Educational history: B.A. (NUS), M.A. (NUS), Ph.D (NUS).
2014- Undergraduate Chair, Theatre Studies Programme
2010 –2013 Theatre Studies Co-ordinator
2003 – 2012 Student Exchange Co-ordinator, Theatre Studies Programme
2003 – 2012 Undergraduate Co-ordinator, Theatre Studies Programme
Some of the modules I am currently teaching or have taught include the following:
TS2243/GEK2026 Film Genres: Stars and Styles
TS2238/SSA2218: Singapore Film: Performance of Identity
TS3243: Stage and Screen
TS3245: Professional Theatre Internship
TS3238: Acting for the Screen
TS2236: Crossing Boundaries: Race, Language, Gender
TS2233: Praxis in Theatre and Performance Theory
TS3201/SS3201: Singapore English-Language Theatre
EN4245: Narrative, Narration Auteur
SSA1206: Representing Singapore
EN3263/SSA2201: Singapore Literature in Context
GEM3000M: Popularising the Classics
EN2205/EN3231: Film and Drama I
EN1101E: Foundations of Literary Studies
EN2213/GEK2020K: Introduction to Film Art
EN3233/AS3233: American Film: Art and Industry
TS5212: Asian International Cinema
TS5101:Text and Performance
I have also supervised the following undergraduate Independent Study Modules and Honours Theses:
University Scholars Programme Independent Study Module Supervision
2012/13 The Singapore Dream in Singapore Film
2009/10 The Flesh and the Fantasy: Hollywood Representations of Striptease Dancing
2007/8 Rent on Stage and Screen: A Case Study of Performance Across Genres
2006/7 Miyazaki’s Performance of Innocence
2005/6 Singapore Film and Identity
2005/6 Beyond the Looking Glass:The Heartland in 12 Storeys and Money No Enough
2004/5 Disney’s Heroes: A Postmodern Deconstruction of Hercules and Mulan
2003/4 Bollywood Theatre: Origins and Diaspora
Honours Thesis and Independent Study Module Supervision
2013/14 The Rise of Found Footage in Hollywood Horror: A Study on What is Actually Found
Imagining the Heartlander in Singapore Films
2011/12 Cinematic Sentimentality in Asian Extreme Cinema: A Case Study of Two Films
2010/11 From MTV to the Big Screen: The Bond Music Videos
2009/10 From Tights to Guns: The Performance of Authenticity in Shakespeare Films
Masala on a New Platter: 'Om Shanti Om's' Popularity in New Bollywood
Cultural adaptation in animation: the performance of cultural identity in Disney animation
Problematizing gendered sexuality: the performance and performativity of gender and sexuality in the L word
Re-performing the Messiah in contemporary film: the Everyman who saves the world
The New Musical and Postmodernism
Rousing the Rainbow Flag: Approaches to Queer Theatre in Singapore and Their Implications
Strictly Shakespeare?: Authorship in William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet and 10 Things I Hate About Youu
Graduate Independent Study Supervision
2012/13 Ontology and Representation in the films of Kon Satoshi
Roles and Representations of the Ghosts in The Eye and In Love with the Dead
2011/12 Missing Children and Cultural Anxiety in Contemporary South Korean Film
2011/12 Inclination for Mimetic Opera, or Non-mimetic Cinema: Over 100 Years of Obsession on Chinese Opera Film
2010/11 Style and Stardom: The Iconicity of Jay Chou
2010/11 Locating Transnational Cinema and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas: A Comparative and Complementary Study
2007/8 The Supernatural and Singapore Film: Problematizing the imagination of Singapore in Forever Fever, The Maid and 881.
2007/8 Transitional Cinema: Looking Beyond Existing Borders.
Graduate Thesis Supervision
Chew Yi Wei Sharleen, Chinese Diasporas and Cinema (Ph.D)
Edson Ng Li Chun, Rural Spaces in China's Alternative Cinema (Ph.D)
I am currently completing my book on Singapore cinema titled Celluloid Singapore: Cinema, Performance and the National for Edinburgh University Press.
Contemporary Hollywood and Asian cinema, issues in adaptation and popular culture, and Singapore film and television.
"Counter-performance: The Heartland and other Spaces in Eating Air and 15". Performing Space in Asian Films (Invited paper) (22Feb - 23Oct 2010, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Bukit Timah Campus, Singapore).
"(An)other Singapore: Singapore cinema and/as national cinema". Transnational Cinema in Globalising Societies (29 - 31 Aug 2008, Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, Mexico).
"Singapore Film: National cinema and the Other Singaporean". Asian Cinematic Practice (6 - 7 Mar 2006, Asia Research Institute, NUS, Singapore).
"Coming up for air: Film and the other Singaporean". National Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (2007) (National Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association, 23 - 26 Mar 2005, Marriot Hotel, San Diego, United States).
"Displacing Titanic". Nights to Remember: Memory, Modernity and the Myth of the Titanic (20 - 23 Jul 2000, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom).
“City is Text: Constructing the Urban in Sesame Street and Teletubbies”". Co-authored with Felicia Chan. City as Text: NA ( 8 - 10 Sep 1999, National University of Singapore, Singapore).
"Industry and Identity: Filming the British Action Hero". Co-authored with Valerie Wee. Constructing British Identities: Texts, Sub-texts and Contexts (11- 13Sep 1997, National University of Singapore, Singapore).
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
Edna Lim and Lilian Chee, “Asian cinema and the potential of cinematic space,” Asian cinema and the use of space, eds., Lilian Chee and Edna Lim (New York: Routledge, 2015).
Edna Lim "Counter-Performance: The heartland and other spaces in Eating Air and 15," Asian cinema and the use of space, eds., Lilian Chee and Edna Lim (New York: Routledge, 2015).
Edna Lim and Valerie Wee, “Industry and Identity: Filming the British Action Hero,” Postcolonial Cultures and Literatures: Modernity and the (Un)Commonwealth, eds. Andrew Benjamin, Tony Davies and Robbie Goh (New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc., 2002), 190-203.
ARTICLES IN JOURNALS
Edna Lim, “Displacing Titanic,” Journal of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, Fall 2003, Volume 5, Number 1, 45-69.
EDITORIAL WORK ON BOOKS
2009: "Historicizing Singapore Cinema", Inter-Asia Cultural Studies: Movement journal
Edna Lim, “A Conversation with Dr K I Sudderuddin,” The Arts, September/October 2002, Issue 10, 20.
Co-organiser and co-chair of Performing Space in Asian Film: Interdisciplnary Perspectives, 4-5 February 2010, Asia Research Institute, Singapore.
Other professsional appointments / membership:
Selection Panel Member, 2012 Cultural Medallion and Young Artist Award Assessment Panel for Film, 2012
Member, Film Consutative Panel, Media Authority of Singapore, 2009-2011
Mentor, Asian Film Archive’s Moving Minds Lab: Young Critics Programme, 2008
Member of Selection Panel for National Book Development Council of Singapore’s Screen-to-Script publications, 2007
Producer, TS2233 Play Productions:
2006/7 Are You Afraid of the Dark?, National University of Singapore.
2005/6 Texture, National University of Singapore.
2004/5 Partylines, Blackbox at Fort Canning, Singapore.
2003/4 Uncut/Angkat, The Attic, Singapore.
2002/3 Channel Zero, National University of Singapore.