Speaker Series

  • Patriot Acts: The Theatre of Politics

    5 April 2018 (Thu) , 7-830PM
    At Elm Common Lounge

    “Patriot” is a contested concept for which rival uses are not only common but of potential critical and political value. Join Dr. Sara Warner as she explores “patriot acts” in her talk, spectacles of civic engagement and civil disobedience, that call attention to the limits of citizenship and to one’s ability to contest and reshape...

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  • Brown-bag Lunch with Sara Warner

    5 April 2018 (Thu) , 12-1PM
    At Saga Dining Hall Private Dining Room

    Introduction to and conversation on an excerpt of Sara’s book, Acts of Gaiety: LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure. Open to students and faculty! Please RSVP to geoffrey.baker@yale-nus.edu.sg for a copy of the reading for the session. Thursday April 5 | 12-1PM | Saga Dining Hall Private Dining Room There will be food!  

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  • Climate Change, Humanities, and Performance: A ...

    3 April 2018 (Tue) , 7:30-9PM
    At Saga Common Lounge

    What role can the humanities play in changing people’s view on climate change? Join us as Warner and Schneider-Mayerson discuss their ongoing scholarly and performative work involving climate-change education and the humanities. Sara Warner is Associate Professor of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University, where she is also a core facult...

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  • Humanities and Interdisciplinary Thinking in In...

    3 April 2018 (Tue) , 6:00PM
    At Elm Rector's Commons

    Ever wondered what economists and literati have in common? Live the spirit of a liberal arts college and join us this Tuesday for a talk by Andrew Wong, a prominent international markets advisor to the Bank of England and the Singaporean government, on the value of humanities training in non-academic careers. RSVP in Symplicity! Tuesday...

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  • The Dr. T Project Public Talks

    12 March 2018 (Mon) , 12-1PM
    At Cendana Rector's Commons

    Join the Literature faculty in two discussions with Professor Shawkat Toorawa as he shares details about his The Dr. T Project (www.thedrtproject.org), a programme designed to connect subject materials in the humanities to pop culture, which creatively addresses the relevance of the humanities in today’s world, and the benefits of becoming...

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  • Literature Public Lectures

    12 March 2018 (Mon) , 12-1PM
    At Cendana Rector's Commons

    Excited about the upcoming arrival of the visiting Yale faculty? Wonder what they can bring to the table! Join us in four public lectures and talks deliver over the next ten days, and learn more about Shakespeare, Mauritian Creole, mediaeval manuscripts and new media! The details are as follows:   Monday, March 12th | 12-1PM...

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  • ‘Age is Unnecessary’: Shakespeare a...

    10 August 2017 (Thu) , 6.30-8.15PM
    At Performance Hall

    We have more exciting news coming your way! Ready yourself for THE Stephen Greenblatt – the distinguished Pulitzer Prize winner, Shakespearean scholar, and literary historian whose works have changed the landscape of literary criticism over the last forty years. In his lecture, Professor Greenblatt aims to connect the Bible, Renaissance li...

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  • Ramie Targoff Guest Lecture + Student Seminar

    10 August 2017 (Thu) , 12.00-1.30PM
    At Saga Common Room (RC1-02-11)

    Welcome back, everyone! Hope you are as excited about the new academic year as we are, as we’re starting this semester with some awesome events! To start things off, we are honored to have Professor Ramie Targoff who will deliver a guest lecture and lead a student seminar! Professor Targoff is the co-chair of Italian...

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  • A Building with One Side Missing: Liberal Arts ...

    14 October 2016 (Fri) , 12:00PM
    At Elm Common Lounge

    The Modernities and Identities Research Cluster and the Literature major invite you to attend our first research talk: Professor Philip Holden, from the English Department at NUS, will look at Raffles College (one of our earliest institutions) and discuss the value of liberal arts education in post-colonial Singapore. Lunch will be provided!

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  • A Theater and a Battleground: A Talk by Profess...

    13 April 2016 (Wed) , 11:00 A.M - 12:00 P.M
    At Classrom 15/TEAL Classrom (EC-01-012)

    On April 13th, join us for Professor McCann’s talk on professions of childhood in 1940s New York. Sean McCann studies late-nineteenth and twentieth century American literature and its relation to contemporaneous political developments. He is the author of A Pinnacle of Feeling: American Literature and Presidential Government (Princeton Uni...

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