Learning), Ministry of Education

Book Chapters/Journals:

"Where Do the Disappeared Go? Writing the Genocide in East Timor" in The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature. (forthcoming)

"Can One Speak of the 30 September Movement? The Power of Silence in Indonesian Literature" in Asia and the Historical Imagination. Palgrave MacMillian, 2018.

"Merlinda Bobis' Fish-Hair Woman: A Magical Rendering of History" Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints. vol. 65 no. 2 (2017): 201–25.


"Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction." Rev. of Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction. James R. Rush. Oxford University Press, 2018. In Singapore Review of Books

"Destination Cambodia." Rev. of Destination Cambodia: Adventures in the Kingdom. Walter Mason. St Leonards: Allen & Unwin, 2013. In Singapore Review of Books

Conference Presentations:

"I Gave Birth to Four Children, and I died." The Women in Eka Kurnianwan's Indonesia" 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars. Leiden 16 - 19 July 2019.

"Why We Still Speak Our Dialects: A Study of Polyculturalism in Singapore." Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, IFOA 2018. Losing our Words: Transformations in Language and Culture, 27-28 October 2018.

"Of Beauty, Tigers, and Sleeping Birds: Eka Kurniawan's Outrageous Realism." National Taipei University of Technology, Literary Fantasy and Its Discontents, 22-24 November 2018.

"Mother's Beloved and a Secret War." Chiang Mai, Thailand, 10th International Convention of Asia Scholars, 20-23 July 2017.

"A Daughter's Duty." Nanyang Technological University, Movement(s) and Mobility Symposium, 2-3 June 2017.

"The Dilemma of the Peranakan Woman." Confucius Institute, Nanyang Technological University, Peranakan Community in Malacca and Singapore, 14 January 2017.

"Writing the Artistic Testimony: Magical Realism or Pralamlok in Cambodian Literature." Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, IFOA 2016: Truth, Lies and Manufacturing Memories, 28-29 October 2016.

"Can One Speak of the September 30th Movement? A Study of Contemporary Indonesian Political Fiction." anyang Technological University, Asia and the Historical Imagination, 30 July-1 August 2015.

"Where Do the Disappeared Go? The Power of Silence in Seno Gumira Ajidarma's "The Incident."" 35th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Popular Culture: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, 19-22 February 2014.

"Artistic Shock Chronotopes in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children." Nanyang Technological University, Transcultural Imaginaries. Making New, Making Strange, 14-17 June 2013.

  • Magical Realism
  • Cold War in Southeast Asia
  • Postmodern Historical Fiction
  • Environmental Sustainability in Southeast Asian Literature
  • 2018. Singapore Chinese Funerary Practices. National Heritage Board-Heritage Research Grant. (Principal Investigator).
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