Announcement: Tammy Ho Lai-Ming Appointed Advisor of The Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing

Dr Tammy Ho Lai-Ming (何麗明), an Associate Professor at the Department of English, has been appointed an advisor of The Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing (利茲大學當代華語文學研究中心). The Centre is based at the University of Leeds and it is run by a managerial committee, assisted by an international Advisory Board. It organises talks, readings, workshops, symposia and…

Announcement: Members of the ENG Department Join the Cha Writing Workshop Series

Three teaching staff from the Department of English, Tammy Ho Lai-Ming (Assistant Professor), Jason S Polley (Associate Professor) and Lian-Hee Wee (Professor) have joined the Cha Writing Workshop Series as mentors to run workshops for local schoolchildren and economically disadvantaged groups in the city. The series is supported by the English Departments at The Chinese University of…

Announcement: Outstanding ENG and ENGED students 2017-2018

Congratulations to these outstanding ENG and ENGED students! Pictured here with Professor Lian-Hee Wee (ENG), Dr Tammy Ho Lai-Ming (ENG) and Professor Johnny Poon (Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts). The Outstanding Students Presentation was held on Friday 29 September 2017 to recognise Arts Faculty’s high-achieving students with awards in outstanding academic performance, outstanding achievement, outstanding…

“Gender Studies Concentration” @ HKBU

  Gender Studies Concentration (GSC) at Hong Kong Baptist University is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. It consists of 21 units co-offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences. GSC aims at delivering a unique opportunity for students to add breadth to their major studies, through being exposed…

Announcement: Zabrina Lo Awarded Scholarship to Study at University College London

Zabrina Lo (Class of 2017) has been selected as one of the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme 2017-18 Scholars. The scholarship, worth £20,540, covers her full tuition fees for the postgraduate programme entitled “MA English: Issues in Modern Culture” at University College London. The Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme (HKSES) was set up on 25…

Announcement: Poetry and Fiction Writing Opportunities for ENG Students

Hong Kong Baptist University’s English Poetry Contest (Unpublished Work) 2017, co-organised by the Department of English, the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, and the International Writers Workshop (IWW), is now accepting entries. All students who submit poems will have the opportunity to join a workshop with two IWW visiting writers. Please read the guidelines…

Announcement: Lian-Hee Wee of the ENG Department is a featured speaker at PEN Hong Kong’s human rights reading

On September 6th (Wednesday), PEN Hong Kong will be hosting an informal bilingual reading (Cantonese and English) as part of the International Literature Festival Berlin (ILB). The speakers will be introducing and reading something of their own choosing on the subject of human rights. This event especially welcomes writers interested in joining PEN Hong Kong to attend. Lian-Hee Wee, Professor at…

Announcement: The Seventeenth Workshop on Cantonese

日期: 2017 年 4 月 22 日 (星期六) 地點: 香港浸會大學, 思齊樓, 719 主題: 粵難粵學 Date: April 22, 2017 (Saturday) Venue: David C. Lam Building (DLB) 719, Hong Kong Baptist University Theme: The Teaching and Learning of Cantonese as an Additional Language “The Seventeenth Workshop on Cantonese” will take place on April 22, 2017 (Saturday) at…

Announcement: Jeff Chow won Most Creative Award

Jeff Chow, a final-year student in the Department of English, won the Most Creative Award in Hong Kong’s Top Story 2016 competition, co-organised by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), EJ Insight and the Hong Kong Economic Journal Education. All winners received books from Pan Macmillan and dining vouchers from Lan Kwai Fong Group. The theme of the competition…

Announcement: Robert Fuchs awarded the Richard M. Hogg Prize

Robert Fuchs, new Research Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, will be awarded the prestigious Richard M. Hogg Prize of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE) for his paper entitled “Near-Mergers in Postcolonial Varieties of English – The /v/-/w/ Contrast in Educated Indian English”. Robert will receive the prize at the annual…

Announcement: Stuart Christie appointed Editor-in-Chief of Literature Compass

Stuart Christie, Head and Professor of the Department of English Language and Literature, was recently appointed by international publisher John Wiley & Sons as Editor-in-Chief for its international academic journal Literature Compass. Stuart is pleased with the appointment, he said: “I’m very grateful for the opportunity a reputable publisher like Wiley has given me to help…

Announcement: Tammy Ho received Young Artist Award in Literary Arts

Tammy Ho Lai-Ming won the Award for Young Artist in Literary Arts 2015, presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. The ceremony took place on Thursday 21 April 2016 and was broadcast on TVB Jade on Saturday 7 May 2016 (see video below). In response to receiving the award, Tammy expressed her gratitude to…

Announcement: Abel Han Song won the TSMC Literary Award

Abel Han Song (English Language and Literature, Year 4) won the TSMC Literature Award 2015. As a biennial award for Sinophone novella writing, this award attracts new comers in Sinophone literature from around the world. According to the January 2016 issue of Ink Literary Monthly 《印刻文學生活誌》, the awarded novella, The Statues, “keeps a cold eye…

Alumni News: Viggo Cheng

Viggo Cheng (鄭浩輝), BA, English (Class of 2012)/MA, Language Studies (Class of 2014) has been awarded a postgraduate student assistantship to pursue PhD studies in Sociolinguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Renewable for up to five years, the assistantship (covering tuition and health insurance) will allow Viggo to pursue research in his areas of…

“The Rainbow Award for Honours Project on Social Justice” by Lian-Hee Wee

Source: Umbrella Creation (via.) “I repeat , I’m only representing the donors who called themselves ‘the anonymous teachers from HK’. And no, the donors do not represent HKBU or the English department. The gesture signals disgust at corporations that forget their social responsibilities. The prize may be small but it is intended as a reminder that…

Announcement: Kenneth Kong’s Professional Discourse Published

Dr Kenneth Kong has recently published his monograph, Professional Discourse, with Cambridge University Press (2014). Using a wide range of professional genres (such as research papers, business reports, performance commentaries, guidebooks and legal documents) Professional Discourse focuses on the discourse of professional writing, employing analytic paradigms from systemic-functional linguistics, pragmatics, text analysis, sociology and anthropological…

Announcement: James Au Awarded the Monbukagakusho Scholarship

James AU Kin Pong (MALCS, Class of 2014) has been awarded the prestigious Monbukagakusho Scholarship (MEXT) by the Japanese government as administered by its Hong Kong consulate. A highly competitive award requiring three rounds of interviews, the MEXT scholarship funds an entire course of PhD study at an institution of higher learning in Japan, pending…

Announcement: Ruth Hung Appointed Advisory Editor of boundary 2

Dr Ruth YY Hung (洪如蕊) has been appointed advisory editor of the boundary2 editorial collective based at the University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, United States). A member of the collective since 2010, Dr Hung began her work with the journal as an assistant editor, bringing increased emphasis within her areas of expertise—including critical philology, global spectacle,…