Suggestions for Research Topics

From Poetry in English from Singapore and Malaysia

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. The effect of ethnic politics on diasporic writers from Malaysia-Singapore.
  2. Nation-building and the English-language writer in Singapore or Malaysia.
  3. Bilingualism and poetry: specific instances from Singapore or Malaysia.
  4. Local resistance to metropolitan norms in writing: specific writers.
  5. Poets' prose: specific writers.
  6. Comparison between diasporic women writers: Bhatt and Lim.
  7. Feminine and feminist aspects of Lee Tzu Pheng's poetry.
  8. A comparison between diasporic and local poets.
  9. A study of the most recent poetry in Singapore: select instances.

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