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Singapore Fiction and Film II
(AY 2023/2024, Semester 2)

Download course syllabus here: English in the Media II syllabus.pdf

Week 1. Introduction

What is "Singapore Literature"?

Lecture slides: W1. Introduction.pptx

Week 2. A brief history of modern Singapore

Lecture slides: W2. Brief hist of SG (for students).pptx

Week 3. Nation and narration

Reading: extracts from Hong and Hwang, The Scripting of a National Identity: Singapore and its Pasts

Lecture slides: W3. Nation and narration.pptx

PDF: Hong and Hwang. The Scripting Of A National History.pdf

Week 4. Alternative Singaporeans: Plot

Reading: Lee Koe, "Laundromat"

Lecture slides: W4. Plot Laundromat.pptx

PDF: Lee Koe. Laundromat.pdf

Week 5. Alternative Singaporeans: Socio-economic class

Reading: Lee Koe, "Laundromat"

Lecture slides: W5. Alternative Singaporeans Laundromat.pptx

Week 6. Alternative Singaporeans: Plot

Reading: Lee Koe, "Siren"

Lecture slides: W6. Plot Siren (for students).pptx

PDF: Lee Koe. Siren.pdf

W6. Plot outline of Siren.docx

Week 7. Alternative Singaporeans: Gender and Sexuality

Reading: Lee Koe, "Siren"

Lecture slides: W7. Alternative Singaporeans Siren.pptx

Week 8. How to read graphic novels

Reading: Chapters 2 and 3 from McCloud, Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Lecture slides: W8. How to read graphic novels.pptx

PDF: Understanding Comics Ch 2 and 3.pdf

Week 9. Alternative historical narratives: Prologue, Chapter 1

Reading: Liew, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

Lecture slides: W9. Charlie Chan prologue ch 1.pptx

Week 10. Alternative historical narratives: Chapters 2, 3

Reading: Liew, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

Lecture slides: W10. Charlie Chan ch 2 3.pptx

Week 11. Alternative historical narratives: Chapters 4, 5

Reading: Liew, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

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Week 12: Alternative historical narratives: Chapters 6, 7

Reading: Liew, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

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Week 13. Alternative historical narratives: Chapter 8, Epilogue

Reading: Liew, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

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Week 14. Conclusion

Written assignment due

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Assignment instructions: Assignment instructions.pdf

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