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Assoc Prof Bede Tregear Scott
Associate Professor, School of Humanities
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Bede Scott is Associate Professor of World Literature in the School of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has been teaching in Singapore since 2006, when he completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge. Although his primary area of expertise is South Asian literature, he is also committed to researching and teaching African literature, Latin American literature, colonial and postcolonial urban studies, colonial literature and narratives of empire, world crime fiction, affect studies, and narratology. Scott is the author of On Lightness in World Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), Affective Disorders: Emotion in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature (Liverpool University Press, 2019), and a novel entitled Too Far From Antibes (Penguin Random House, 2022). His most recent articles have appeared in ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, Research in African Literatures, and Prose Studies.
South Asian Literature
African Literature
Latin American Literature
Colonial and Postcolonial Urban Studies
Colonial Literature and Narratives of Empire
World Crime Fiction
Affect Studies
Nanyang Education Award (2014)
Courses Taught
Undergraduate Courses:

HL2022 South Asian Literature
HL2032 African Literature
HL3014 Latin American Literature
HL2021 Literature of Empire
HL8008 Introduction to Magical Realism
HL1001 Introduction to the Study of Literature

Graduate Courses:

HL7110 Contemporary Literature and Culture
HL7888 Directed Study in Literature
HL7901 Form and Content in Contemporary Narrative