Singapore Unbound: Diasporic Poetics
- Venue: 244 Greene Street
244 Greene Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
Presented by the 2022 Singapore Literature Festival. Co-sponsored by the NYU Postcolonial, Race and Diaspora Studies Colloquium and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
In Diasporic Poetics: Asian Writing in the United States, Canada, and Australia, poetry scholar Timothy Yu argues that “racialized and nationally bounded ‘Asian’ identities often emerge from transnational political solidarities, from ‘Third World’ struggles against colonialism to the global influence of the American civil rights movement.” As such, Asian diasporic writers develop and maintain a critical stance towards the idea of the nation-state. Joining Yu in this discussion are three poets and scholars from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, Trinidadian-Scottish poet and non-fiction writer Anthony Vahni Capildeo from the UK, Latin American poet and scholar Chris Campanioni from the US, and Malay Singaporean literary scholar Nazry Bahrawi from Singapore.
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