Announcement: Benedict Rowlett Awarded ECS Research Grant

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Benedict Rowlett has been awarded an Early Career Scheme research grant (HKD 273,178) from Hong Kong’s University Grant Council for his important and much-needed research project entitled “A Linguistic Landscape Study of the Gay Games in Hong Kong”. Huge congratulations! Dr. Rowlett shares here on Agora about…

Announcement: English Major Student Excels in Public Speaking Competition

Please click here for original publication. Michael Chong Yat-tsun, a second-year student of the Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature programme, won the championship title in the university category of the “21st Century Cup” National English Speaking Competition (Hong Kong Region) organised by China Daily in May.  Under the topic “Protecting the blue…

Announcement: “In the Midst of Fire”

Concept: Paulina Yi-Yan Lee (ENG Alumna, 2015)Performance: Jack Strömberg and Paulina Yi-Yan LeeFilming: Jack Strömberg, Misael Tonars and Paulina Yi-Yan LeeVideo Editing: Gavin Long-Chung Law and Stephanie Hoi-Ling KeungMusic: Jack Strömberg English Descriptionby Gavin Long-Chung Law “In the Midst of Fire” is an introspective exploration on how nature’s dichotomies – fire and snow – can…

Announcement: New Lecture Series “Recomposing the Self”

A new exciting Speakers’ Series organised by the “Creativity, Self and Society” research group of the Faculty of Arts (香港浸會大學文學院 “創意,個人和社會” 研究組舉辦 Zoom 傑出講者系列) will consist of four Zoom talks, open to all, starting in March through June, featuring the following outstanding speakers: New style pop star Serrini, Thursday 18 March 2021 (4-5:15pm), “Compose a Self…

Announcement: Invitation to Participate in the 21st Century Cup National English Speaking Competition (University Category) 2021

ENG/ENGED students studying at the Department of English are invited to participate in the 21st Century Cup National English Speaking Competition (University Category). The details can be found HERE. For enquiries and expression of interest, please contact Dr. Sarah Lee (sarahlee@hkbu.edu.hk) as soon as possible, and no later than Friday 26 February 2021. (Monday 8 February…

Announcement: Tammy Lai-Ming Ho and Jason S Polley are Poetry Mentors for After_

Associate Professors Dr Tammy Lai-Ming Ho and Dr Jason S Polley are amongst two of the mentors for the After_ programme, which is organised by Zolima Citymag and financially support from Design Trust. The programme asked selected young Hongkongers to ‘reflect on the pandemic’s impact in prose, poetry, video and photography’: It was an opportunity to…

Announcement: Whip-Smart and Specialized: Hong Kong PhD Fellowship @ HKBU ENG

In a bid to recruit doctoral applicants from around the globe, this four-part series showcases Literature and Language colleagues from Hong Kong Baptist University’s Department of English. Each salon pairs two professors, who, once they’ve individually highlighted their established and ongoing research ideas/projects, open the floor to general and specific questions about the Hong Kong…

Announcement: Professor Sirkant Sarangi @ HKBU

The Department welcomed Professor Sirkant Sarangi (Aalborg University) to Hong Kong Baptist University for Department of English’s Research Postgraduate Seminar Series on “Exploring Professional/Health Communication through Discourse Analysis: Research Topics and Methods” (9-11 January 2020). Sponsored by the University Grants Committee, the HKBU Department of English Language and Literature, and the Master of Arts in…

Announcement: Tammy Ho Lai-Ming Appointed Advisor to 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 to 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 Lai-Ming Ho (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…