Dr. Samuel Perks

Dr. Samuel Perks

Sessional seminar tutor

Summary: I teach in the School of English, and research world literature, postcolonial literature, and the environmental and energy humanities, with expertise in Singaporean literature, history and culture.

Location: 9.2.10


My current work explores the representations of the ecology of global cities. I am interested in world literature, postcolonial studies, and the environmental and the energy humanities.

My thesis interrogated how contemporary Singaporean historical novels negotiate economic development and precarity. The project was supervised by Graham Huggan and the late Anthony Carrigan.


‘“Here’s to the grass we step on!”: Complicating the spatial dynamics of the Garden City in Singaporean historical fiction’, Journal of Postcolonial Writing (2017) 54/2 pp.203-239

DOI: 10.1080/17449855.2017.1401199.

‘‘He Can’t Throw Any of His Coal-Dust in My Eyes’: Adventurers and Entrepreneurs in Victory’s Coal Empire’, Conrad and Nature, ed. by Lissa Schneider-Rebozo,‎ Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy,‎ John G. Peters (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature, forthcoming in 2018).


I have taken seminars on Poetry: Reading and Interpretation, Writing Critically, Postcolonial Literature, and Renaissance Literature, and I have lectured on Writing the Environment