Edna Lim (NUS) is a Senior Lecturer with the Theatre Studies Programme at the Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore. Her research interests span a range of issues in Hollywood and Asian cinemas, as well as the dynamics between cinemas in an international circuit of flows, exchanges and interactions. Her recent work focuses on Singapore cinema, and performances of the nation in cinematic and other articulations.
She is the author of Celluloid Singapore: Cinema, Performance and the National (Edinburgh University Press, 2018). She also co-edited Asian Cinema and the Use of Space (Routledge, 2015), which includes her chapter on “Counter-Performance: The Heartland and Other spaces in Eating Air and 15” and co-authored introduction, “Framing Space”. Other publications include “Coming up for air: Film and the Other Singaporean” in Kinema, and ‘Celluloid Singapore: Connecting the Golden Age and the Revival’ in Singapore Cinema: New Perspectives (New York: Routledge, 2017).
She is currently completing her chapter on “Colliding Asias: Crazy Rich Asians in “Sincapore” for the Routledge Companion to Global Literary Adaptation in the Twenty-First Century, while also developing further research on space, language and genre in Singapore cinema.