Literally Speaking

Literally Speaking

What role does literature play in Singapore society? What literary texts might we usefully study and read? What questions do they help us ask about ourselves and the social world in which we live? In this series of discussions, The Select Centre brings together educators who work in different settings and in different languages to explore aspects of literature they have found central to teaching and learning. In doing so, we will debate the ongoing importance of literature and the literary in Singapore's changing society.

Join us at our three panel discussions over the months of March, April, and May, with each focusing on a topic. The sessions will be moderated by Professor Philip Holden.

Literally Speaking is organised by The Select Centre, in collaboration with Philip Holden.

15 March 2016 – Why Study Literature?

14 April 2016 – What are the Boundaries?

12 May 2016 – What Should We Teach?

Free admission
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Centre 42
42 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187951

Also, join us for an exciting talk by Tash Aw, in conjunction with the launch of his new book - Strangers on a Pier.

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