Category Archives: Criticism

A Wide Field of Contestation

A Wide Field of Contestation by Y.S. Pek Tucked away on the twentieth floor, just in view from the lift landing, a staircase glistened. For seven days. Two weeks ago, I came upon two Straits Times press photographs of Priyageetha

A Wide Field of Contestation

A Wide Field of Contestation by Y.S. Pek Tucked away on the twentieth floor, just in view from the lift landing, a staircase glistened. For seven days. Two weeks ago, I came upon two Straits Times press photographs of Priyageetha

The Impossible Cartoonist

Pathways of Reading: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Y.S. Pek In this blog-post, I wish to make three observations on Sonny Liew’s widely-discussed graphic novel, rather than expound a single thesis. I begin with the idea that

The Impossible Cartoonist

Pathways of Reading: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Y.S. Pek In this blog-post, I wish to make three observations on Sonny Liew’s widely-discussed graphic novel, rather than expound a single thesis. I begin with the idea that

Writing the South Seas

Introduction by Philip Holden Research work on Singapore Literature is increasingly exploring connections across languages and national borders, rather than within a single English-language literary tradition. A new generation of scholars such as E.K. Tan, Weihsin Gui, Joanne Leow, Cheryl

Writing the South Seas

Introduction by Philip Holden Research work on Singapore Literature is increasingly exploring connections across languages and national borders, rather than within a single English-language literary tradition. A new generation of scholars such as E.K. Tan, Weihsin Gui, Joanne Leow, Cheryl

Malaysia Boleh: The Politics of National Literature & Language

Talk delivered on September 30, 2016, by Sheela Jane Menon at “Contexts and Texts: Writing and Translating in Malaysia and Singapore,” co-presented by Jini Kim Watson and New York University’s Postcolonial, Race and Diaspora Studies Colloquium, and the Singapore Literature

Malaysia Boleh: The Politics of National Literature & Language

Talk delivered on September 30, 2016, by Sheela Jane Menon at “Contexts and Texts: Writing and Translating in Malaysia and Singapore,” co-presented by Jini Kim Watson and New York University’s Postcolonial, Race and Diaspora Studies Colloquium, and the Singapore Literature

The Unreachability of Past Bodies

Slowness – A Response to Loo Zihan’s With/Out by Binghao Wong SP Note: In January 2015, performance artist Loo Zihan re-enacted the 1999 performance of Paddy Chew, the first person in Singapore to come out publicly as HIV+. Loo gave

The Unreachability of Past Bodies

Slowness – A Response to Loo Zihan’s With/Out by Binghao Wong SP Note: In January 2015, performance artist Loo Zihan re-enacted the 1999 performance of Paddy Chew, the first person in Singapore to come out publicly as HIV+. Loo gave

Immeasurables

Immeasurables: Four Ways of Writing about Cyril Wong’s Satori Blues by Jee Leong Koh 1. Benevolence The way is every place. Love appears as nothing when we begin to know it, nothing that is not its opposite, or whatever opposites

Immeasurables

Immeasurables: Four Ways of Writing about Cyril Wong’s Satori Blues by Jee Leong Koh 1. Benevolence The way is every place. Love appears as nothing when we begin to know it, nothing that is not its opposite, or whatever opposites

Erratic as Thought: Goh Poh Seng’s “Lines from Batu Ferringhi”

Erratic As Thoughts: Goh Poh Seng’s Lines from Batu Ferringhi By Jee Leong Koh   The travel poem is a well-established genre in Singapore poetry. Singaporeans are inveterate travelers, and Singapore poets have written of their journeysabroad in a myriad

Erratic as Thought: Goh Poh Seng’s “Lines from Batu Ferringhi”

Erratic As Thoughts: Goh Poh Seng’s Lines from Batu Ferringhi By Jee Leong Koh   The travel poem is a well-established genre in Singapore poetry. Singaporeans are inveterate travelers, and Singapore poets have written of their journeysabroad in a myriad