Adapted from Post-Colonial Literatures in English, ed. Rajeev S. Patke, 1998, by George P. Landow, Professor of English and Art History, Brown University; Distinguished Visiting Professor, NUS, 1998-99.
1 Compare and contrast the works of other playwrights such as Robert Yeo, Goh Poh Seng with Emily.
2 A comparison of Heretic and Emily in the light of contemporary feminist debates.
3 Other powerful women protagonists in some other post-colonial plays - their independence from and oppression by patriarchy.
4 How language contributes to development of themes in Emily and/or other plays.
5 Compare and contrast Fernando's Scorpion Orchid as play and as novel.
6 An examination of Kuo Pao Kun's theatrical practice.
7 Examine some current Singaporean plays for their treatment of the intercultural endeavour from the point of view of the claim made in the study guide.