Posts Tagged ‘Literature’

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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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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The Fires of Elangovan

December 23, 2018

Elangovan, Alamak! 1The following is my foreword to Elangovan’s latest collection of plays, Alamak! (Zero Degree Publishing, 2018), pp. 9-14.

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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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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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How to Fall in Love with Rex Shelley’s The Shrimp People

February 9, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, given on 26 January 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 George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four

February 2, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, given on 2 February 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 Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

January 26, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, given on 26 January 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 Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

January 19, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, given on 19 January 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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Tan Guan Heng’s My Love is Blind

November 7, 2017

My Love is Blind

Tan Guan Heng’s groundbreaking novel My Love is Blind first appeared in 1995. Its twenty-second anniversary edition published by Asiapac Books in 2017 has a new foreword by Tommy Koh and the following afterword by me.

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The Humanity of Anne Lee Tzu Pheng

November 3, 2017

This foreword appears in the Artist in Words exhibition booklet celebrating the life and work of Singaporean poet Anne Lee Tzu Pheng. The exhibition, held at The Arts House between 3 and 12 November 2017, was part of the Literary Pioneers segment of the Singapore Writers Festival. The entire exhibition booklet can be downloaded here.

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MD Sharif Uddin’s Stranger to Myself

November 1, 2017

Stranger to MyselfThe following is my foreword to MD Sharif Uddin’s Stranger to Myself (Landmark Books, 2017), edited by Theophilus Kwek. This book won Best Non-Fiction Title at the Singapore Book Awards 2018.

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Death Wish

October 6, 2017

Written by Gwee Li Sui

Published by Landmark Books, 2017

Death Wish

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Myth of the Stone Gets Sung!

October 3, 2017

Iris Koh writes and sings “Oracle of the Stone”, the text for which is taken from Gwee Li Sui’s Myth of the Stone. The video is created by C. Axworthy.

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