WHITEHEAD Richard Angus

Designation
Lecturer

Department
English Language & Literature (ELL)

Office Location
NIE3-03-107

Education
PhD University of York, UK

Email
richard.whitehead@nie.edu.sg

Office Telephone Number
67903453

Research Interests
18th and 19th century labouring class poetry, Singaporean literature in English, William Blake

  • My research interests incude archival recovery of the immediate social 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. 

    I am currently completing a book on the later years of William and Catherine Blake, co-editing (with Mark Crosby and Troy Patenaude) 'Re-envisioning Blake', a collection of essays exploring new directions in Blake scholarship (just published by Palgrave (February 2012)), and editing a collection of Arthur Yap's short stories ). 

    I have recently completed essays on Arthur Yap’s poetry and prose (the latter in collaboration with Dr Joel Gwynne) and Blake's only female biographer Mona Wilson (for Blake 2.0 edited by Steve Clark, Tristanne Connolly and Jason Whitaker (Palgrave 2012). Current essay projects include the art of Catherine Blake and a paper entitled ' "stick it to the pimp": Peaches' Penetration of American Popular Culture' for a forthcoming issue of the Journal of American and Canadian Studies, devoted to Canadian engagements with America via popular music.

    Pedagogical research interests include learning journeys in the local Singaporean context, the possibilities offered by the William Blake Archive, strategies for teaching students unseen poetry and prose, and strategies for ensuring the survival of Literature in English as a GCE subject in the Singaporean neighbourhood school.

  • Pedagogical research interests include learning journeys in the local Singaporean context, the possibilities offered by the William Blake Archive, strategies for teaching students unseen poetry and prose, and strategies for ensuring the survival of Literature in English as a GCE subject in the Singaporean neighbourhood school.