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Dr Jenny Wing Haang Mak

About

I am a writer and Early Career researcher in English and Comparative Literary Studies. My PhD thesis, Kinaesthetic Bodies in Contemporary Literature, looked at how post-1950 literature from different cultural sites (including the Caribbean, South Korea, Nigeria, Japan, U.S., U.K., and India) represents embodied experiences of globalisation, particularly bodily-kinaesthetic intelligence as a form of resistance. My thesis was supervised by Dr Rashmi Varma and Prof Thomas Docherty.

I produce and perform short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, film shorts, blogs - some of which have been shortlisted or won awards. I currently co-lead the PG Creative Writing Group. I am also the creator and presenter of Flash Fix, an award-winning Warwick Radio show broadcasting short-form fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Visit Creative Work for more details. 

Research interests

Creative Writing & Critical Practice | Filmmaking | Bodily-Kinesthetic Movement & Performance Studies | Contemporary & World Literature | Embodied Experiences of Globalisation | Postcolonial Literature & Resistance | Literary Representation & Aesthetics

Teaching

2019-20:

Co-convenor, lecturer, seminar tutor, EN2C4/EN3C4 New Literatures in English

Seminar tutor, EN101 Epic into Novel

Seminar tutor, Academic Writing 

Workshop Leader, PG Creative Writing Group

Assistant Writer, Spark Young Writers with Writing West Midlands

Creator and Workshop Leader, Body and Technology public engagement workshops (under development)

2018-19:

Seminar tutor, Academic Writing (English and Economics UG)

Delivered one-off lectures and seminars for EN374 Global City Literature: Image, Theory, Text, EN251 New Literatures in English, and EN122 Modes of Reading.

Led a creative writing workshop for Australian students visiting Warwick, supported by Widening Participation. Led two creative writing workshops for the PG Creative Writing Group.

Co-led a pedagogical workshop Dynamic Student Engagement with Karen Borg Cardona, supported by the Academic Development Centre.

2014-15:

Seminar tutor, EN123 Modern World Literatures

2013-14:

Co-led one-off seminar for EN904 Problems and Modes in Postcolonial Literature

Conference Papers

The Kin-Erotic Tongue in Jamaica Kincaid's Lucy, Arts Faculty Postgraduate Seminar Series, University of Warwick (29 Oct 2014)

Shame, Body and Author-ity in Jamaica Kincaid's Lucy, Shame and the Act of Writing Symposium, University of Warwick (19 Sep 2014)

The Kin-Erotic Tongue in Jamaica Kincaid's Lucy, Global Studies Association Annual Conference 2014: 'Cultural Encounters and Global Connectivity', York St John University (26-28 Jun 2014)

The Transmogrifying Re-presentation of Postcolonial Resistance Identity in Shame, Texaco and 'Pterodactyl, Puran Sahay, and Pirtha', 9th Annual Postgraduate Symposium, Dept of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick (23-24 May 2013)

Activities

Events & Editorial Assistant, Feminist Dissent (2019-Present)
Student Blogger, PhD Life (2017-2019)
Mentor for MA students, Dept of English at Warwick (2014-15)
Chair of Organising Committee, 10th Anniversary Postgraduate Symposium, Dept of English at Warwick (2014). Co-organised with Katie Smith and Kathryn Wills.

Editorial & Production Director, Read Me Anthology (2013)

Awards

Bronze for Best Arts Show, RaWards Warwick (2020)
Finalist, Bristol Science Film Competition (2019)
Best Industry Transition weekly online article for PhDs for Settling In as an International PhD Student, Cheeky Scientist Association (2018)
Finalist, InkTears Short Story Competition (2013)
Project Bursaries from Warwick Opportunity Fund & Warwick IATL Fund, Read Me Anthology (2013)

Qualifications

PhD in English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick (2018)
Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy HEA (2016)
MA with Distinction in English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick (2013)
BA (Hons) in English, University of York (2009)
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    Wing dot Mak at warwick dot ac dot uk

    www.jennywhmak.com

    all discourse is 'placed', and the heart has its reasons

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    EN101 Epic into Novel

    Office hours for Term 3, Wk 1

    Thursday, 11-12 pm

    Friday, 10-11 am

    Please email me for an appointment on Microsoft Teams