Dr. Grace En-Yi Ting was awarded a two-year Early Career Scheme grant (ECS) by the Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC) for her project titled “Queer Feminisms, the Everyday, and the Rise of Women Writers in Contemporary Japan”. Dr. Ting’s project draws upon Anglo-American queer and feminist theories of affect to examine representations of the everyday in post-1980’s fiction by Japanese women writers. The project will not only question common assumptions concerning boundaries between “queerness” and normativity but also fill a major gap in scholarship on female homosociality and homoeroticism in Japanese literary studies.