Yugin Teo

Dr Yugin Teo

  • Principal Academic in Communications and English
  • Weymouth House W322, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I joined Bournemouth University in Autumn 2016 as a full-time Lecturer in Communications and English. I was previously a part-time lecturer in film and screen studies at the University of Brighton, an associate tutor in English and film at the University of Sussex, and an invited lecturer at the Scottish Universities' International Summer School based at the University of Edinburgh. I am a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS) and Memory Studies Association (MSA).

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. 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...



Selected Conference Papers

Artificial Lives: Imagining Life Conference 1 Dec 2017 University of Sussex “Hello. I am Baymax, your personal healthcare companion”: Challenging perceptions of robots in care work in Robot & Frank, Big Hero 6 and Humans.

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

Memory themed panel 18 Jan 2017, 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.


Journal Articles



Profile of Teaching PG

  • Culture and Controversy
  • Dissertations and Major Projects Supervision for MA Literary Media
  • Narrating Identities

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Narrative Structures
  • Adaptation
  • Language Matters
  • Modernism and Postmodernism
  • Dissertation Supervision for both BACOM and BAE Level 6 students
  • Alternate Worlds
  • Space, Place and the Environment

External Responsibilities

  • University of Birmingham, External Examiner UG and PG Taught Programmes (2022-)
  • University of Wolverhampton, PhD External Examiner (2022-2023)
  • Nottingham Trent University, PhD External Examiner (2021)
  • University of Birmingham, PhD External Examiner (2017-2018)

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Textual Practice, Anonymous peer review, 13 Aug 2018
  • Concentric, Anonymous peer review, 06 Jun 2016
  • English, Anonymous peer review, 04 Jun 2015
  • Medical Humanities, Anonymous peer review, 15 Apr 2015

Conference Presentations

  • Seventh Annual Conference of the Memory Studies Association: Communities and Change, ‘Beneath Our Soil Lie the Remains of Old Slaughter’: Meditations on Collective Amnesia and Culpability in Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant, 03 Jul 2023, Newcastle University
  • Artificial Lives: Imagining Life, “Hello. I am Baymax, your personal healthcare companion”: Challenging perceptions of robots in care work in Robot & Frank, Big Hero 6 and Humans, 01 Dec 2017, University of Sussex


  • DPhil in English Literature (University of Sussex, 2009)
  • MA in Modern Literature and Culture (1850-Present) (University of York, 2002)
  • BA (Hons) in English and Linguistics (University of York, 2000)


  • Memory Studies Association (MSA), Member (2023-),
  • The British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS), Member (2017-), https://www.bacls.org/
  • International Health Humanities Network, Member (2014-), http://www.healthhumanities.org/
  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2013-),