PROGRAMME DETAILS

SingLit, SEALit, WorldLit

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

4 Nov, Sun 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
90mins

VENUE

The Arts House (TAH), Play Den
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Nazry Bahrawi

DESCRIPTION

The books that we read situate us. The idea of a national literature foregrounds the nation. In today’s hyper-connected world, is our imagination limited by this label? Would it be more viable to embrace literary frames that situate the nation within its region, such as Southeast Asia, or even the world at large? This panel of literary critics, educators and writers will discuss the borders of our literary world, and speculate on new modes of relating to others. 

This session is supported by the Singapore Book Council and is made possible with the assistance of Russian Federal Agency of Press and Communication. 

FEATURING

Editor and publisher of Mekong Review and Mekong Teahouse, Minh Bui Jones is the founding editor of The Diplomat and American Review.

Photo Credit: Jim Mizerski

Minh Bui Jones is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Maria Galina graduated from Odessa State University with a degree in marine biology, but in 1995 took up writing professionally. Her prose not only won genre awards for the best sci-fi novels and the Big Book prize, but was also shortlisted for key Russian literary awards. As a poet, she has five poetry collections to her credit, including one verse novel. 

Maria Galina is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Jun Kai Pow

Singapore

A graduate of King’s College London, Dr Jun Kai Pow is a faculty fellow in humanities, arts and social sciences at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. His research focuses on the historical reception of sexualities and the arts in Europe and Singapore. He is the co-editor of Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures (2012) and Singapore Soundscape: Musical Renaissance of a Global City (2014).