Eunice Lim is a 3rd year PhD Student in Comparative Literature and Asian Studies. Prior to her time at Penn State, Eunice received an undergraduate double degree in English Literature and Communication Studies, as well as a Master’s degree in English Literature. Her research interests are in translingual literacies, language policy and education, decoloniality, and sound studies. Specifically, her work focuses on the literature and media of Contemporary East and Southeast Asia, as well as the Asian diaspora. She is currently developing a translingual approach to Singapore literature and media, attending to the specificities of their urban and sonic architectures. 


M.A. in Arts (English Literature), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2017.

B.A. in English and Communication Studies (Double Major), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2015.


  • 2021: “‘Twice-Nationalized’: The Expatriation and Repatriation of Ming Cher’s Spider Boys.” Forthcoming in “Southeast Asia and the Antipodes”, a Special Issue for Antipodes, vol. 33, no. 2.

  • 2019: “Her Hunger Knows No Bounds” by Eunice Lim Ying Ci and Liew Kai Khiun. Published in: Routledge Handbook on Food in Asia, ed. Cecilia Leong-Salobir.

Blog Posts

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    • 2021, Mar 25-28. Drinking Ash Water and Eating Expired Things: Singapore’s Transgressive Literary Foodways. Paper to be presented at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.

    • 2021, Jan 7-10. “spik proply” or else: Poetic Transliteracies as Roadmaps to the Nation. Paper to be presented at the Modern Language Association Persistence Conference 2021 in the Guaranteed panel on “Comparative Literature: Reconciling Indigenous, Migrant and National Languages”, Toronto, Canada.

    • 2021, Jan 7-10. Resisting Postcolonial Triumphalism in the Literary Shopping Malls of Singapore. Paper to be presented at the Modern Language Association Persistence Conference 2021 in the panel on “Postcolonial Optimism: Positive Affects and Alternative Futures”, Toronto, Canada. Panel selected for inclusion in the presidential theme of Persistence.

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