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Nationalism and Literature: Two Poems Concerning the Merlion and Karim Raslan's “Heroes”

Eddie Tay

in Colony, Nation, and Globalisation: Not at Home in Singaporean and Malaysian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028740
eISBN:
9789882206762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028740.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the discourses of nationalism in literature in Singapore and Malaysia. It explores the consequences of nationalism on literary representations of Singapore and Malaysia. It ... More


Islam and Modernity in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction by Malay Writers

Andrew Hock Soon Ng

in Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083213
eISBN:
9789882209831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083213.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Islam and modernity remain uncomfortable bedfellows, and Malaysia's claim to be a modern Islamic state is vexed precisely by such an unnatural alliance. The fault-lines embedded in the socio-cultural ... More


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