~ Singapore Literature : General Criticism ~

 

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Foo, Hong Khim. Landscape and people: a study of two related themes in Singapore-Malaysian literature in English. 50p. Academic exercise - Dept. of English Language & Literature, University of Singapore, 1974. [PR13 *1974 3]

George, Cherian. The cause celebre of the chattering classes. Straits Times. Life!: 11, Dec. 29, 1999. [Microfilm]

Goh, Robbie B. H. The romance of anguish and the forms of young Singaporean writing. IN Toh, Hsien Min, ed. First words: a selection of works by young writers in Singapore. Singapore: UniPress, 1996. Pp. xvii-xxxiii. [PL5147 Fir]

Hasluck, Nicholas. Impressions of the Singapore literary scene. Commentary, 7(1):38-39, 61. 1986. [DS599.1 C]

Hyland, Peter. National and international values: Singaporean writing and its critics. IN Zach, Wolfgang & Goodwin, Ken L. eds. Nationalism vs. internationalism: (inter)national dimensions of literatures in English. Tubingen, Germany: Stauffenburg, 1996. Pp. 429-433. "First published in Southeast Asian Review of English, vol. 26, pp. 27-39, 1993". [PR138 Nat]

Hyland, Peter, ed. Discharging the canon: cross-cultural readings in literature. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1986. 190p. [PN85 Dis]

Janadas Devan. Comment II: Singa: behind which standard? Commentary, 5(2):66-69, 1981. "This was followed by correspondence from Arthur Yap and Devan Janadas, published in Commentary, vol. 5, nos. 3-4, pp. 129-131". [DS599.1 C]

Janadas Devan, chairman. Forum: English language and literature in Singapore. Commentary, 4(2):1-8, 1980. "Participants were Goh Poh Seng, Koh Tai Ann, Jan B. Gordon, and Ilsa Sharp". [DS599.1 C]

Janadas Devan, chairman. Forum on local literature. Commentary, 4(3):17-29, 1980. "Participants were John Kwan-Terry, Arthur Yap, Chandran Nair, and Dudley De Souza". [DS599.1 C]

Khoo, Sim Lyn. Children's literature (Singapore). IN Benson, Eugene & Conolly, L. W., eds. Encyclopedia of post-colonial literatures in English. London: Routledge, 1994. Pp. 242-243. [PR19 Enc]

Kirpal Singh. An approach to Singapore writing in English. Ariel, 15(2):5-24, 1984. [PR1 A]

Kirpal Singh. Censorship (Singapore). IN Benson, Eugene & Conolly, L. W., eds. Encyclopedia of post-colonial literatures in English. London: Routledge, 1994. Pp. 216. [PR19 Enc]

Kirpal Singh. Cringe and fringe: speaking frankly about our literature. Singapore Book World, 26:1-4, 1996. [Z464.12 SBW]

Kirpal Singh. Literature in the Singapore classroom: challenges for the future. Singapore Book World, 27:1-6, 1997. [Z464.12 SBW]

Kirpal Singh. Literary consciousness & historical reality: speculations with reference to Singapore literature. Singapore Book World, 20:20-26, 1989/90. [Z464.12 SBW]

Kirpal Singh. Malaysia and Singapore. IN Benson, Eugene & Conolly, L. W., eds. Encyclopedia of post-colonial literatures in English. London: Routledge, 1994. Pp. 956-960. [PR19 Enc]

Kirpal Singh. Nation building and literature in Singapore. Humanities Review, 5:25-28, 1983. [Perind Reprint Collection]

Kirpal Singh. Singapore: a survey of the literary scene 1983-84. Kunapipi, 7:118-121, 1985. [PR9080 K]

Kirpal Singh. Singapore: the literary year that was. Kunapipi, 8(1):116-118, 1986. [PR9080 K]

Kirpal Singh. Singapore: the year that was. Kunapipi, 2(1):143-144, 1980. [Perind Reprint Collection]

Kirpal Singh. Singapore: the year that was. Kunapipi, 3(1):165-169, 1981. [PR9080 K]

Kirpal Singh. Singapore: the year that was. Kunapipi, 9(3):136-139, 1987. [PR9080 K]

Kirpal Singh. Singapore: the year that was. Kunapipi, 10(3):90-92, 1988. [PR9080 K]

Kirpal Singh. Staying close but breaking free: Indian writers in Singapore. IN Nelson, Emmanuel S., ed. Reworlding: the literature of the Indian diaspora. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1992. Pp. 99-104. [PR9719.5 Rew]

Kirpal Singh. The writer and his audience in Singapore. Solidarity, 106/107:118-122, 1986. [DS651 S]

Kirpal Singh, ed. The writer's sense of the past: essays on Southeast Asian and Australian literature. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1987. 233p. [PL3508 Wrt]

Koh, Buck Song. Cultural journalism (Singapore). IN Benson, Eugene & Conolly, L. W., eds. Encyclopedia of post-colonial literatures in English. London: Routledge, 1994. Pp. 321. [PR19 Enc]

Koh, Buck Song. Singapore literature: taking stock. Arts on Campus, 1(4):2-3, 15. 1992. [LG399 NUS.AC]

Koh, Tai Ann. Dispossession, possession and domestication: literature in English by Chinese in the Straits Settlement, Malaya/Malaysia and Singapore. IN Wang, Ling Chi & Wang, Gungwu, eds. The Chinese diaspora: selected essays. Vol. 1. Singapore: Times Academic Press, 1998. Pp. 152-173. [DS732 Chi]

Koh, Tai Ann. History / his story as her story: Chinese women's biographical writing from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. IN Suryadinata, Leo, ed. Southeast Asian Chinese: the socio-cultural dimension. Singapore: Times Academic Press, 1995. Pp. 251-260. [DS523.4 Chi.Su]

Koh, Tai Ann. The impact of literature on society in Singapore. IN Azizah Kassim & Lau Teik Soon, eds. Malaysia and Singapore: problems and prospects. Singapore: Singapore Institute of International Affairs, 1992. Pp. 69-85. [DS596 Maa]

Koh, Tai Ann. Literature in English by Chinese in Malaya/Malaysia and Singapore: its origin and development. IN Suryadinata, Leo, ed. Chinese adaptation and diversity: essays on society and literature in Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore. Singapore: Singapore University Press for Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore, 1993. Pp. 120-168. [HN770 Chi]

Koh, Tai Ann. Singapore writing in English: the literary tradition and cultural identity. IN Tham, Seong Chee, ed. Essays on literature and society in Southeast Asia: political and sociological perspectives. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1981. Pp. 160-186. [PN51 Ess]

Koh, Tai Ann. The sun in her eyes: writing in English by Singapore women. IN Rutherford, Anna; Jensen, Lars & Chew, Shirley, eds. Into the nineties: post-colonial women's writing. Armidale, NSW: Dangaroo Press, 1994. Pp. 605-611. "First published in Kunapipi, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 605-611, 1994". [PN471 Int]

Kosetsu, Miyuki. Towards a creative use of the alien tongue: a study of Singapore literature in the English language. Southeast Asian Studies, 22(1):92-107, 1984. [DS510.7 SAS]

Lee, Tzu Pheng. 'Beware the jabberwocky, my son!': attitudes to literature for the young in Singapore. Gopinathan, S. & Barth, Valerie, eds. The need to read: essays in honour of Hedwig Annuar. Singapore: Festival of Books Singapore, 1989. Pp. 327-339. [Z846.2 Nee]

Lee, Tzu Pheng. Literature for youth in Singapore. IN Birman, Wendy & Birman, John, eds. Brave new world: international understanding through books. Perth, WA: Curtin University of Technology, 1988. Pp. 75-83. [Z1037 Bra]

Leong, Liew Geok. Introduction. IN Leong, Liew Geok, ed. More than half the sky: creative writings by thirty Singaporean women. Singapore: Times Editions, 1998. Pp. 1-21. [PL5147 Mor]

Leong, Liew Geok. War literature (Malaysia and Singapore). IN Benson, Eugene & Conolly, L. W., eds. Encyclopedia of post-colonial literatures in English. London: Routledge, 1994. Pp. 1635-1637. [PR19 Enc]

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Lim, Catherine. The writer's role in the development of a Singaporean cultural identity. Mirror, 24(19):8-9, Oct. 1, 1988 [DS591 MMR]

Lim, Shirley. Culture and the English-language writer in the Philippines and Singapore. IN Lim, Shirley. Nationalism and literature: English language writing from the Philippines and Singapore. Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1993. Pp. 10-24. [PL5145 Lim]

Lim, Shirley. The English-language writer in Singapore. IN Sandhu, K. S. & Wheatley, Paul, eds. Management of success: the moulding of modern Singapore. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1989. Pp. 523-551. [DS599.63 Man]

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Lim, Shirley. Finding a native voice: Singapore literature in English. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 24(1):30-48, 1989. [PR9080 JCL]

Lim, Shirley. Gods who fail: ancestral religions in new literatures in English from Malaysia and Singapore. IN Skoob Pacifica anthology no. 1. S.E. Asia writes back! London: Skoob Books, 1993. Pp. 224-237. "First published in Commonwealth Novel in English, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 39-55, 1984". [PL5147.3 Sea]

Lim, Shirley. The national canon and the English-language women writers from Malaysia and Singapore, 1949-1969. IN Lim, Shirley. Writing S.E./Asia in English: against the grain, focus on Asian English-language literature. London: Skoob Books, 1994. Pp. 158-202. [PR9698 Lim]

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