Dr. Chow Sheat Fun

Dr. Melissa
Dr. Chow Sheat Fun
Phone : 04-653 3629
Fax     : 04-657 6000       
Email    : sfchow@usm.my
Trauma and Literature, Women’s Autobiographies, Asian American Women’s Writings, Postcolonial Literature


Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (Literature), Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Master in Arts (Literature), Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • BA English Language Studies with Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia


Key Research Area:

  • Trauma and Literature
  • Women’s Autobiographies
  • Asian American Women’s Writings
  • Postcolonial Literature


  1. Chow, Sheat Fun, Strategic Ambiguities: Rewriting Identity in Le Ly Hayslip's When Heaven and Earth Changed Places in Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 43 (6), August 2014.
  2. Chow, Sheat Fun, “Unveiling the Elusive ‘Truth’ in Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Afizi” in Sarjit Kaur & Shakila Abdul Manan (eds), Contemporary Perspectives in English Language Studies, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2013, p 249-266.
  3. Chow, Sheat Fun, “Of Ghosts and Hauntings: Contesting the Meanings of a Nation in Comfort Woman By Nora Okja Keller”, Chen, Dan (ed), International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research, Vol 58, 2012.
  4. Chow Sheat Fun, Silences that Speak in Selected Novels of Shashi Deshpande, Penerbit USM, 2009.
  5. Chow, Sheat Fun, Reading Silences in Asian Women’s Narratives, Proceedings in First International Language Learning Conference, USM, Penang, 2004.
  6. Chow, Sheat Fun, The Dark Holds No Terrors – Reconstitution of Self Through Reliving the Past in Journal of Humanities, Jld./Vol. 8, October 2001, USM.


  • JMK 417E New Literatures in English from the Asia Pacific
  • JMK 315E Selected Works of African Modern Literature
  • JMK 219E Selected Works of Asian Classical Literature
  • JMK 420 Research Project in Literature
  • JMK 319 Proposal Writing for Literature


Sedang dikemaskini


  • Excellent Service Award USM 2004
  • Associate Member of KANITA (Centre of Research on Women), USM (since 2004)
  • Academic Visitor at University of York, United Kingdom from Oct 2013 - May 2014