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Dr Anna Wing-bo Tso

PhD (Birmingham, U.K.), MA, MA, BA (Hons)(HKU),
MEd (OUHK), PGDE (HKU), CELTA (Solihull, U.K.), LPAT (EDB HK)

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, School of Arts and Social Sciences

Dr. Anna Tso received her PhD in Applied Linguistics from The University of Birmingham, U.K. She is currently an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, where she heads the Master of Arts in Applied English Linguistics (MAAEL) and succeeded Prof. K.K. Tam as Director of the Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities (RIDCH).She also serves as the associate editor of Springer's Digital Culture and Humanities Book Series.
Interested in children's literature, gender studies, language arts and translation studies, Anna has organized numerous international conferences in her areas of expertise and published research articles in peer-reviewed journals across Asia, Europe, the U.K., the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In her free time, she writes plays, poems, short stories, and children's picture books for leisure as well. Her tanka, "Spring Cherry Blossoms" was chosen by competition and published in The Colour of Poetry visual anthology (2017) after its display at The Colour of Poetry Exhibition in Antrim, organized by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland. She is keen on merging poetry with drama on stage too. In 2006, she adapted e.e. cummings's "I Carry Your Heart" into a drama titled A Pencil Case Love Story Foretold, which was performed in St. George's Church in Edgbaston, England. In 2005, she wrote the poem "Small Stories in a Big City" and had it dramatized and presented by the HKU in the Fringe Theatre, Hong Kong. In 2004, her award-winning adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet was staged in the auditorium of the Shatin Town Hall in Hong Kong. Her prose and verse have also appeared in literary periodicals and national newspapers, including The Font, American Tanka, New Academia, and China Times.

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