Creative Work Database
Listing of creative work related to Singapore.
Our new Creative Work database is a repository for literary and dramatic works related to Singapore which are written by FASS Faculty and Students, past and present. The contents of this work-in-progress call on the theories and techniques taught and researched at FASS. Some of the creative work links to a sample of the original text. Research is also ongoing and the database will grow as we continue to update it. Items with the symbol “i” indicate that an abstract is available.
To search more effectively, please use the MLA or APA citation style which uses the author’s last name and initials.
221.Eye/Feel/Write For You, Singapore: Squircle Line Press, 2014, Print.i<x For T. S. Eliot, it must have been an allusion. Memory, or the idea of it. A bit of paint smeared. Smoke from a factory. A cat looking in on a conversation about art. Maybe it’s artifice after all, the same talent and intelligence Picasso spoke of – of painters who can transform “a yellow blot into the sun”. These pages lay out their own yellow, a canvas on which anything can happen, anything can be rendered, anything said. If everything is indeed a text, what text will inhabit these pages? What images, what stories? This journal houses one of ten broadsides published for Eye|Feel|Write. These are limited edition collectibles. Commissioned by the National Arts Council, this first instalment has invited ten eminent writers – Robin Hemley, Joshua Ip, Isa Kamari, Alvin Pang, Tan Chee Lay, Jollin Tan, Edwin Thumboo, Ramanathan Vairavan, Yeow Kai Chai and Ovidia Yu – to create ekphrastic responses to artworks in theMedium at Large exhibit at the Singapore Art Museum. Managed by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Eye|Feel|Write opens up the invitation to you, the reader. To engage with the world around you, the beauty that exists within. This is a rarefied and celebrated space, one where art meets literature. Eye|Feel|Write is a special commission of the Singapore Writers Festival 2014.Languages: EnglishDepartments: Psychology, SociologyCategories: Exhibition, Poetry
222.“Zhi Xiang Chi Xie Mei Hao De Hui Yi” [只想吃些美好的回忆], Feel Singapore [Gan Jue Xin Jia Po 感觉新加坡], Ed. Ng K.K., Singapore: KangCuBine Publishing Pte Ltd, 2003, 72, Print.i<x This succinct, tongue-in-cheek account declares that Singapore's modern eating places may not serve mouth-watering fare. Identifying popular stalls in hawker centres and coffee shops across Singapore that sell local gastronomic delights ranging from the well-known to vanishing foods, Ng concludes that eating can be a nostalgic experience.Languages: ChineseDepartments: Chinese StudiesCategories: Essay
223.“Zu Wu Zu” (组屋族), In Fact I am in Love with Time [Qi Shi Wo Shi Zai He Shi Guang Lian Ai (其实我是在和时光恋爱)], Singapore: 心情工作室, 1989, 131-2, Print. “Flat Dwellers’ Clan”, Trans. L. Sim, Voices of Singapore: Multilingual Poetry and Prose, Ed. A. Pakir, Imprint Singapore: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 1990, 46-7, Print.i<x This poem describes the self-obsessed nature of typical Singaporeans living in Housing Development Board (HDB) units. It gives a tongue-in-cheek description of the daily idiosyncrasies of those who reside only within the four walls of their apartment unit while largely ignorant of the affairs outside their self-contained worlds.Languages: Chinese, EnglishDepartments: Chinese StudiesCategories: Poetry