In May this year, Jessica Yeung submitted an application to the British Comparative Literature Association Postgraduate Bursary scheme for attending the conference “World Literature and Global Core Texts”, to be held on 26-27 June 2017 in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). She applied for this scheme because she was encouraged by another bursary (SGD 500) offered by Dr J. Casey Hammond (SUTD) and the organising committee of the conference to present her paper “Inter-Asian Comparison and the Future of World Literature” in February 2017.
The Postgraduate Bursary scheme of the British Comparative Literature Association is designed to support attendance at conferences or research trips by BCLA members registered for a postgraduate degree (MA, MRes, MPhil, or PhD). Each award is for up to a maximum of £250 per student. The judges of the 2017 Summer scheme were Dr Emily Finer (St Andrews) and Professor Naomi Segal (Birbeck). Jessica shares the award (GBP 200) with another student from Northumbria University (GBP 200).
Jessica Yeung is currently a PhD student at the Centre of Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies at SOAS, University of London. Her most recent publication is “Remaking Obscure Lives as Prosopography in Blogazine” in a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 32:2 (2017). She was an MPhil graduate of the HKBU English Department in 2015.