Dr LAM Ka Yan, Annise (林家欣博士)

PhD (CityUHK)


Tel : (852) 3963 5782
Email : anniselam@hsu.edu.hk

Before working at HSU, Dr Annise Lam was an Assistant Professor in English Language and Literature at UIC in China. She had worked in various tertiary institutions in Japan and Hong Kong. Her doctoral research was a comparative study on the supernatural fiction written by late Victorian novelists, Florence Marryat and Vernon Lee, and modern Japanese women writers, Enchi Fumiko and Ōba Minako. Her previous research project explored the pedagogical potential of fairy-tale rewritings in cultivating students’ critical literacy through a reading and writing workshop. Currently, she is researching on the concepts of liminality and transgression in women’s reproductive experiences represented in contemporary fantasy and science fiction written by Aliya Whiteley, Angela Slatter, Margo Lanagan, and Carmen Maria Machado.


  • “Engaging with Critical Literacy Through Restorying: A University Reading and Writing Workshop on Fairy-Tale Reimaginations.” Language, Culture and Curriculum, Sep 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/07908318.2021.1979577
  • “‘I Had Painted Her Old and Vulgar’: Empathetic Aesthetic Contemplation and Female Agentive Haunting in Vernon Lee’s ‘Oke of Okehurst’.” Supernatural Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Art, Media, and Culture, vol. 7, no. 1, 2021, pp. 9-31. https://www.supernaturalstudies.com/previous-journal-issues/vol-7-issue-1/lam
  • “Celebrating Medusa’s Laugh: Phallocentrism, The Female Body, and Trance Mediumship in Florence Marryat’s Hannah Stubbs.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, vol. 16, no. 3, 2020. http://ncgsjournal.com/issue163/lam.html
  • “The Gendered Dynamics of Fiction Writing in the Narrative Strategies of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey.” Hwa Kang English Journal, vol. 23, Jul 2018, pp. 67-82. https://doi.org/10.3966/221880882018072301003
  • “More Than a Historical Novel: Women, History, and Metafiction in Enchi Fumiko’s Namamiko Monogatari.” IAFOR Journal of Literature and Librarianship, vol. 6, no. 1, Nov 2017, pp. 27-39. https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.6.1.02
  • “Thematizing Storytelling: The Metanarrative Elements in Enchi Fumiko’s A Tale of False Fortunes.” Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese, vol. 51, no. 1, Apr 2017, pp. 115-143.
  • “The Hatsune Miku Phenomenon: More Than a Virtual J-Pop Diva.” The Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 49, no. 5, Oct 2016, pp. 1107-1124. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpcu.12455

Book Chapter

Conference Presentations

  • Engaging with Critical Literacy through Restorying: A University Reading and Writing Workshop on Fairytale Reimagination (Presenter) The 2021 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, 2-5/6/2021
  • Restoring Gender and Identity in the Borderland: Remembering and Dreaming Jane Eyre in Wide Sargasso Sea (Presenter) Symposium on Borders Inside and Out: Representing the Border Across Cultures, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 21-22/9/2018
  • The Rendering of Memories in Enchi Fumiko’s Namamiko Monogatari (Presenter) The Twenty-Second Asian Studies Conference Japan, International Christian University, Japan, 30/6-1/7/2018
  • The Metaphorical Manifestation of Cosmopolitan in Margaret Oliphant’s A Beleaguered City (Presenter)  The 6th International Conference for British and American Literature, Shanghai International Studies University, China, 20-22/4/2017
  • History in Fiction or Fiction in History: Enchi Fumiko’s Namamiko Monogatari as Historical Novel (Presenter) The Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities, Art Center Kobe, Japan, 30/3-2/4/2017

Courses Taught

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Business Communication
  • University English I & II

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