Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Bede Tregear Scott
Associate Professor, School of Humanities
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Journal Articles
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‘Strange Mythologies: Cultural and Linguistic Opacity in Argonauts of the Western Pacific.’ Prose Studies 43.1 (2024): 52-73.

‘Indices of the Esoteric: Crime, Forensic Science, and Oral Culture.’ Research in African Literatures 54.2 (2024): 21-39.

‘The Literature of Cacao: Jorge Amado’s Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon.’ ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 54.3-4 (2023): 127-55.

‘“Intensities of Feeling”: Emotion, Espionage, and the Ottoman Empire.’ English Studies 102.3 (2021): 342-61.

‘Affective Entropy: Cultural Difference and the Decline of Wonder on Ivu’ivu.’ Novel: A Forum on Fiction 53.1 (2020): 96-114.

‘The Mysteries of Mumbai: Terrorism and Banality in Sacred Games.’ Modern Fiction Studies 65.2 (2019): 285-307.

‘Roberto Bolaño’s 2666: Serial Murder and Narrative Necrosis.’ Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 59.3 (2018): 307-18.

‘“Our Supreme Objective”: Nehru, A Suitable Boy, and the Moderation of Feeling.’ Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry 3.2 (2016): 167-83.

‘Colonial Modernity and Urban Space: Naguib Mahfouz’s Cairo.’ Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 1.2 (2014): 255-72.

‘“Every Trivial Little Thing”: Sei Shonagon and the Poetics of Insignificance.’ a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 28.1 (2013): 86-111.

‘Reading the Uninteresting: Upamanyu Chatterjee’s English, August: An Indian Story.’ Contemporary Literature 53.3 (2012): 493-516.

‘“A Raging Sirocco”: Structures of Dysphoric Feeling in Midaq Alley.’ Journal of Arabic Literature 42.1 (2011): 29-48.

‘On Superficiality: Truman Capote and the Ceremony of Style.’ Journal of Modern Literature 34.3 (2011): 128-48.

‘Partitioning Bodies: Literature, Abduction, and the State.’ Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 11.1 (2009): 35-49.

‘Of Territorial Borders and Test Cricket: Exploring the Boundaries of the Postcolonial State.’ Journal of Commonwealth Literature 44.1 (2009): 23-34.

‘City of Sieges: Literature, Communal Violence, and Urban Space.’ Journal of Postcolonial Writing 44.4 (2008): 345-54.
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Too Far From Antibes. Singapore: Penguin Random House, 2022.

Affective Disorders: Emotion in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019.

On Lightness in World Literature. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Conference Papers
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‘On Stuplimity: Terrorism, Communal Violence, and Literature.’ Ethics of Representation, Forms of Resistance, and Narratives of Discomfort. South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference, Rider University, New Jersey, USA, 6-7 April 2024.

‘Enchanted Topographies: Forensic Science and the Supernatural in Nii Ayikwei Parkes’ Tail of the Blue Bird.’ Captivating Criminality 9. International Crime Fiction Association (ICFA) Conference, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2-4 March 2023.

‘Vikram Chandra’s Sacred Games: Disaster, Emotion, and the Everyday.’ Disaster Discourse: Representations of Catastrophe. Department of English, University of Bucharest, Romania, 2-4 June 2022.

‘Visible Cities: The Semiotics of Colonial Urban Space.’ Breaking Boundaries: Reimagining Borders in Postcolonial and Migrant Studies. Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 3 September 2021.

‘Cosmopolitan Cairo.’ Global Cities: Culture, Ecology, World Literature. School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 11-12 June 2020.

‘Forensic Narratology: Reading the Pseudo-Singulative in Ciudad Juárez.’ Captivating Criminality 6. International Crime Fiction Association (ICFA) Conference, Gabriele d’Annunzio University, Pescara, Italy, 12-15 June 2019.

‘Structures of Insignificance: Realism and Bureaucracy.’ Reproducing and Reconstructing Reality: An International Conference on Realism in Post-WWII Literature. Centre for the Study of Foreign Literature and Culture, Nanjing University, China, 26-28 October 2018.

‘Nationalism, Hybridity, and Urban Space: Queen Farida Square, 1938-48.’ Space, Place, and Hybridity in the National Imagination. Grenoble Alpes University, France, 23-24 November 2017.

‘Bureaucratic Style: Postcolonial Literature and the Aesthetics of Waiting.’ Waiting as Cultural Practice: An Interdisciplinary Conference. University of Paderborn, Germany, 20-22 May 2016.

‘Against Feeling: Realism, Violence, and the Secular State.’ Trauma, Memory, and Healing in Asian Literature and Culture. Department of English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, 27 November 2015.

‘Loitering in Rio: On Machado de Assis’ Posthumous Memoirs.’ Sustainable Networks: The Enlightenment to the Contemporary. Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and South-Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 13-15 June 2014.

‘“The Bewildering and the Boring”: Literature, Entropy, and the Indian Administrative Service.’ International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN) Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 27-29 June 2013.

‘On Voltaire, Violence, and Aesthetic Pleasure.’ The Aesthetics of Suffering. Department of English, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan, 23-24 November 2012.

‘Postcolonial Narratology.’ Invited Lecture. Department of English, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Macau, 25 August 2011.

‘Decoding Cairo: Colonial Modernity and Urban Space.’ Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference, Los Angeles, USA, 6-9 January 2011.

‘Affective Disorders: Emotion, Modernity, and Narrative.’ Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference, Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii, 13-14 November 2010.

‘“The Map and the Territory”: Reading Postcolonial Border Narratives.’ Mapping the World: Migration and Border-Crossing. Centre for the Humanities and Social Sciences, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan, 31 October-1 November 2009.

‘Representing the State: Abduction and Recovery in the Literature of Partition.’ Gender and Sexuality in South Asian Literature and Culture. South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference, San Francisco, USA, 26-27 December 2008.

‘“The Aura of Terror”: Violence and the Uncanny in Vibhuti Narain Rai’s Curfew in the City.’ Invited Lecture. Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore, 24 October 2007.

‘Postcolonial Cartographies: Lahore, 1947-55.’ Colonial and Postcolonial Spaces: An Interdisciplinary Conference. Kingston University, UK, 6-7 September 2007.

‘State Responsibility and the Literature of Partition.’ Irresponsibility. School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 28-30 September 2006.

‘Ethnocidal Imaginaries: Rumour, Violence, and Narrative.’ Aesthetics and Politics in Postcolonial Studies. University of Northampton, UK, 8 April 2005.

‘Literature, Nationalism, and the 1947 Partition of India.’ Invited Lecture. Leckhampton Society, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, UK, 16 November 2004.

‘Comparative Curfews: Communal Violence and Minorities.’ Minority States: Violence, Nation-State, Multiculturalism. University of Oxford, UK, 18 June 2004.