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.
61.Asingbol: An Archaeology of the Singaporean Poetic Form, Glass Lyre Press and Squircle Line Press, 2017i<x Invented in 2010 during an online interview with Trapeze Magazine, the asingbol is an expedient form for an expedient society, an “impossible form” for the “improbable nation” that is Singapore, borne out of impossible means. In this anthology edited by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, more than 90 writers have engaged with the form, coming up with their own expressions of it. Some attempt as close a structural reflection of the formal requirements, while others draw on the irony of the very same requirements to work in experimentation and innovation. The contributing writers include: Al Hafiz Sanusi, Al Lim, Alice Mendoza, Amber Lin, Andrea Yew, Angeline Sim, Beatrice Bowers, Benedict Yeo, Benzie Dio, Camillia Dass, Chelsey Chow, Chng Shao Kai, Christine Ruth Tan, Crispin Rodrigues, Daryl Qilim Yam, Dave Tai Wei Jie, Deborah Emmanuel, Eric Tinsay Valles, Eva Lim, Faith Christine Lai, Foo Rui Fen Benedicta, Fu Liren, Goh Kian Wee Kevin, Goh Tze Lit Jed, Hazel Lin, Iain Lim Jun Rui, Ian Chung, Irving Paul Pereira, Jared Ho, Jeremy Teo, Jerome Lim, Jerrold Yam, Jocelyn Lau, Jonathan B. Chan, Joses Ho, Joshua Ip, Joshua Lim, Karen Oh, Keane Lee Jun Wei, Kok Wei Liang, Kristie Ng Xinting, Lai Jia Shan Lauren, Lee Min Xue, Lee Seng Leong, Loh Guan Liang, Loh Jia Tyan, Low Kian Seh, Maia Jones, Marc Nair, Marylyn Tan, Max Pasakorn, Megan Cheah Shi Ying, Megan Chua, Min Lim, Morris Yang, Muslim Sahib, Natalie Wang, Ng Yi-Sheng, Ng Yong Zhin, Ng Yu Ci, Ouyang Yingzhao, Pallavi Narayan, Pamela Seong Koon, Patricia Karunungan, Paul Jerusalem, Qamar Firdaus Saini, Rachel Tan, Renata Dharma, Rodrigo Dela Peña Jr, Ruby Thiagarajan, Russ Hoe, S. Mickey Lin, Samuel Caleb Wee, Sarah Tan Shu Ling, Sean Francis Han, See Wern Hao, Serene Chew, Sheila Hong Kai En, Shilpa Dikshit Thapliyal, Stefanie Yeo, Stephanie Chan, Tan Xiang Yeow, Teh Su Ching, Teo Dawn, Thomas Ang, Timothy Wan Zhu-An, Tse Hao Guang, Vidhyashni Parimalan, Wong Si Jia, Yew Jen Khai, Yong Shu Hoong.Languages: EnglishDepartments: Communications and New Media, SociologyCategories: Poetry
62.Abuse Suxxx!!! and Other Plays, The Necessary Stage, 2016i<x Featuring five plays by Cultural Medallion recipient Haresh Sharma, created over a span of two decades, Abuse Suxxx!!! and Other Plays is an audacious collection that casts a spotlight on LGBT lives and issues explored in The Necessary Stage’s productions. Yet these plays go beyond being simply out, loud and proud. Rather, they deal with a range of topics—from dealing with death in Top or Bottom, to fissures within the community in Mardi Gras, to examining the limits of liberal ideals in ________ Can Change—and advocate tolerance and acceptance of difference in our midst. The collection also includes a foreword by Artistic Director Alvin Tan and an introduction by researcher Shawn Chua.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Play
63.“Xin Yao De Yuan Tou Yu Xian Sheng” [新谣的源头与先声], Xin Yao: Wo Men De Ge Zai Zhe Li [新谣: 我们的歌在这里], Ed. Liang W.F., Singapore: 新加坡词曲版权协会, 2004, 1-18, Print.i<x This chapter of the book introduces the definition of Xin Yao and it's origin. There were many activities and events going on before the Xin Yao starting to develope. During the late 1970s, Singapore youngster use to write poems and songs in school, this bring out the popularity of Singapore folk song. "Chuan Deng" is one of the famous masterpieces during this pre-Xin Yao period.Languages: ChineseDepartments: Chinese StudiesCategories: Essay
64.Being Haresh Sharma, The Necessary Stage, Drama Centre Theatre National Library, 29 June - 2 July 2017, Stage Production.i<x Being in Singapore Being a model citizen in Singapore Being a dementia patient in Singapore Being censored in Singapore Being a political detainee in Singapore Being off centre in Singapore Being Malay in Singapore Being a teacher in Singapore Being an Indonesian Maid in Singapore Being in a hospice in Singapore Being fundamentally happy in Singapore Being a Chinese MP in Singapore Being a young person in Singapore Being a suicide victim in Singapore Being an artist in Singapore Over three decades, The Necessary Stage and actors-collaborators who have been partners in the making of the company’s devised plays have revealed to us over and over again—in profound, heartbreaking and funny ways—what it means to ‘be’ in Singapore. Vinod | Radha Krishnan | Eric Sim | Noorhayati Yusof | Sergeant Mok | Jali Bin Mohd Fariz | Mrs. Chua | Mrs. Phua | Alisha | Melly | Saloma and many more Away from the buzz of the rehearsal room and in the alone space where a playwright for a time dwells, Haresh Sharma forms up direct, powerful, honest, smart, funny words that enable these characters to speak into the very soul of our city. Being Haresh Sharma is a work that looks at Haresh’s body of writing over 30 years. It makes bold, unexpected links and associations, mapping stories and characters in ways that surface the social, political and spiritual aspects of life here; bringing it all together with unexpected and exciting performance energy, sparking new ways of looking at his words and of experiencing performance and theatre.Departments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Play
65.Atlas unarmed, We Are A Website Issue 6: Searing/Sticky, 2017i<x This poem was inspired by Ong Tian Soo’s Towards a Brave New World (1964). Oil on canvas. Collection of Ken Chua, seen at the National Gallery Singapore as of 10 May 2016.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Poetry