Carissa Foo

Humanities (Writing and Literature)



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Dr Carissa Foo received her PhD in English Studies from Durham University. Her main areas of research include early 20th-century women’s writing, and its dialogues with phenomenology, literary geography, new modernist and queer studies. Before coming to Yale-NUS, she was a teaching assistant at Nanyang Technological University and tutor at Durham University, where she was an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

20th-century Women’s Writing
Queer Studies
Spatial Theory

“Bent on the Dark: Towards a Negative Perception in Djuna Barnes’ Nightwood.” Australian Feminist Studies. August 2019.

If It Were Up to Mrs Dada. Singapore: Epigram, 2018.

“Orange is as Red as Blue.” We R Family. Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2016.

“Finding A Place of One’s Own: Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway.” Feminist Studies in English Literature 21.3. Dec 2013.

Literature & Humanities II
The Love Letter in Literature
Queer Fictions
Bad Love in 20C Literature