Dr Felicia Chan

Senior Lecturer

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2007 - PhD, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, University of Nottingham
(In Search of a Comparative Poetics: Cultural Translatability in Transnational Chinese Cinemas)

1999 - Master of Arts, English, National University of Singapore

1995 - Bachelor of Arts (Hons), English Literature, National University of Singapore

1994 - Bachelor of Arts (with Merit), English Literature and European Studies (with a minor in Sociology), National University of Singapore


2017 -         Senior Lecturer in Screen Studies, Drama, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, The University of Manchester

2013 - 2017  Lecturer in Screen Studies, Drama, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, The University of Manchester

April – July 2013 Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

2008 - 2013 RCUK Fellow in Film, Media and Transnational Cultures, School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures, The University of Manchester

2005 - 2008 Research Associate (Comparative Film Studies), Centre for Media Research, School of Media, Film and Journalism, University of Ulster

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Public Engagement

My public engagement activities inform and are informed by my research in transnational cinemas. I am a founding member of the Chinese Film Forum UK, a research network based in Manchester, in collaboration with colleagues fromManchester Metropolitan University, the University of Salford, the Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester, the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art and Cornerhouse. The Forum aims to broaden the research into and widen the audience for Chinese cinemas in Manchester, the Northwest, and the UK as a whole. It has done so by organising a number of activities including film screenings, festivals, talks and symposia. Between 2012 and 2014, it was a recipient of an AHRC Research Network grant.

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