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.

Twentieth-Century Women’s Writing
Queer Studies
Spatial Theory

“Unspoken Affection: Articulating Friendship in Gladys Ng’s The Pursuit of A Happy Human Life.” Southeast Asian Review of English, Dec 2020.

“Bent on the Dark: Towards a Negative Perception in Djuna Barnes’ Nightwood.” In Risk Anything!, Australian Feminist Studies, Oct 2019.

“Patriarchal Hauntings and Feminist Exorcisms in Elizabeth Bowen’s Short Stories.” Elizabeth Bowen Review, Sep 2019.

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

“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
Girlfriends: Narratives of Friendship
Modernist Women’s Writing: 1910-1939