1. Titles of the Honours Projects (selected topics)
  • Applying Conceptual Metaphor Theory to Literary Pedagogy for University Students in Hong Kong: Reading Shakespearean Sonnets
  • Entering the Singularity: Should human be afraid of being a posthuman?
  • Exploration of Female Identity in Western Erotic Literature
  • Learning English Conditionals through Collaborative Output Tasks among University Students
  • The Awakening of the Unrepressed Dream: A Freudian Reading of The Collector by John Fowles
  • The Return of Narratives: The Reincarnation of Women in Troy in Contemporary Literature
  • Women Beyond Female: Intersectionality Studies of Feminism in Digital Media
  • An examination of the effectiveness of pop-poetry with special reference to Lang Leav and Robert M. Drake
  • Challenging Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1871) with Speaking Likeness (1874): Denying the assumption of “Romantic-child” with sinful child characters and preserving the traditional idea of motherhood with an ideal mother figure
  • Does segmental accuracy change over time with intensive and continuous radio input? : a study on the restructuring of vowel length contrast parameter and diphthong reduction in Cantonese-English and Mandarin-English learning
  • Exploration on Human through Roald Dahl’s Children’s book with the use of anthropomorphism
  • Gender and cross-dressing theme in children’s literature
  • The Development of American Individualism and the Fall of Religion: Emerson’s Self Reliance and West’s Miss Lonelyhearts
  • The Giver: Otherness as a Heroic Virtue in YA Dystopian Literature
  • A comparative analysis : time marking system in Cantonese and English
  • Iconology and Orality: Oscar Wilde’s Intentions and Genre Painting
  • Bebop jazz and Ginsberg's poetics intertwined : an analysis on Allen Ginsberg's "Howl"
  • Collision and fusion : colonialism and cultural identity in George Orwell's Burmese Days
  • Food culture and prosumption in the Capitalocene : a reading of carnism and ecological theories in advertisement and movies
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass:
  • The Dual Stages in Connoting Alice’s Turmoil in the Quest of Selfhood and Lewis Carroll’s Lamentation for the Child’s Irretrievable Growth
  • A Tragic Hero in the Harry Potter Series
  • Ghibli Studio’s The Secret World of Arrietty: A Ecofeminism Perspective Analysis of the Oppressive, Revolt and Surrender of the Borrowers
  • Knowing Dickens As a Social Critic and His Political Aggressiveness in Expressing Outrage at the Industrial England through the Child Protagonists in Oliver Twist as well as David Copperfield
  • The Benevolent Malevolence: On Witches in Andersen’s Fairy Tales
  • What's the catch? : absurdity in Catch-22 and Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Victorian Social Outcast: Alice in Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
2015- 2016
  • Narrating trauma in Arundhati Roy's The god of small things and Antia Desai's Clear light of day
  • Queering binarism in gender and sexuality : queering identity in Feinberg's Stone butch blues and Baldwin's Giovanni's room
  • Families in Children’s Literature
2. Creative Projects of ENG 409 (forthcoming)