Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Whitehead Richard Angus
Lecturer, National Institute of Education - English Language & Literature
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I have 35 years’ experience working in retail, as well as secondary and tertiary education. I have published over fifty publications, including the co-editing of a collection of essays on Anglophone Singapore literature and the publication of essays on performance artist Peaches Nisker, and William and Catherine Blake's letters.
My research interests include archival recovery of the immediate social and historical contexts within which William and Catherine Blake lived and worked, early nineteenth century labouring class poetry and roads less hitherto never travelled in Singapore literary studies (notably poets Alfie Lee, Wong May and local migrant worker writings generally). I am currently researching the comic in the works of Kelantan writer Che Husna Azhari, sexualities in contemporary millennial Singapore poetry and homosocial metaphor, wit and allusion in the song lyrics and other writings of Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper, Julian Cope and Mark E Smith. I have recently supervised doctoral research into Shakespeare and his engagements with contemporary architecture. Current URECA supervision topics include feminist consciousness in female rap, the work of Childish Gambino, Taylor Swift, and Bo Burnham, and the pedagogical possibilities and applications of Spotify.