SASECS Officers

Anne M. Thell (President)

National University of Singapore

Anne M. Thell is Associate Professor of English literature at National University of Singapore. She received her B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English 
literature from Fordham University (New York, NY). She specializes in British literature of the long eighteenth century, with particular emphasis on travel literature, early prose fiction, and the history of ideas (especially early aesthetic thinking). Her first book, Minds in Motion: Imagining Empiricism in Eighteenth-Century British Travel Literature (2017), illuminates how eighteenth-century travel authors offer surprisingly cogent interrogations of the century’s most pressing epistemological questions. She has also recently completed the first critical edition of Margaret Cavendish’s Grounds of Natural Philosophy (1668) for Broadview Press (forthcoming 2019). Her work has appeared in such journals as Configurations, Eighteenth-Century Life, and Studies in Travel Writing, and has been supported by the Folger Shakespeare Institute, Chawton House Library, and the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE).

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Katherine Wakely-Mulroney (Vice President)

Nanyang Technological University

Katherine Wakely-Mulroney is Assistant Professor of British Romanticism at Nanyang Technological University. She received her PhD from the University of Cambridge and completed her postdoctoral research at NTU’s Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Her research interests lie in literature and childhood, children’s poetry, and the histories of reading, memory, and recitation. Katherine is the co-editor of The Aesthetics of Children’s Poetry: A Study of Children’s Verse in English (Routledge, 2017). Her work has appeared in The Review of English Studies, Book History, and the Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and is forthcoming in Texas Studies in Literature and Language and The Cambridge History of Children’s Literature in English (eds. Eugene Giddens and Zoe Jaques).  

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Wing Sze Leung (Treasurer)

National University of Singapore

Leung Wing Sze obtained her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago, where she was an affiliated doctoral fellow with the Franke Institute of the Humanities.  Before moving to Singapore, she taught for three years as a post-doctoral fellow at Fordham University.  Her research focuses on Enlightenment and Romantic literature, aesthetic theories and moral philosophy.  She is particularly interested in literary representations of philosophical or ethical problems, and in philosophical approaches to aesthetics.  She also has considerable training in post-colonial theory and has taught courses in global literature.   Her work has appeared and is forthcoming in peer-reviewed journals Romanticism and Interdisciplinary Literary Studies.

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