Singapore Fiction and Film II
(AY 2022/2023, Semester 2)

Download course syllabus here: English in the Media 2 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.pptx

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

Week 3. Nation and narration

Reading: extracts from Hong and Huang, The Scripting of a National History: Singapore and its Pasts

Lecture slides: W3. Nation and narration.pptx

PDF of Lee Koe, "Laundromat": Lee Koe. Laundromat.pdf

Week 4. Alternative Singaporeans: Plot

Reading: Lee Koe, "Laundromat"

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Week 5. Alternative Singaporeans: Socio-economic class

Reading: Lee Koe, "Laundromat"

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PDF of Lee Koe, "Siren": Lee Koe. Siren.pdf

Week 6. Alternative Singaporeans: Plot

Reading: Lee Koe, "Siren"

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Week 7. Alternative Singaporeans: Gender and sexuality

Reading: Lee Koe, "Siren"

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Week 8. How to read graphic novels

Reading: extracts from McCloud, Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

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Week 9. Alternative historical narratives: Prologue, Ch 1

Reading: Liew, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

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Week 10. Alternative historical narratives: Ch 2, 3

Reading: Liew, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

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Week 11. Alternative historical narratives: Ch 4, 5

Reading: Liew, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

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Week 12: Alternative historical narratives: Ch 6, 7

Reading: Liew, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

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Week 13. Alternative historical narratives: Ch 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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