Dr Yugin Teo
- yteo at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Lecturer (Academic) in English & Communication
- Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community
- International Health Humanities Network
- Narrative Research Group
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I am an early-career researcher and I joined Bournemouth University in Autumn 2016 as a full-time Lecturer in English and Communication. I was previously a part-time lecturer in film and screen studies at the University of Brighton and an associate tutor in English and film at the University of Sussex. I have also been an invited lecturer in contemporary literature at the Scottish Universities' International Summer School based at the University of Edinburgh. I am a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Having completed my BA in English and Linguistics at the University of York, I stayed on at York to complete my MA in Modern Literature and Culture (1850 to the Present). The MA was interdisciplinary in nature, bringing in elements of literature, film studies, history and art history. My MA dissertation was concerned with the evocations of twentieth-century America in historical fiction, examining both John Dos Passos' Manhattan Transfer and Don DeLillo's Underworld. After my MA, I moved down to Brighton to begin my doctoral research at the University of Sussex... I completed my doctorate in 2009, and my thesis, 'Kazuo Ishiguro and the Work of Memory', examined the representation of memory within the context of Kazuo Ishiguro's fiction, utilising memory studies, philosophy, twentieth and twenty-first century literature, and film studies in my research. The framework for research in my thesis made reference to Paul Ricoeur's work on memory and forgetting and Freud's work on mourning and memory, as well as films by Ozu, Bergman and Resnais.
My monograph Kazuo Ishiguro and Memory was published by Palgrave Macmillan in October 2014. My peer-reviewed journal articles include work on contemporary literature, memory studies, film adaptation, medical humanities, science fiction, and world cinema published in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction (Routledge), Medical Humanities (BMJ), and Science Fiction Film and Television (Liverpool University Press).more
Selected Conference Papers
Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities Conference 4 Jul 2016 University of Glasgow ‘Synthetic carers, memory and storytelling in Never Let Me Go’.
Disguise: 3rd Marginalised Mainstream Conference 28-29 Nov 2014 Institute of English Studies, University of London ‘Science Fiction Worlds within Forbidden Landscapes: Exploring Themes of Resistance, Memory and Storytelling through Genre’.
Guest Lectures and Seminars
“On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your pain?”: Robots in Care Work in Robot & Frank, Big Hero 6 and Humans.
18 Jan 2017 (Memory panel), Narrative Research Group Seminar Series, Bournemouth University
Collective Memory in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.
16 Aug 2016, Scottish Universities' International Summer School, University of Edinburgh
Kazuo Ishiguro and Memory: Recognition, Testimony and Nostalgia (launching my monograph on Ishiguro):
3 Dec 2014 at the Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex; 9 Dec 2014 at the Centre for Contemporary Literature, Birkbeck, University of London; 14 Jan 2014 at the English Research Seminar, Plymouth University; 21 Jan 2014 at the School of English and Journalism Research Seminar, University of Lincoln.
- Teo, Y., 2016. ‘An Interview with Alvin Pang: Finding the Liminal Spaces in Singaporean Writing’. Wasafiri: International Contemporary Writing, 31 (3), 59-65.
- Orr, D.M.R. and Teo, Y., 2015. ‘Carers’ Responses to Shifting Identity in Dementia in Iris and Away From Her: Cultivating Stability or Embracing Change?’. Medical Humanities, 41 (2), 81-85.
- Teo, Y., 2014. ‘Testimony and the Affirmation of Memory in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go’. Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 55 (2), 127-137.
- Teo, Y., 2013. ‘Love, Longing and Danger: Memory and Forgetting in 21st Century Science Fiction Film’. Science Fiction Film and Television, 6 (3), 349-368.
- Teo, Y., 2014. Kazuo Ishiguro and Memory.. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Profile of Teaching PG
- Culture and Controversy
Profile of Teaching UG
- Modernism and Postmodernism
- Language Matters
- Narrative Structures
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Reading of my short fiction at the Languages of Colour anthology launch event organised by the Frogmore Press in Lewes, East Sussex. 11 June 2012.
- Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2013-),
- International Health Humanities Network, Member, http://www.healthhumanities.org/