Archive for the 'Lectures' Category

Blessed are the Peacemakers

September 26, 2021

This is the transcript of my sermon given at Free Community Church on 26 September 2021. The Scripture passage is Matthew 5:9. The sermon can be watched on YouTube.

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Give Us This Day our Daily Bread

June 21, 2020

This is the transcript of my sermon given at Free Community Church on 21 June 2020. The Scripture passage is Matthew 6:9-13. The transcript is also available on Facebook and on Free Community Church’s website. The video may be watched on Vimeo.

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Singaporean Literature and the NUS English Department

October 3, 2019

This essay is revised from a speech titled ‘Singaporean Literature: How We Got Here’ at Centre 42 on September 4, 2019. The event ‘In the Living Room: Snapshots into the Study of Singapore English, Literature and Theatre’ was held to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the National University of Singapore’s Department of English Language and Literature.

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Gweek is SUSS Guest of Honour!

September 7, 2019

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Below is my address as Guest of Honour at It’s #LIT: Millennials Writing in Singapore” organised by the School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences, Singapore University of Social Sciences, on 7 September 2019. It was part of a biennial Languages in Singapore forum series.

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How to Fall in Love with Katherine Mansfield’s “The Garden Party”

February 28, 2019

The following video records my public lecture on Katherine Mansfield’s “The Garden Party” given on 28 February 2019. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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Singlish with Uncle Gwee: How

February 4, 2019

The following video, released on 4 February 2019, is part of a four-episode series Singlish with Uncle Gwee, produced by Yahoo! Singapore.

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Singlish with Uncle Gwee: Then

January 28, 2019

The following video, released on 28 January 2019, is part of a four-episode series Singlish with Uncle Gwee, produced by Yahoo! Singapore.

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How to Fall in Love with Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Final Problem”

January 24, 2019

The following video records my public lecture on Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Final Problem” given on 24 January 2019. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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Singlish with Uncle Gwee: What

January 21, 2019

The following video, released on 21 January 2019, is part of a four-episode series Singlish with Uncle Gwee, produced by Yahoo! Singapore.

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Singlish with Uncle Gwee: Can

January 14, 2019

The following video, released on 14 January 2019, is part of a four-episode series Singlish with Uncle Gwee, produced by Yahoo! Singapore.

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How to Fall in Love with Edwin Thumboo’s “Ulysses by the Merlion”

December 14, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on Edwin Thumboo’s “Ulysses by the Merlion” given on 14 December 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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How to Fall in Love with Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy”

December 7, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” given on 7 December 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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How to Fall in Love with Emily Dickinson’s “‘Hope’ is the Thing with Feathers”

November 30, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on Emily Dickinson’s “‘Hope’ is the Thing with Feathers” given on 30 November 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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How to Fall in Love with T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land

November 23, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land given on 23 November 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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Not to Be Served But to Serve

October 21, 2018

This is the transcript of my sermon read to the congregation of Free Community Church on 21 October 2018. The Scripture passage is Mark 10:35-45. The transcript is also available on Facebook. The video may be watched on Vimeo.

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How to Fall in Love with Adrian Tan’s The Teenage Textbook

July 27, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on Adrian Tan’s The Teenage Textbook, given on 27 July 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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How to Fall in Love with Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

July 20, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, given on 20 July 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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How to Fall in Love with Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

July 6, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, given on 6 July 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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How to Fall in Love with Voltaire’s Candide

June 29, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on Voltaire’s Candide, given on 29 June 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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Peace be With You!

April 8, 2018

This is the transcript of my sermon given at Free Community Church on 8 April 2018. The Scripture passage is John 20:19-31The transcript is also available on Facebook and on Free Community Church’s website. The video may be watched on Vimeo.

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