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Ms Cheryl Lee

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Biography

Cheryl Julia Lee graduated with First Class Honours from Nanyang Technological University in 2014, majoring in English Literature and minoring in Creative Writing. In 2015, she received her M.A with Distinction in Irish Writing from Trinity College Dublin. Her thesis, “Staging the Mind: Aesthetic Representations of Memory in Contemporary Irish Theatre,” focused on the work of Tom Murphy, Brian Friel, and Enda Walsh, and was supervised by Dr. Nicholas Grene. As a Ph.D candidate at Durham University, she is writing on the intersection of aesthetics and ethics in contemporary British and Irish Fiction under the supervision of Dr. Patricia Waugh. Her research project examines the novels of Iris Murdoch, Ann Quin, and Aidan Higgins, alongside the work of Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida, and Maurice Blanchot, among others.

Cheryl Julia is also the author of We Were Always Eating Expired Things (Math Paper Press, 2014), which was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2016. Her creative work can also be found in various literary journals including QLRS, Icarus, and Columbia Journal.

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