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Qualifications

  • PhD, Macquarie University, 22/04/2003
  • Master of Arts, National University of Singapore, 30/06/1994
  • Bachelor of Arts, National University of Singapore, 16/06/1989
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), National University of Singapore, 02/07/1990

Research

Research keywords

  • Autobiography
  • Contemporary Irish Poetry
  • Tang Poetry
  • Travel Writing

Research expertise

  • Literary Studies
  • Creative Writing

Languages

  • Chinese, Nec
  • German

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
190499Performing Arts And Creative Writing Not Elsewhere Classified65
200599Literary Studies Not Elsewhere Classified20
199999Studies In The Creative Arts And Writing Not Elsewhere Classified15

Appointments

Judging Panel
Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2009 (Australia)
01/12/2008 - 01/03/2009
Judging Panel
Arts NSW NSW Premier Literary Awards 2009 (Australia)
01/11/2008 - 01/03/2009

Awards

Australia Council for the Arts Literature Board Award - Established Writers

2005Kim Cheng Boey
Australia Council for the Arts (Australia)

Other

1996Boey Kim Cheng
National Arts Council of Singapore (Singapore)

Invitations

Look Who's Morphing
Deakin, Australia (PHD Examiner.)
2009
Singapore Writers Festival
National Arts Council Singapore, Singapore (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2007
Kim Cheng Boey
The Straits Times, Singapore (Interview in the Straits Times Singapore)
2006

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Literary Nonfiction
  • Literary Nonfiction, Travel Writing, Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Modernism
  • Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • Modernism
  • Travel Writing
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Boey KC, 'The Dublin-Moscow line: Russia and the poetics of home in contemporary Irish poetry', Irish University Review, 36 353-373 (2006) [C1]
2005Boey KC, 'The Place of Writing', TEXT, 9 1-18 (2005) [C1]
2008Boey KC, Wanton with James, W. W. Norton, New York (2008) [J2]
2009Boey KC, Between Stations: Essays, Artermon, NSW (2009) [J1]

Between Stations is a collection of personal essays that explore the themes of migration and home-making, probing the in-between spaces that the migrant negotiates, between the old and new home, between the past and present. It also salvages childhood memories of a dead father and the old Singapore, and offers transnational perspectives on the issues of identity and belonging, showing how the diasporic writer’s sense of self is constituted through multi-locale attachments and affiliations. The book has garnered high praise. The Sydney Herald remarks that “if Proust had been a Chinese traveller from Singapore . . . he could well have written a book like this.” The Straits Times states that “Between Stations will evoke reactions ranging from nostalgia to nervousness in the reader still living in the city he gave up.” Shirley Lim, an eminent critic whose work on diasporic Asian literature is highly regarded internationally, observes: “Between Stations is a classic, the essays to be read and studied for the pleasures of their elegance of language, for their intellectual and literary shine, for the invaluable poignancy of a cultural, familial identity retrieved in imagination, and for their power in deepening our understanding of a past and present Singapore whose presence is so precisely evoked so as to make it worth the quarrelling.” Between Stations has attracted invitations to writers’ festivals in Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, and appearances on the ABC, on Late Night Live and Connect Asia. It was shortlisted for the 2010 WA Premier’s Literary Awards for Nonfiction.

2006Boey KC, After the fire : new and selected poems, - (2006) [J1]

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Aitken A, Boey KC, Cahill M, Contemporary Asian Australian Poets, Puncher & Wattman, Glebe, NSW, 253 (2013) [A3]
2012Harrison J, Boey KC, Coastline. 2012 Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology, Hunter Writers' Centre, Newcastle, NSW, 127 (2012) [A3]

Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Boey K, 'Frame by Frame: The Autobiographic Eye in the Late Poetry of Robert Lowell', Poetry & the Trace, Puncher & Wattmann, Glebe, Sydney 384-400 (2013) [B1]
2009Boey KC, 'From the tentative to the conditional: Detachment and liminality in the poetry of Arthur Yap', Sharing Borders: Studies in Contemporary Singaporean-Malaysian Literature II, National Arts Council, Singapore 22-35 (2009) [B1]

Journal article (17 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Boey K, 'Toby Davidson's Beast Language', Cordite Poetry Review, - (2013) [C3]
2012Boey KC, 'The middle distance: A reflection on craft and art', Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language & Literature, 6 19-30 (2012) [C1]
2012Boey KC, 'Burning rice by Eileen Chong [Review]', Mascara Literary Review, - 1 (2012) [C3]
2011Boey KC, 'Writing across/between borders: A transnational approach to creative writing in the Asia Pacific', Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, 10 1-16 (2011) [C1]
2010Boey KC, ''I am here, and there, and back again': The poetics of return in Ee Tiang Hong and Shirley Lim Geok-lin', Amerasia Journal, 36 91-105 (2010) [C1]
2010Boey KC, 'Rambling on my mind. From between stations', Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writing, 10 100-108 (2010) [C2]
2010Boey KC, 'Water the Moon by Fiona Sze-Lorrain', Mascara Literary Review, (2010) [C3]
2010Boey KC, 'Aria by Sarah Holland-Batt', Mascara Literary Review, (2010) [C3]
2009Boey KC, 'Remembering Du Fu', Asiatic, 3 186-196 (2009) [C1]
2009Boey KC, 'Man wolf man', Mascara Literary Review, - (2009) [C3]
2009Boey KC, 'Eighth habitation', Mascara Literary Review, - (2009) [C3]
2008Boey KC, 'Sailing to an island: Contemporary Irish poetry visits the Western Islands', Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, 2 19-41 (2008) [C1]
2008Boey KC, 'On first looking into Keats' 'To Autumn'', Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, 7 1-10 (2008) [C2]
2007Boey KC, 'From the Hotel Maria', Meanjin, 66 8-17 (2007) [C3]
2006Boey KC, 'The Dublin-Moscow line: Russia and the poetics of home in contemporary Irish poetry', Irish University Review, 36 353-373 (2006) [C1]
2006Boey KC, 'Rubbing Out New Maps', Quarterly Literature Review Singapore, 5 online (2006) [C3]
2005Boey KC, 'The Place of Writing', TEXT, 9 1-18 (2005) [C1]
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Creative Work (41 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Boey K, from Chinatown, Melbourne (2013) [J2]
2013Boey K, The Disappearing Suite, Redfern, NSW (2013) [J2]
2013Boey K, What Love Is, Australia, Carlton South, Victoria (2013) [J2]
2013Boey K, 'Kolkata Raga' in Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings, Leeds (2013) [J2]
2012Boey KC, Clear Brightness: New Poems, Singapore (2012) [J1]
2012Boey KC, The Year of the Horse, Humanities Research Centre, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA (2012) [J2]
2012Boey KC, Chinatowns, Puncher & Wattmann, Glebe, NSW (2012) [J2]
2011Boey KC, Clear Brightness, Department of English Language and Literature, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2011) [J2]
2011Boey KC, Ahead My Father Moves, Department of English Language and Literature, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2011) [J2]
2011Boey KC, Change Alley, Melbourne University Publishing, Carlton, VIC (2011) [J2]
2011Boey KC, The National Theatre, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Singapore (2011) [J2]
2011Boey KC, Glebe, Melbourne University Publishing, Carlton, VIC (2011) [J2]
2011Boey KC, Coast, Math Paper Press, Singapore (2011) [J2]
2011Boey KC, Rehabilitation, Ethos Books, Singapore (2011) [J2]
2011Boey KC, Didgeridoo, Australian Studies Centre, Barcelona, Spain (2011) [J2]
2010Boey KC, Arming Rituals, Ethos Books, Singapore (2010) [J2]
2010Boey KC, Stamp collecting, Puncher & Wattmann, NSW, Australia (2010) [J2]
2010Boey KC, Gleaning, Santa Barbara, Giramondo Publishing Company, NSW, Australia (2010) [J2]
2010Boey KC, Land's end, Ethos Books, Singapore (2010) [J2]
2010Boey KC, Placenames, Ethos Books, Singapore (2010) [J2]
2010Boey KC, Child, Ethos Books, Singapore (2010) [J2]
2010Boey KC, Running, Puncher & Wattmann, NSW, Australia (2010) [J2]
2009Boey KC, Between Stations: Essays, Artermon, NSW (2009) [J1]

Between Stations is a collection of personal essays that explore the themes of migration and home-making, probing the in-between spaces that the migrant negotiates, between the old and new home, between the past and present. It also salvages childhood memories of a dead father and the old Singapore, and offers transnational perspectives on the issues of identity and belonging, showing how the diasporic writer’s sense of self is constituted through multi-locale attachments and affiliations. The book has garnered high praise. The Sydney Herald remarks that “if Proust had been a Chinese traveller from Singapore . . . he could well have written a book like this.” The Straits Times states that “Between Stations will evoke reactions ranging from nostalgia to nervousness in the reader still living in the city he gave up.” Shirley Lim, an eminent critic whose work on diasporic Asian literature is highly regarded internationally, observes: “Between Stations is a classic, the essays to be read and studied for the pleasures of their elegance of language, for their intellectual and literary shine, for the invaluable poignancy of a cultural, familial identity retrieved in imagination, and for their power in deepening our understanding of a past and present Singapore whose presence is so precisely evoked so as to make it worth the quarrelling.” Between Stations has attracted invitations to writers’ festivals in Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, and appearances on the ABC, on Late Night Live and Connect Asia. It was shortlisted for the 2010 WA Premier’s Literary Awards for Nonfiction.

2009Boey KC, La Mian in Melbourne, Australian Book Review Inc., Richmond South, VIC (2009) [J2]
2009Boey KC, Elgar and the watch my father gave me, Print Work Ltd, Hong Kong (2009) [J2]
2009Boey KC, Another place, NUS Press, Singapore (2009) [J2]
2009Boey KC, Placenames, NUS Press, Singapore (2009) [J2]
2009Boey KC, In transit, NUS Press, Singapore (2009) [J2]
2009Boey KC, Stamp collecting, NUS Press, Singapore (2009) [J2]
2009Boey KC, Plum blossom or Quong tart at the QVB, NUS Press, Singapore (2009) [J2]
2008Boey KC, Dinky's house of Russian goods, Singapore, OL Society, Footscray, VIC (2008) [J2]
2008Boey KC, Day of no name, Ethos Books, Singapore (2008) [J2]
2008Boey KC, Placenames, Ethos Books, Singapore (2008) [J2]
2008Boey KC, No more, Black Inc, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [J2]
2008Boey KC, Wanton with James, W. W. Norton, New York (2008) [J2]
2008Boey KC, Remedies, Ethos Books, Singapore (2008) [J2]
2008Boey KC, Stamp collecting, Ethos Books, Singapore (2008) [J2]
2006Boey KC, After the fire : new and selected poems, - (2006) [J1]
2005Boey KC, Plum Blossom or Quong Tart at the QVB, Melbourne University Press, Carlton (2005) [J2]
2004Boey KC, Calling the Poems Home, - (2004) [J1]
2003Boey KC, Losing Alexandria, Giramondo Publishing Company, Newcastle, Australia (2003) [J2]
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Other (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Boey K, 'Interview with Kim Cheng Boey', . Rotterdam: Poetry International (2013)
2013Boey K, 'Archipelago, Clear Brightness, Wanton With James, La Mian in Melbourne, Beslan, Days of No Name, San Francisco With James, Bach in Leipzieg,, Blue Note, Another Place', Poetry International. Rotterdam: Poetry International (2013)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants3
Total funding$9,250

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2010 (1 grants)

2009 FEA Award for Research Excellence$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Kim Cheng Boey
SchemeRole
Award for Research ExcellenceChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020102010
GNo:G1000402

2008 (1 grants)

Poetry and the Trace, Monash, 13/7/2008 - 16/7/2008$750
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Kim Cheng Boey
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75020082008
GNo:G0189182

2005 (1 grants)

Beyond the Last Frontier: An Imaginary Life of Du Fu the Tang Dynasty Poet$6,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Kim Cheng Boey
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,50020052005
GNo:G0185711
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions8
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.7
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (English)Principal Supervisor'Indianness' and Outsiders: Novels of the British Raj and Contemporary India.
20112015PhD (English)Principal SupervisorEcocriticism and the Poetics of Place
20112015PhD (English)Principal SupervisorWatermark: a Liminal Approach to Autobiographical Short Fiction
20112017PhD (English)Principal SupervisorExploring the Experiences of a Light-Horseman Through Creative Non-Fiction Drawing on the Life of my Grandfather
20112015PhD (English)Principal SupervisorThe 'Legless' Novel Project
20092014M Philosophy (English)Principal SupervisorRelatively Friendly Strangers: A Creative Writing Memoir
20082012M Philosophy (English)Principal SupervisorLiving Like Common People
20072012M Philosophy (English)Principal SupervisorTwo-voiced Memoir

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014M Philosophy (English)Principal SupervisorOverflow
2014PhD (English)Principal SupervisorThe Mandorla: A Spiritual Memoir
2013M Philosophy (English)Principal SupervisorUnruly Women
2013PhD (English)Principal SupervisorWhat Came Between - Short Story Cycle and Critical Exegesis
2012M Philosophy (English)Principal SupervisorThe Most Beautiful Place in the World
2012PhD (English)Co-SupervisorPorch Light and James Merrill House and the Angels Inside: Voice as Cosmology
2011M Philosophy (English)Principal SupervisorBachelor Dad on Her Doorstep
2009M Creative Arts (English) [R]Principal SupervisorA Taste of Dreams
2008PhD (English)Principal SupervisorMarriages, Microscopes and Missions: Three Women in Postwar Australia
2008PhD (English)Principal SupervisorI Was Here
2008PhD (English)Co-SupervisorD A Contemporary Australian Dystopia: Novel and Critical Exegesis
2008PhD (English)Principal SupervisorRiver of Many Fallen Trees
2006PhD (English)Co-SupervisorPlace of Birth: Origins and Concepts
2005M Creative Arts (English) [R]Principal SupervisorCharting Kate
2005M Creative Arts (English) [R]Sole SupervisorThe Body Inside
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Associate Professor Kim Cheng Boey

Work Phone(02) 4921 6780
Fax(02) 4921 6933
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEnglish
Office
MC142,
McMullin Building.,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/kimcheng-boey