Curriculum Vitae

 

Name: (no first name) T. WIGNESAN

Date and place of birth:  in Kuala Krai, West Malaysia

Nationality:  Stateless (since 1969) but the Spanish authorites refused to grant him the statutory Travel Document; [British Passport issued in Kuala Lumpur confiscated by the British Embassy in Madrid, November 1967; deprived of his citizenship rights in Malay(si)a during 1961-62]

                      

Race: Tamil (Dravidian)

Profession:  ex-Research Fellow & "Chargé de cours" (from 01/10/1973 to 01/08/1998) Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique,

                    Ministry of National Education, Research & Higher Studies, Paris, France

        Grade:  Chargé de recherches Titulaire 1ère Classe  (9ème échelon)       

Laboratory: (Founder-Director of the) Centre de Recherches de Poïétique Comparée     (SDI 5840 : CNRS)

Adjunct Professor of South Asian Area Studies at the American Graduate School of International Relations & Diplomacy, American University of Paris (2003-2004)

 

EDUCATION (Certificates, Diplomas, & Degrees)

 

I - State Doctorate:   Docteur d'Etat ès lettres et sciences humaines

                   (6 March 1987)

        Grade:         Très Honorable à l’unanimité                                                            

        Speciality:    Aesthetics (poïetics)

                              University of Paris-I-Panthéon-Sorbonne

 Dissertation:       Etude comparée des littératures nationales et/ou officielles de la Malaisie et de Singapour, 2 vols., 2007, 1152p. (Université de Charles de Gaulle-Lille-III : Atélier national de la réproduction des thèses)                  

  Directors:          Professor René Etiemble, Institute of General and Comparative Literature, University of Paris-III-Sorbonne-Nouvelle

                    and Professor René Passeron,  Panthéon-Sorbonne-C.N.R.S.

 

Conversion of Doctorat de 3ème Cycle into Doctorat d’Etat in February 1982 at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University (Viva scheduled for June 3, 1983 postponed sine die at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle due to jury mishap}

 

Admitted to Second-Year Doctoral Programme at the Department of General and Comparative Literature (L.G.C.), Sorbonne-Nouvelle University 1975

CERTIFICAT d’APTITUDE au Certificat d’Etudes Supérieures-C2 at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University June 1974. Grade : GOOD.

 

II - Seminars & lectures in philosophy and literature (1957/58)

                                   Summer semester at the University of Heidelberg,

                            and Winter semester at the Free University of West Berlin

Chair-Professor René Etiemble’s Comparative Literature seminar (1973/74)

                                   Institute of General and Comparative Literature,

                                   University of Paris-III-Sorbonne-Nouvelle 

       

 

 III - Master's Degree: Maitrise d'Enseignement d'Espagnol (February 1973)

        Grade:          Très Bien (Distinction)

        Speciality:           Spanish literature

        Thesis:           "Analytical Study of Pio Baroja's El Arbol de la Ciencia    

                                 as an Autobiographical Novel".

        Director:  Professor Louis Urrutia, University of Paris-VIII-Vincennes

                 

IV -  Master of Arts Course in Philippino-Hispanic Studies (Sept.71-February 72)

         Grade:     Sobresaliente (Distinctions in all 7 subjects : Composition, Phonetics: Morphology-Syntaxis & Phonology, Theory and Literary Technique, Spanish Literature, Spanish History & Culture, Introduction to the Hispanic World.  Placed First in Class)

                               Institute of Hispanic Culture, Madrid, Spain

V -  Licence:  Equivalence awarded in Spanish Literature (1972)            

                             University of Paris-VIII-Vincennes

 

VI -  Diploma in Hispanic Studies (June 1971)

         Grade:    Sobresaliente (Distinction and Extraordinary Prize) :

                        Spanish language, Spanish literature, Criticism of Literary Texts, Spanish Art, Spanish Philosophy, Geography, Hispanic History at University of Madrid (Complutense), Spain

      

VII - Diploma of the Official School of Languages, Madrid  

                 (September 1970)

          Grade:  Apto (only grade), 3rd and Final Year in Spanish Language and Literature (and Civilisation), Madrid, Spain

        

VIII –Advanced & Ordinary Levels: Cambridge Higher School Certificate (1953)  

                           [Advanced level: Economics and Public Affairs; World Affairs since 1919;[accorded in 1956]; General Paper, English Literature, Geography]  

[Approval of candidature for Part One of the B.Sc. (Econs.) Degree at London University, June 26, 1956 ]            

  

                    Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (December 1951)

          Grade:        Distinction (Grade One):

                            English, English Literature, History of the British Empire, Geography, Tamil, General Science {Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Botany} I & II (Advanced), Mathematics (Arithmetic, Algebra,& Geometry);Hygiene & Physiology -                                                                               

                              University of Cambridge, England

 

IX -GCE-London:  General Certificate of Education Examination

                  (May & November 1955)

           Grade:       5 subjects (4 advanced level: English Literature, British Constitution,  Ancient History [two subjects/different syllabi]: Greek & Roman; 1 Ordinary level: Tamil),

                              University of London, England

 

Other Courses and Diplomas

            

           Inns of Court School of Law, Council of Legal Education

         (Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn),

                           London, England

   

                   The Bar Part One Examination (September 1953 to May 1955)

           Grade:         Roman Law, Constitutional Law, English Legal System,

                               Law of Tort, Law of Contract, Criminal Law (3rd Class);

                                Roman-Dutch Law (2nd  Class)

                              

                             The Bar Final Examination (May & December 1956)

                    (Roman-Dutch Law (Special Subjet); Law of Sale; Criminal Procedure (2nd Class); The rest: Civil Procedure, Equity, Law of Trusts and Succession, Company Law, General Paper (Contract & Tort): (3rdClass)                               

                [Kept the three-year dining terms by the end of 1963]

           

Certificate of Academic Standing, The Bar Standards Board, London (2008)

    

          Four 4th-Year Courses in Spanish Literature & History (1971-72)

         Grade:        Sobresaliente (Very Good):  Historia de America;

                            & literature courses in the Siglo de Oro: Picaresque Novels, Don Quixote de la Mancha (16th century) at 

          Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

 

                              Course in Tamil Studies (June 1974)

          Grade:        Good & Very Good (7 subjects)

                     Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris

                                     

                               First year Chinese (Mandarin) at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (1 term : 1973) ; Université de Paris-VIII-Vincennes (1 term : 1974), and Université de Paris-VII (1988)

 

Languages (varied levels of proficiency)

                               Tamil, Malay, English, German, Spanish, French

                                  and the rudiments of Chinese-pu tong hua (Mandarin).

 

Certificate of the International Teacher Training Institute, London, February 1967 (Grade: Good)

 

Membership in Professional Societies

 

Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland (1964)

Koninklijk Instituut Voor Taal-, Land-en Volkenkunde, Holland (1975)

European Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies (1989)

Association for the Study of New Literatures in English, Germany (1991)

Center for Asian Studies-Asian Research Service, Hong Kong/Canada (1991)

Association for Asian Studies, U.S.A. (1991)

American Comparative Literature Association, U.S.A. (1992)

American Society for Aesthetics, U.S.A. (2003)                                 

Midwest Political Science Association,U.S.A. (2005)

 

Founder-Director & Organiser

 

Centre de Recherches de Poïétique Comparée/ Research Centre in Comparative Poietics (1988)

Centre de Recherches sur les Etudes Asiatiques/ Research Centre for Asian Studies (2000)

Les bêtes noires (Baseball Club, Fresnes-94, France) 1985

General Secretary & Organiser of the Premier Colloque International de Poiétique (1988)

 

Founder-Editor

The Journal of Comparative Poietics/ Revue de Poïétique Comparée (1989)

The Asianists’ Asia (an on-line academic journal) 2000

 

Award: The Cardiff City Council voted a “ten guinea” award for my role as one of three chairmen during the Cardiff Commonwealth Poetry Conference held (in connection with the First Commonwealth Arts Festival) in the British Isles during September 1965.

 

Areas of Specialisation

    -Comparative Literature: English, American and Commonwealth Literatures, with special reference to Malaysian and Singaporean literatures; Tamil literature; Malay literature; Spanish literature.

     -Aesthetics and Comparative Poïetics.

     - Asian Studies, especially South & Southeast Asia (Area Studies). 

 

Career: 1942 - 2004

 

(Excepting four years of secondary school attendance in Klang and Kuala Lumpur from 1946 - 1949, I have been working from the age of nine. Never went on the dole, not even once.)

 

1942-45: Goat & cowherd, farmworker and railway employee

1950-53: Secondary School Teacher (Chung-Hwa Middle School, St. Aloysius’s School, Vivekananda School) and private tutor (Kuala Lumpur/Mantin/Seremban)

1954: [Turned down a government scholarship to do a P.P.E. degree at Oxford University]    

Reporter for the national daily in English, The Malay Mail  (Kuala Lumpur)

1955-56:  Clerk: Inland Revenue Department (Hammersmith, London)

1956-57: Various temporary manual jobs (London)

1957-58: Farmworker and labourer in a forest (Germany)

1958-59: Cook, dishwasher, etc. (London)

1959:  Clerk in-charge of out-of-print books at Harrods Ltd. (Knightsbridge, London)

1960: Factory work: loading and unloading; private tutor (Schwäb. Hall, Germany)

1960:  Courier at the American Forces Army H.Q. (USRAER) in Heidelberg (Germany)

1960-61: Instructor in English and American literatures with the European Division of the University of Maryland, Heidelberg (Germany) [Turned down a Fullbright (for 5 years) to do a Ph.D. in English at College Park campus in Maryland, USA.

1961: Research grant to do research in Southeast Asia, awarded by the

            Congress for Cultural Freedom, Paris ( France)

1961-62: Stringer for Radio Singapore and Radio Malaya

1962: Reporter (Special Correspondent) for the national daily in English, The Malayan Times  (Kuala Lumpur)

1961-63: Editor and  representative for the publisher, Rayirath (Raybooks) Publications (Kuala Lumpur & London)

1964: Writer (on commission) for a London publisher (London)

1964-65: Foreign Correspondent  for The Straits Times Press Group  (London)

1965: Lecturer on Commonwealth Affairs, especially on South and Southeast Asia, for the Commonwealth Institute (London)

1966: Various office jobs, including accounts clerk (Inland Revenue Dept., Maida Vale & Camden Town, London)

1967:  Reporter/Contributing Editor) for Guidepost, Hilton Hotel Magazine, MeliaHotel Magazine, Sunny Spain, etc. (Madrid, Spain)

1968-69: Teacher of English at Colegio Claret (Madrid: Sept. 1968- August 69)

1967-72:  Tutor in technical English for doctors in the following hospitals: Puerta del Hierro, La Paz, La Concepcion and Francisco Franco Ayuntamiento Hospital, Dept. of  Anatomia-Patologica, Universidad de Madrid (Madrid)

1970-72: Tutor in technical English for economists/lawyers at Bank-Union (Madrid)

1972-73: Private Tutor and other temporary manual jobs (Paris)

1973: Appointed Research Fellow (Attaché de recherches) with the Centre National de la Recherche  Scientifique (C.N.R.S.), Paris, on October 1st., 1973 and 1973-83: Research Fellow with the Centre des Recherches sur l’Asie, l’Afrique et les Tiers- Monde, Institut de Littérature Général et Comparée, Université de Paris-III-Sorbonne-Nouvelle, (Director : Chair-Professor René Etiemble )

1980: Promoted "Chargé de recherches" (placed first on the national competitive list) at the C.N.R.S. 

1981-82: Taught “Commonwealth Literature" at the Institute of English-Speaking Countries, Université de Paris-III-Sorbonne-Nouvelle to master's and doctoral students

1982-83: Taught a doctoral seminar (D.E.A.) on "Commonwealth Literature", Université de la Sorbonne-Nouvelle

1983-86 : Research Fellow with the Centre de Poétique Comparée, Institut National de Langues et  Civilisations Orientales, Université de Paris-III-Sorbonne-Nouvelle, (Directors: Professors Jacques Roubaud & Léon Robel).

1985 : Appointed Civil Servant : Chargé de recherche Titulaire 1er Classe", Jan.1, 1985.

1986-88 : Research Fellow with the Philosophie de l’Art et de la Création (U.A. 1087), a Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique laboratory at the Institut d’Esthétique et des Sciences de l’Art, Université de Paris-I-Panthéon- Sorbonne ( Director : Professor René Passeron), April 1986.

1988-94 :  Founder-Director  of the Centre de Recherches de Poïétique Comparée (SDI:15840), a CNRS laboratory, and the Journal of Comparative Poietics (1989).

1994- 1998: Research Fellow with the Insulinde dans son contexte eurasiatique, a CNRS laboratory (URA 1074) at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris  

1998: Retired (mandatory retirement) on August 1st., 1998

2003 >: Adjunct Professor of South Asian Area Studies, American Graduate School of International Relations & Diplomacy, American University of Paris

 

 

 

Talks/Lectures at Seminars, Colloquiums, Congresses, etc.

 

1) The Malayan Independence Conference.

Delegate-speaker. "In the Sense of Direction", paper on the future of Malaya's national literature, London, England, August 1957.

 

2)  The British Centre.

Lectured on: "The Two Phases of Malaya", West-Berlin, Germany, May 12, 1958.

 

3)  Amerika-Haus (United States Information Center).

Lectured on: "The Role of Communalism in South East Asian Politics", Heidelberg, Germany, June 13 & 20, 1960.

 

4)  Radio-Singapore et Radio-Malaya:

13 programmes of 40-minute duration each on Malayan and Singaporean writers and poets, March-April 1962.

 

5)  The University of Malaya Literary and Dramatic Association.

Invited to talk on: "Modern Malayan Writing", University of Malaya, Pantai Valley,Kuala Lumpur,  November 12,1962.

 

6)  First Commonwealth Poetry Conference (Commonwealth Arts Festival 1965). Invited delegate, one of three chairmen and organisers, Cardiff, Wales, September 21-26, 1965. (Received “Ten Guineas” award from the Cardiff City Council for my role in the conference.) Introduced and read poems from “How the Hills are Distant” by Wong Phui Nam.

 

7)  Royal Court Theatre Poetry Festival.

Invited reader of Malaysian and my own poems, under the aegis of the Commonwealth Arts Festival in London, September 1965.

 

8)  Discussion on the Commonwealth Arts Festival 1965 (on the B.B.C.)

Invited, programme recorded on October 19, 1965.

 

9)  Several Conferences organised by the Commonwealth Institute of London:

The Diocesan Training College, Derby; Wanstead High School, London; Sloane School, London; Carlisle Grammar School, Southshields; Stoke Rochford, Reading, etc., lectured on socio-political and cultural problems pertaining mainly to South and Southeast Asia in relation to the Commonwealth, 1965.

 

10)  Centre de Poétique Comparée, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Université de Paris-III-Sorbonne-Nouvelle.

Lectured on - "Le pantun: étude de structure",  November 18, 1983.

 

11)  Centre de Poétique Comparée, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris-III-Sorbonne-Nouvelle.

Lectured on - "Le pantun: origine, similitudes, influences", November 25, 1983.

 

12)  Centre de Poétique Comparée, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris-III-Sorbonne-Nouvelle.

Lectured on -"Le pantun: extension et analyse métrique", February 3, 1984.

 

13)  Centre de Poétique Comparée, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris-III-Sorbonne-Nouvelle.

Lectured on - "Cinq paysages: poétique tamoule classique", March 9, 1984.

 

14)  Centre de Poétique Comparée, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris-III-Sorbonne-Nouvelle.

Lectured on - "Cinq paysages: poétique tamoule classique" (continuation), April 20, 1984.

 

15)  Centre de Recherches Linguistiques sur l'Asie Orientale, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales: colloquium - Journées de linguistique d'Asie Orientale.

Paper entitled: "A Comparative Study of Tamil and Malay: Resemblance, Divergence and Influence",  June 5, 1986.

 

16)  Philosophie de l'Art et de la Création, Institut d’Esthétique et des Sciences de l’Art, Université de Paris-I-Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Lectured on - "Le pantun: introduction et étude du détournement", November 13, 1986.

 

17)  Centre de Recherches Linguistiques sur l'Asie Orientale, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales: colloquium - 3ème Journées de Linguistique d'Asie Orientale. Paper entitled: "The Intermediary Vehicular Role of Tamil as a Significant Conveyor of the Global Indian Influence in the Malay Language",  June 24, 1987.

 

18)  Philosophie de l'Art et de la Création, Institut d'Esthétique et des Sciences de l'Art, Université de Paris-I-Panthéon-Sorbonne.

 Lectured on - "L'Inde classique et la philosophie de l'art", February 4 & 18, 1988.

 

19)  Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies Silver Jubilee Conference, University of Kent at Canterbury, U.K.

Paper on - "A Cross-Cultural Study of Shirley Lim's Poems and Short Stories: Connections and Contradictions between native and foster Mother Cultures", August 24-31, 1989.

 

20)  3rd Sri Lanka Conference, Centre for Asian Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

Paper on - "Tambimuttu: Poet, Critic and Editor/Publisher", April 3-5, 1991.

 

21)    Seminar on the Epic Poem "Manimekalai", Department of the History of Religions, University of Uppsala.

   Invited to give a paper on "Prosodical Analysis of the Epic: Manimekalai", May 28, 1991.

 

22)   Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English, theme: "Tradition versus Modernism", University of Essen, Germany.

Paper entitled: "Traditional Strengths and Weaknesses in the Striving towards a Modernist Poetics in the Works of Wong Phui Nam", June 12-15, 1991.

 

23)  Institute of Asian Studies "International Seminar on Tamil Buddhism", I.A.S., Madras, India and University of Uppsala.

Invited to give a paper on "Manimekalai - A Prosodic and Poetical Analysis", May 25-31, 1992.

Chaired a session and Invited to give a “valedictory speech” entitled: “Reflections on the International Seminar on Tamil Buddhism”.

 

24)  Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English, theme: "Defining New Idioms and Alternative Forms of Expression", University of Bayreuth, Germany.

 Paper entitled: "Problems of Linguistic and Stylistic Expression in a Multi-lingual Environment in the Works of K. S. Maniam", June 18-21, 1992.

 

25)  First International Conference of the Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English, Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford, Australia; theme: “ Factions and Frictions: Literature, History and Other Contra-Dictions ”.

Paper title: “ Problems of Recording Verisimilar Speech in Malaysian and Singaporean Writing: A Comparative Study in Traditional and Postcolonial Accomodations ”,  September 26-30, 1994.

 

26)  VIIIth World Conference-Seminar on Tamil Studies, Tamil University, Tanjavur, India; theme: “The Contribution of Tamil Culture to the 21st. Century ”.

Invited to give a paper entitled: “ The Extent of the Influence of Tamil on the Malay Language: A Comparative Study (Chaired  ”, January 1-5, 1995.

 

27)  Bharathidasan University, Departments of English & Social Sciences, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil-Nadu, India.

Invited to give a speech entitled: “ Poïetics: René Passeron and the French School ”, January 20, 1995.

 

28)  5th Sri Lanka Conference, University of New Hampshire, Department of Anthropology, Horton Social Science Centre, U.S.A.

Paper title: “Ananda K.Coomaraswamy’s Aesthetics: the rasa theory and the Hindu religious tradition in art - A Critique ”, August 10-13, 1995.  

 

29)  New Exoticisms in Literature, Film and Other Media in English, Department of English and German Philology, University of Zaragoza, Spain.

Paper title: “Poietics as the Exotic in Aesthetics”, March 21-23, 1996.

 

30)  European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies- SILVER JUBLEE CONFERENCE.

Paper title: “The Poietics of Translation”, University of Oviedo (Chaired a session on women's writing), Spain, March 26-30, 1996.

 

31) XV International Comparative Literature Association Congress.

Paper title: “CANKAM Poetry - in contrast to the TIRUKKURAL and the major epics: CILAPPATIKARAM and MANIMEKALAI – remains to this day as a unique repository of Tamil cultural memory, a distinctive literary genre which shores up the identity of the Tamil Nation as their special cultural heritage”, University of Leiden, August 16-22, 1997.  (Chaired a session on post-colonial literature re V.S.Naipaul.)

 

 

 

32) First International Skanda-Murugan Conference-Seminar.

 Paper title: “A Comparative Study of the Skanda-Murukan Symbolisms and the Nature Phenomena of the Yijing: A Philosophical Rapprochement of the Zhen/Qian and Murukan/Siva Duopoly”, Institute of Asian Studies, Chennai, India, December 26 to 31, 1999. (Chaired a session & Delivered the “valedictory speech” at the conference.)

 

 

33) Singapore Global Dialogue

Invited to attend the meetby the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, September 23 to 24, 2010. &

 

 

     Bibliography of Publications (books)

              

                                by T.Wignesan

 

Poetry

 

1) Tracks of a Tramp (A First Collection of Poems 1951-1961). 

       Kuala Lumpur-Singapore: Rayirath Publications, 1961.

 

2) tell them i'm gone (A Second Collection of Poems),1984.

            ISBN 2-904428-07-0.

 

3) back to background material (Selected Poems 1986-993),  

        1993.  ISBN 2-904428-11-9.

 

4) longhand notes (a binding of poems).1998 ISBN 2-904428-4-3.

 

5) Words for a Lost Sub-Continent. (2002)

 

6)Declining Change. (1986)

 

7) Poems X-plus. (2000)

 

 Essays/Stories

 

7) The Malaysian Malaise: A Personal Journey out of the Maze. (A Memoir), 1983. ISBN 2-904428-05-4.

 

8) Disquisitions on Poïetics, 1992. ISBN 2-904428-10-0.

Poietics: Disquisitions on the Art of Creation. Allahabad, India: Cyberwit.net, 2008, xiii-214p. ISBN 978-81-8253-104-8

 

9) mere deaths and the mostly dead, 1993. (Collection of Short Stories) ISBN 2-904428-12-7.

    Mere deaths and the mostly dead (A Collection of Six Long and Four Short Stories).  Allahabad, India: Cyberwit.net, 2008, vii-275p. ISBN 978-81-8253-122-2

 

10) Selected Essays: 1989-1995.  ISBN  2-904428-13-5.

 

11) Breaking Out: A Critical Miscellany.Paris:1999.ISBN 2-904428-15-1.

 

12) Victorian (pen-in-cheek) Vignettes, 2000-2002. (Online:

        Victorian Times & http://www.stateless.freehosting.net/vignettes.htm)

Victorian (pen-in-cheek) Vignettes & Tales (not so tall) of Timmy (the not-so-very polite) Malaya Hall Cat in London.  Allahabad, India: Cyberwit.net, 2008, xv-207p. ISBN 978-81-8253-107-9

 

13) Rama and Ravana at the Altar of Hanuman: Studies in Tamil Topics. Chennai, India: Institute of Asian Studies, 2006, xii-439. ISBN 81-97892-32-3

      Rama and Ravana at the Altar of Hanuman: On Tamils, Tamil Literature & Tamil Culture. Allahabad, India: Cyberwit.net, 2008, xiv-750p. ISBN 978-81-8253-100-0  

 

14) Sporadic Striving amid Echoed Voices, Mirrored Images and Stereotypic Posturing in Malaysian-Singaporean Literatures.  Allahabad, India: Cyberwit.net, xix-244p. ISBN 978-81-8253-120-8

 

Novels

 

15) The Night Soil Man. 1967. ISBN 2-904428-03-8.

       The Night Soil Man. Allahabad, India: Cyberwit.net, 2008, v-193p.

         ISBN 978-81-8253-124-6.

16) K for. 1968. ISBN 2-904428-04-6.

17) The Detained, 1990. ISBN 2-904428-09-7.

18) Heidelberg, A Mountain of Shrubs. (A Novel) 2004-2005. (Online: "The Asianists' Asia" Vol. IV & http://www.stateless.freehosting.net/AA4WignesanHeidelberg.htm)

 

 

 

Plays

 

19) The Tenant in the Body (A Play in Two Acts), 1960.

          ISBN 2-904428-08-9.

20) The Farmer’s Boy. (Stages by the Chung Hwa Middle School, Seremban) 1953.   

 

Anthologies

 

21)Bunga Emas: An Anthology of Contemporary Malaysian Literature, 1930-1963. London: AB & Raybooks, 1964, 272p. (Edited)

 

22)Fire Readings: A Collection of Contemporary Writing from the Shakespeare & Company Fire Benefit Readings,

Boston-Paris:1991. (Co-edited)ISBN 2-908171-07-4.

 

M.A Thesis : Mémoire de maîtrise (in Spanish)

 

23) Etude analytique de l'Arbre de la Science en tant que roman autobiographique de Pio Baroja, 1973.(Université de Paris-VIII).  Dépôt légal 73-15887.

 

Doctoral Dissertation : Thèse de doctorat d'Etat (in French)

 

24) Etude comparée des littératures nationales et/ou officielles de la Malaisie et de Singapour depuis 1941.(Université de Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne). Université de Lille:1988. 3 tomes/3 vols. ISSN:0294-1767. Doctorat d'Etat. 87/PA01/0522. Microfilms.

 

Etude comparée des littératures nationales et/ou officielles de la Malaisie et de Singapour depuis 1941. (Université de Paris-

Panthéon-Sorbonne-I). Université de Lille-ANRT: 2007, 1152p. 2 Vols. ISBN 978-2-7295-6490-2

 

 

Journals (Editor):

 

25) Revue de Poïétique Comparée/The Journal of Comparative Poïetics, Vol.I,N°1(1989/90); N°2&3(1991), Vol.II, N°1(1992). ISSN 0992-566X. (Bilingue: français-anglais)

 

26) Guest Editor : Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies, Vol. XVII, n° 2 (Chennai, India), Special Issue – March 2000, pp. xii- 174.

 

27) The Asianists’ Asia (A Magazine Site for Asianophone Countries), Vol. 1 (Paris), 2000; Vol. 2, 2001; Asianists Asia Supplement, 2001.

     Online: http://stateless.freehosting.net/1titlecontents.htm 

 

28) Asianists’ ASIA (Special Edition Vol. 5). Allahabad, India: Cyberwit.net, 2009, xii-188p. ISBN 978-81-8253-

 

Other (unrevised) works

 

29) A Biographical History of India, 1964.

 

30) The God-Daughters: A Study of Concubinage in the Far East, 1964.

 

31) Turn Back and be Damned Again  (a novella), 1960.

 

32) Monsieur le Professeur ( a play), 1989.

 

 

 

33) The Smell of Piss and Shit in Your Pants (A Bio-Psychological Exposure of a Vietnam War Veteran), 2009.

 

© T.Wignesan December 23, 2010  - Paris, France

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

                 on

        Malaysian-Singaporean Studies

 

                                                              by T.Wignesan

I - Memoirs

 

1. Victorian (pen-in-cheek) Vignettes & Tales (not so tall) of Timmy (the not so very polite) Malaya Hall Cat in London. Allahabad, India: Cyberwit.net, 2008, xv-207p. ISBN 978-81-8253-107-9

                                                                                                       

2. The Malaysian Malaise: A Personal Journey out of the Maze. (A Memoir), 1965. Revised 1983. ISBN 2-904428-05-4.

 

II - Novels (Trilogy – set in Malaysia)

 

3. The Night Soil Man. Allahabad, India: Cyberwit.net, 2008, v-193p.

         ISBN 978-81-8253-124-6.

4. K for. 1968. ISBN 2-904428-04-6.

5. The Detained, 1990. ISBN 2-904428-09-7.

 

III - Plays

 

6. The Farmer’s Boy  (Performed in Seremban, Malaysia, by the Chung

                                               Hwa Middle School, 1953)

 

IV - Anthology

 

7. Bunga Emas: An Anthology of Contemporary Malaysian

    Literature, 1930-1963. London: AB & Raybooks, 1964, 272p. (Edited)

 

V - Dissertation  (in French)

 

8. Etude comparée des littératures nationales et/ou officielles de la Malaisie et de Singapour depuis 1941.(Université de Paris-I-Panthéon-Sorbonne). Université de Lille:1988. 3 tomes. ISSN:0294-1767. Doctorat d'Etat. 87/PA01/0522. [Check the following URL: http://www.anrtheses.com.fr/catalogue/scat_3147.htm]

 

Etude comparée des littératures nationales et/ou officielles de la Malaisie et de Singapour depuis 1941. (Université de Paris-

Panthéon-Sorbonne-I). Université de Lille-ANRT: 2007, 1152p. 2 Vols. ISBN 978-2-7295-6490-2

 

9. Sporadic Striving amid Echoed Voices, Mirrored Images and Stereotypic Posturing in Malaysian-Singaporean Literatures.  Allahabad, India: Cyberwit.net, xix-244p. ISBN 978-81-8253-120-8

 

 

SELECTED ARTICLES/CRITIQUES IN NEWSPAPERS, REVIEWS/JOURNALS AND BOOKS

 

1. “S. Rajaratnam, His Land and Rural Folk Themes”, in  Malayan Times (Kuala Lumpur), 6 May, 1962, p.2, A-D (in the series: Portraits of Malayan Writers)

 

 

2. “Lee Kok Liang's World of Fiction", in Malayan Times (Kuala Lumpur), 13 May, 1962, p.2, A-D (in the series: Portraits of Malayan Writers)

 

3."More a Romantic than a Realist" [Introducing Wang Gungwu’s short stories], in Malayan Times (Kuala Lumpur), 20 May, 1962, p.11, D-E (in the series: Portraits of Malayan Writers)

 

4."History and Development of the Short Story in English - Changes in Patterns of Creative Expression", in Malayan Times (Kuala Lumpur), 3 June, 1962, p.8, A-H (in the series: Portraits of Malayan Writers)

 

5. “The Origins and Scope of Tamil Literature in Malaya” [and Singapore] in T.Wignesan, Ed. Bunga Emas: An Anthology of Contemporary Malaysian Literature, 1930-63.  London: A. Blond & Rayirath (Raybooks) Publications, 1964, pp. 240-242.

 

6. "Malaysia: Its Foundations", commissioned by the weekly: New Statesman (London), 16 January 1964.

 

7. "From Yen to U.S." (Article on the painter Ibrahim Hussein), in The Sunday Mail, (Singapore-Kuala Lumpur),  18 October 1964, p.2.

 

8. "The Racial Situation in Malaysia", commissioned by the weekly: New Society (The Weekly Review of Social Sciences), London,  21 May 1965.

 

9. "Interpreting Our Culture: Why Laurels Must Go to the Painters", in The Sunday Mail, (Singapore-Kuala Lumpur), 10 January 1965, pp.

 

10. "Modern Indonesian and Malaysian Literature", in ASIA: A Handbook, Ed. Guy Wint. London: A.Blond, 1966, pp. 381-388.

 

11. "Asian and Australasian Artists in London", commissioned by the Central Office of Information (O.P.S. Division), London, 23 November 1966. (Article N° 1303/7: Overseas Rights)

 

12. "Literature in Malaysia", in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, N°2 (London/University of Leeds), 1966, pp. 113-123.

 

13."Malaysian Plays" (Communication), in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Vol. X, n°1 (London/University of Leeds), 1975, pp. 69-71.

 

14. “Malaysia and Singapore” (Critique of Malaysian Poetry), in the Journal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

of Commonwealth Literature, Vol. XIII, n°1 (London/University of Leeds), 1978, pp. 81-82.

 

15. "Critical Forum" (Critique of Malaysian bibliography), in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Vol. XV, n°1 (Oxford/University of Leeds), 1980, pp. 138-140.

 

16. "Religion as Refuge or Conflict and Non-Change: The Case of the Malaysian Writer in English", in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Vol. XVI, n°1 (Oxford/University of Leeds), 1981, pp.76-86.

 

17. "Invisibility or Marginality: Identity Crisis in the Literatures of Malaysia and Singapore", in Komparatistische Hefte, Vol. 7 (University of Bayreuth), 1983, pp. 53-68.

 

18. "Writing in Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei", in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Vol. XIX, n°1 (Oxford/University of Leeds), 1984, pp. 149-152.

 

19. Critique of The Honey Tree Song: Poems and Chants of Sarawak Dayaks by Carol Rubinstein (Ohio University Press), xxiii-380p., in The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. XLV, n°4 (University of California-Berkeley et University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), August 1986, pp. 914-915.

 

20. "Singapour: Cité du Lion? Ou Cité de Lee?", in Le Canard Lacqué (La Revue de l'Association ASIE-EXTREME of  the Institute of Political Science, rue Guillaume), N°3 (Paris), April 1989, pp.13-14 (with a cartoon)

 

21. Critique of Singapour 1959-1987: Genèse d'un nouveau pays industriel by Jean-Louis Margolin, in Third World Quarterly, Vol. 12, n°1 (London), January 1990, pp. 255-257.

 

22. "The Chimera of Malaysian and Singaporean Defence: A Preparation for Internal Strife", in Le Canard Lacqué (La revue de l'Association ASIE-EXTREME of the Institute of Political Science, rue Guillaume), N°4 (Paris), summer 1990, pp. 11-12.

 

23."Letter from T.Wignesan" (Critique of "Finding a Native Voice - Singapore Literature in English", in JCL, Vol. XXIV, n°1, 1989, pp. 30-48), in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Vol. XXV, n°1 (London/University of Reading), 1990, pp. 220-222.

 

24 .”Wong Phui Nam’s Poietics: Traditional Constraints in a Modernist Quest” in Proceedings of the 1991 Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English (University of Essen, Germany), 1993, pp. 271-280. 

 

25. “Poietics of the Pantun” in The Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies, Vol. XII, n° 2 (Madras), March 1995, pp. 1-15.

 

26. “Le Pantun, Le Détournement Créateur” in The Journal of Comparative Poietics, Vol. 2, n° 1 (Paris), 1992, pp.

 

27. “From Freak to Geek? Cultural Miscegenation: Connections and Contradictions between ‘Native’ and ‘Foster’ Mother Cultures in Shirley Lim’s Writings” in The Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies, Vol. XIII, n° 1 (Madras), September 1995, pp. 45-56. 

 

28.  Problems of Recording Verisimilar Speech in Malaysian and Singaporean Writing: A Comparative Study in Traditional and Postcolonial Accomodations”. [Paper given at the New Literatures in English Conference at Flinders University, South Australia, September 1994.  Published in “Asiatic, Vol. I”, On-line magazine Ed. by Muhammad Quayum. Kuala Lumpur: International Islamic University Malaysia, 2007.

 

29. “Na Tian Piet’s Shaer of the Late Sultan Abu Bakar”, translated with an Introduction (and Notes)  by T.Wignesan” in The Gombak Review, Vol. 4, n° 2 (International Islamic University Malaysia), 1999, pp. 101-121.

 

30. “The Forlorn Destiny of a Malay Nationalist Precursor: ‘Isako-san’ Haji Muhammad”, in Writing a Nation: Essays on Malaysian Literature/s.  Edited by Nor Faridah Abdul Manaf and Mohammad A. Quayum. Kuala Lumpur: International Islamic University Malaysia, 2008.

 

31. “ ‘Escape/Escapade’ or Literary Insurgency? under Japanese Rule:  the Inchoate Genesis of English Writing in Malaysia and Singapore” in Critical Essays in Malaysian-Singaporean Literatures. Edited by Mohammad A.Quayum & Wong Phui Nam. General Editor: Edwin Thumboo. Projected date of publication: June 2009.   

 

© T.Wignesan 1957 - 2004-04-21

 

 

 

Published Essays, Articles, & Critiques on Tamils, Tamil Writers & Poets, Tamil Literature (Classical & Modern), Arts & Culture, Religion & Philosophy

 

 [Revised version published as a collection in Rama and Ravana at the Altar of Hanuman: On Tamils, Tamil Literature & Tamil Culture. Allahabad: Cyberwit.net, 2008, xiv-750p. First published by the Institute of Asian Studies, Chennai, in 2006, xiii-439p.]     

           

                       by

                            T.Wignesan

 

1. Ananda Coomaraswamy’s Aesthetics: the rasa theory and the Hindu religious tradition in art - A Critique”. This paper was published in the Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies, Vol. XIV, N°1 (Chennai, India), September 1996, pp. 15-38. It was first given as a paper at the 5th Sri Lanka Conference held at the University of New Hampshire in August 13-15, 1995.

 

2. “Tambimuttu: Poet, Critic, Editor/Publisher”. Paper given at the Third Sri Lanka Conference held at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 3-5, 1991, and published in LANKA: Studies in Lankan Culture, N° 6 (Uppsala University), December 1991, pp. 22-31. (The published version contains a great many printing errors.) {Cf. also “Tambimuttu: A Prince Among Poets” in Journal of Eelam Studies, 3 (London), Fall 1989, pp. 34-61, to be included in this page later on.]           

 

3.  “Satire and Didacticism in’s Manita Taricanankal (Glimpses of Humanity): the nurture of an autodidact, his life, style and works”. Article published in the Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies, Vol. XV, N° 1 (Chennai), September 1997, pp. 37 – 52.

 

4. « Akastiyar’s Irunillulle  » Jaffna: Ananta Accakam, 1968, 124p. [other stories: « Nencilitta neruppu » and « Nespre... » [Speech given on the occasion of the first anniversary of the author’s death in Paris.]

 

5. “Was Akastiyar (1926 - 1995) Nobel-isable” [Published in S. Akastiyar Ninaivu (Paris), 1996, pp. 19 – 22.]

6. “Kasiananthan:  Poet Laureate of Tamil Eelam.” This revised article which first appeared in a truncated and garbled version in Hot Spring: A Journal of Commitment, Vol. 3, N° 9 (London), December 1998, pp. 17 – 18, is given here with the necessary corrections in the biography, verified in person with the poet at his residence in Chennai, on January 11, 1999.

 

7.  Transcript of an “Interview with Mr. Appapillai Amirthalinggum”, the former General Secretary of the Tamil United Liberation Front of Sri Lanka,  together with the participation of Mrs. Mangaikarasi Amirthalingum, Head of the Women’s Section of TULF, which took place on October 12th., 1983, at 10 p.m., at 56, rue Rochebrune, 93100- Montreuil- PARIS, France

8. “Professor Christie Jeyaratnam ELIEZER – In Remembrance.”  [This piece first appeared in the Tamilnation web site in 2001.]

 

9. “[S.] Rajaratnam: His Land & Rural Folk Themes.”  [Published in the Malayan Times: Sunday Magazine, p. 2, (Kuala Lumpur, Malaya) May 21, 1962, in the “Malayan Writers” series edited by T.Wignesan.]

(Note: I wouldn’t today say the same things in the same way as I did then of the short story writer nor of the politician, of course!)

10. “The Yet Untold Story of Tamil Destitution.”  [Paper written for a conference of French politicians and intellectuals (Mr. Pierre Lellouch, M. P., and Special Advisor to the President of the Republic Jacques Chirac on foreign affairs responded most favourably in writing to the author on the subject) convened in Paris in 1996 and published by the Tamil weekly: EELANADU as a supplement in May 1996]

11. “Prosodic and Poetical Analysis of the Epic Poem: Manimekalai” [ Paper given at the first  International Conference-Seminar on Tamil Buddhism, held at the Institute of Asian Studies, Chennai India, on May 25 - 31, 1992, and published in Buddhism in Tamil Nadu: Collected Papers,  Chemmancherry, Chennai: Institute of Asian Studies,  1998, pp. 267 - 278. ]

12. « Aintinai : La théorie des "cinq paysages" dans la poétique tamoule classique. »  [Published in the Journal of Comparative Poietics, Vol. I, Nos. 2 & 3 (Paris), 1990/91, pp. 38 – 43.]

 

13. “A Comparative Study of the Skanda-Murugan Symbolisms and the Nature Phenomena of the Yi Jing: A Philosophical Rapprochement of the Zhen/Qian and Murukan/Siva Duopoly.”  [Paper given at the First International Skanda-Murukan Conference, held at the Institute of Asian Studies, in Chennai, on December 28 – 31, 1998 and published in the Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies, Vol. XVI, N° 2 (Chennai), March 1999, pp. 61 – 72.]

 

14. “The Sources of Cultural Memory in XXth Century Tamil Country.” [Paper given at the XVth International Comparative Literature Association Congress, held at the University of Leiden on August 16 – 22, 1997, and published in the Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies, Vol. XVI, N° 1 (Chennai, India), September 1998, pp. 49 – 61.]

 

15. “The Bhagavad Gita’s Philosophy of Non-Attachment and the Electronic Invasion of the Psyche in the 21st Century.” [Published in the Souvenir (Proceedings) Volume [Maanattu Cirappumalar] of the first International Conference on Hindu Solidarity, held at the UNESCO in Paris on June 27 – 28, 1998.]

 

16. “The First International Conference-Seminar on Skanda-Murukan”, 28 - 31 December 1998, Institute of Asian Studies (IAS), Chennai, India.  [Review published in the International Institute of Asian Studies Newsletter, N° 19 (University of Leiden), June 1999, pp. 16 - 17.]

 

17. “[First] International Conference on Hindu Solidarity” [Review of IHIS conference], 27 - 28 June 1998, UNESCO, Paris, France [Review published in the International Institute of Asian Studies Newsletter, N° 17 (University of Leiden), 1998, p.19.]

 

 

18. “Paratitasan, The People’s Poet:  Spokesman of Tamil Revivalist Patriotism.”  

Published in the Souvenir Volume of the 108ème anniversaire du grand poète tamoul : Baradidassane by Sampath Edouard de l’Association Les Perles de l’Inde, Villeurbanne, France, in May 1999, n.p.]   

 

19. “S. Jekanathan’s Eri Carankal.”  [Speech given on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of S.Jekanatan in Sri Lanka, organized by his brother S. Kuhanathan, former Director TRT-Tamil Radio Television and Eelanadu Editor, in Paris.] 

 

 

20. “The Extent of the Influence of Tamil on the Malay Language: A Comparative Study.” [This paper was given at the VIIIth World Tamil Studies Congress, held in the Tamil University in Tanjavur, India, on December-January 1994-95.] Published  in the Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies, Vol. XIX, n° 1 (Chennai), March 1999, pp. 5-20.

 

21. “The First International Skanda-Murukan Conference-Seminar, December 28 to 31, 1998 & Post-Conference Tour: Aru Patai Vitu,  December 31 to January 4, 1999.” [Published in the Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies, Vol. XVI, 2 (Chennai, India), March 1999, pp. 5-20.]

             

22. “World Tamil Anthem” published in Eelamnation on-line News Service on December 14, 2001.]               

 

23. “Valluvan” (supposedly) published in Third Eye, The Eastern University of Sri Lanka, December 30, 2001.

 

24. “The Urchin in Dr. Radhakrishnan Rd.” in Kuviyam (Focus), on-line English-Tamil magazine (http://www.kuviyam.com/), published in Canada, May 15, 2002.

 

25. “ Krishna’s Advice to Arjuna” in Kuviyam (Focus), on-line English-Tamil magazine (http://www.kuviyam.com), published in Canada, June 15, 2002. [This version as modified in my menupage.]

 

26. “The Virgin Trip” in Kuviyam (Focus), on-line English-Tamil magazine (http://www.kuviyam.com), published in Canada, April 15, 2002. [ First three excerpts serialised and then peremptorily discontinued.]

 

27. Text of “interview by Malaysian Business” magazine on T. Ananda Krishnan (article published in the December 16, 2002 issue) and “Letter to the Editor-in-Chief”, January 1st., 2003 (unpublished).

 

28. Interview with Ex-Senior Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore: S. RAJARATNAM Victorian Vignettes-X   [See Collection of Vignettes - Victorian (pen-in-cheek) Vignettes - X - The not-so-Victorious Return of a Victorian] .

 

A note on the author                    

 

 References to other published articles

 

1.               “Tambimuttu: A Prince Among Poets” in Journal of Eelam Studies, 3 (London), Fall 1989, pp. 34 – 61. [ Contains a great many printing errors, including a defamatory reference in the preface on the author.]

2.               “Bibliography of Writing in English by Tamils of Sri Lanka and the Eela Diaspora” in Journal of ROOT, 1 (London: Research Organization of Tamil Eelam), November 1989, pp. 21 – 23. [Contains no less than 120 printing errors.]

3.               “Origins and Scope of Tamil Literature in Malaysia” in Bunga Emas: An Anthology of Contemporary Malaysian Literature, 1930 - 63  , Edited by T.Wignesan. London: A.Blond-Rayirath Publications, 1964, pp. 240 – 242.

 

Unpublished Interviews (to be included)

1.               Veeramani, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader, video-taped during his visit to Paris in 1983.

2.               Nedumaran, the Tamil Nadu politician, video-taped during his visit to Paris.

 

[Composed and published in Paris, France, on October 23, 2001: last update.]


© T.Wignesan 2002

 

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Miscellaneous Publications Bibliographies: poems, short stories, articles, critiques, and references

                                                                               

                                                   by T.Wignesan

 

1. Edited “Malaysia” section in Young Commonwealth Poets ’65. General Editor: P. L. Brent. London: Heinemann in association with Cardiff Commonwealth Arts Festival, 1965, pp. 107-110.

 

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Articles-Critiques

 

2. “The Equestrian General” (Olympic Gold Medal winner Julio Garcia Fernandez in 1928) in  Panorama: Melia, (Madrid), 1967, pp. 7-9.

 

3. “The Time for Levity” (Feature on Xmas celebrations) in Panorama:Melia, Vol. 1, n° 2 (Madrid), 1967,

  pp. 18-19.

 

4.              “The Man with the Hard Day’s Night – The Sereno” in Guidepost (Spain’s American Weekly), October 6, 1967 (Madrid), pp. 14 -16. Cover page article. Republished in Sunny Spain (The H.U.S.A. Hotel Magazine), Vol.VII, n° 5 (Madrid), November 1967, pp. 20-21.

 

5.               “The Legend of Don Juan” in Guidepost (Spain’s American Weekly), Vol.X, N° 38 (Madrid), November 3, 1967, pp. 12-13. Republished in Sunny Spain (The H.U.S.A. Hotel Magazine), Vol.VII, n° 5 (Madrid), November 1967, pp. 17-18.

 

6.              “The Oldest Paintings in the Museo Prado” in Guidepost (Spain’s American Weekly), Vol. X, N° 38, (Madrid) November 3, 1967, pp. 24-25.

 

7.              “The Little Old Match Seller on the Corner” (Profile) in Guidepost (Spain’s American Weekly), October 20, 1967 (Madrid), pp. 17 & 32. Republished in Sunny Spain (The H.U.S.A. Hotel Magazine), Vol.VII, n° 5 (Madrid), November 1967, pp. 22-23.

 

8.              “The Spanish Authors Society Hosts International Conference” (Confederation of International Societies of Authors and Composers), in Guidepost (Spain’s American Weekly), October 13, 1967 (Madrid), pp. 17 & 28.

 

9.              “Madrid’s International Copyright Congress and What it Means” in Guidepost (Spain’s American Weekly), October 20, 1967 (Madrid), pp. 15 & 23-24.

 

10.          “A Chufa-Head Tells All” (On the drink called horchata) in Guidepost (Spain’s American Weekly), September 22, 1967 (Madrid), pp. 20-21.

 

11.          “ ‘Red Beard’ A Brilliant Offering from Japan” (Akira Kurosawa’s) in Guidepost (Spain’s American Weekly), December 8, 1967 (Madrid), p. 22.           

 

 

12. "The Chinese Community of Madrid", in Guidepost (Spain’s American Weekly), Vol.X, N° 42 (Madrid), 1 December 1967, pp.12-17. Cover story.

 

13. “Robert Curtis’ review of Bunga Emas (Communication) {Review in New Left Review, 31 (London) May-June 1965, pp. 102-105} in New Left Review, 35, pp. 111-112.  [It appears my reply was deliberately abridged to cover up the reviewer and editors’ near total ignorance of Malaysian writing. They confessed to me in person that they had their cannons trained on bigger game and that I got caught in between. A case of “when elephants tussle, the pelandok (a tiny Malaysian deer) gets trampled under hoof.” So much for the leftist sense of righteousness.]

 

14. "How Far Can You Go?" (Critique of the "Teach-in" on Saved by Edward Bond), in Peace News, (London), 3 December 1965, p.10.

 

15. "The Road to Wole Soyinka" (Review of The Road), in Afro-Asian Echo, N°7 (London), 1966, pp.17 et 23.

 

16. "Pakistani Novelists", in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, N°5 (London/University of Leeds), 1968, pp.119-120.

 

17. "Extrait d'un entretien avec René Passeron" (sur la poïétique), in The Journal of Comparative Poïetics/ Revue de Poïétique Comparée, Vol.1, N°1 (Paris),  1990, pp. 33-36.

 

18. "Gerard Sekoto [the South-African painter]: The poïetical comeback of an autodidact", in The Journal of Comparative Poïetics/ Revue de Poïétique Comparée, Vol.1, N°1 (Paris),  1990, pp. 4-12.

 

19. "Extract of an 'Interview-Conversation' with René Passeron", in The Journal of Comparative Poïetics/ Revue de Poïétique Comparée, Vol.1, N°1 (Paris),  1990, pp. 44-46.

 

20. " The Yi Jing, the Canon of Changes or Mutations" in Le Canard Lacqué (Revue de l'Association ASIE-EXTREME of the Institute of Political Science, rue Guillaume), N°5 (Paris), 1991, pp. 12-15.

 

22. "Disquisitions on Poïetics", in The Journal of Comparative Poïetics, vol. II, n°1 (Paris), pp. 3-49.

 

23. “ The Poïetics of the Yi Jing: the temps Principle and the Gregorian Calendar ” in Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Symposium on Asian Studies - 1992, Hong Kong: Asian Research Service, 1994, pp. 551-560.

 

24. “ T.Wignesan [Letters from Eric Mottram: September 3, 1957 - October 22, 1960 ]” in Alive in Parts of this Century: Eric Mottram at 70. Twickenham & Wakefield, England: North & South, 1994, pp. 15-19.

 

25. “The Exotic in Aesthetics: A Case Study of Poietics as the ‘Science and Philosophy of Creation’” in The Gombak Review, Vol. 5, n° 1 (Kuala Lumpur), 2001, pp. 1 -33, &  the Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies, Vol. XVII, n° 2 [Special Issue: March 2000 – Guest Editor: T.Wignesan], Chennai, India, March 2000, xii-174 p.

 

Articles on Malaysian & Singaporean Musicians, Actresses and the First Convocation Ceremony of the University of Malaya

 

1.              “Red Letter Day” (Editorial on the Prime Minister as Chancellor of the University of Malaya) in Malayan Times (Kuala Lumpur), June 16, 1962, p.?.

 

2.              “University Policy” (Interviews with Chairman of the University Council and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Malaya) in Malayan Times Special Supplement, Ed. T.Wignesan (Kuala Lumpur), June 16, 1962, p.?.

 

3.              “Today Sees the First Batch of Local Students Graduating” in Malayan Times Special Supplement, Ed. by T.Wignesan (Kuala Lumpur), June 16, 1962, p.?.

 

4.              “Tough Going for the Actresses: The Sleek Sloe-Eyed Look Fast Vanishing” in The Sunday Mail (Malaysians Abroad), Kuala Lumpur, November 1964, p. ?.

 

5.              “Energy Unlimited: Florence Wong back in London for recital” in The Sunday Mail (Malaysians Abroad), Kuala Lumpur, November ?, 1964, p. ?.

 

6.              “Singapore youths crash Western pop world” in The Sunday Mail (Malaysians Abroad), Kuala Lumpur, November 1964, p. 15.

 

7.              “Two Malaysian musicians who have made good” (Choo Hoey, the conductor, and Yu Chun Yee, the pianist) in The Sunday Mail (Malaysians Abroad), Kuala Lumpur, November 22, 1964, p. ?.

 

8. “His aim…to follow steps of Caruso” (Tenor William Thong) in The Sunday Mail (Malaysians Abroad), Kuala Lumpur, December ?, 1964, p. ?.

 

9. “Lolabelle (pianist) prepares for concert tour of Italy” (Portrait of L. Wee-      Wong) in The Sunday Mail (Malaysians Abroad), Kuala Lumpur, January ?, 1965, p. 21.

 

8.              “ S’pore man is star guitarist in London” (Portrait of Cyril Brett) in The Sunday Mail (Malaysians Abroad), Kuala Lumpur, January 31, 1965, p. 21.

 

9.              “From Radio Malaya Orchestra to the London Philharmonic: The success of a former S’pore violinist” (Portrait of George Apel) in The Sunday Mail (Malaysians Abroad), Kuala Lumpur, February 28, 1965,

      p. 19.

 

 

10.          “Kam Kee Yong ventures out as a composer” (Portrait of a violinist) in  The Sunday Mail (Malaysians Abroad), Kuala Lumpur, March 28, 1965, p.?.

 

 

Fiction

 

1. “Coal Truck”, “The Temple Drummer and Piper”, and “The Hindu” (Poems) in Forum Academicum (Organ of the University of Heidelberg and Mannheim Students Unions), N° 4 (Heidelberg), July 1958, p. 12. “Thuraiappah WIGNESAN”, introductory article by Eric N.W.Mottram (translated by Horst Taubmann) in Forum Academicum (Organ of the University of Heidelberg and Mannheim Students Unions), N° 4 (Heidelberg), July 1958, p. 13.

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2. “Paths in the Private Country” (Poem introduced by B.T.) in Diskus (Organ of the University of Frankfurt Students Union), Year 10 (Frankfurt), p. 11-A.

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3. “Unheeded in the Spread of his Name, Quaking”, “Fish don’t Bite”, “When All is Lost, Gone, and Broken” (Poems) in  Forum Academicum (Organ of the University of Heidelberg and Mannheim Students Unions), Year 12, N° 4/61 (Heidelberg), June 1961, p. 21.

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4. “First Lessons” (Short Story under a pseudonym: Ananga) in Malayan Times (Kuala Lumpur), June 10, 1962, p. ?

 

5. “A Pail of Water” (Short Story) in Malayan Times (Kuala Lumpur), June 17, 1962, p. ?

 

6. “Way Out Over Copland’s Appalachian Springs”, “Coal Truck”, and “The Death of the Hindu” (Poems) in Fire Readings: A Collection of Contemporary Writing from the Shakespeare & Company Fire Benefit Readings. Paris-Boston: Frank Books, 1991, pp. 36-38.

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7. “On Hearing that Ronnie…” in Mr. Hindmarsh is not writing a book (Poem as preface). Heidelberg: Friends of R.Hindmarsh, 1993, n.p.

http://stateless.freehosting.net/Collection of Poems

 

8. “Rule I by Eric Mottram: ‘Stop Writing Literature, You Garrulous Indian!’” (Poem) in Radical Poetics: Inventory of Possibilities, Issue One (London), Spring 1997, n.p.

http://www.stateless.freehosting.net/Rule%20I%20by%20Eric%20Mottram%20%20‘Stop%20writing%20Literature,%20You%20garrulous%20Indian.htm

 

9. “The Urchin in Dr. Radhakrishnan Road” (Poem) in Kuviyam (Online Tamil-English Magazine: http://www.kuviyam.com), Canada, May 2002.

http://www.stateless.freehosting.net/URCHIN.htm

 

10. “The Virgin Trip” (Long Story) in Kuviyam (Online Tamil-English Magazine: http://www.kuviyam.com), Canada, June 2002.

http://www.stateless.freehosting.net/VIRGIN.htm [Cf. Biblio of books above]

 

 11. “Krishna’s Advice to Arjuna” (Poem) in Kuviyam (Online Tamil-English Magazine: http://www.kuviyam.com), Canada, July 2002

http://www.stateless.freehosting.net/KRISHNAARJUNA.htm

 

12. “Victorian (pen-in-cheek) Vignettes” (Accounts of life among Victorians from the Victoria Institution in Kuala Lumpur since the Second World War) in

http://stateless.freehosting.net/Collection%20of%20Vignettes.htm  (Page set up by the Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pagekeeper: Mr. CHUNG Chee Min), and also partially published in Victorian Times in http://www.victorians.bizhosting.com/victimes19/ [Cf. Biblio of books above]

 

13. “Collection of Poems” (25 poems: to be augmented) in http:/stateless.freehosting.net/Collection%20of%20Poems.htm">: http://stateless.freehosting.net/Collection of Poems.htm  , ,

 

14. “Collection of Short Stories” (Five Long Stories: to be augmented) in http://stateless.freehosting.net/Collection%20of%20Short%20Stories.htm 

[Cf. Biblio of books above]

 

15. “The Night Soil Man” (A Novel set in Malaysia) in http://stateless.freehosting.net/NSMChapterI.htm  [Cf. Biblio of books above]

 

 

 

Reviews & Reportages

 

1. “An Excellent Idea but…Writers Conference Review” (First Malayan Writers’ Conference organized by the Ministry of Culture, Singapore) in Malayan Times (Kuala Lumpur), March 24, 1962, p. ?

 

2. “Pamela Brampton shines in local stage show about (Ostrovsky’s) ‘Scoundrel’” in Malayan Times (Kuala Lumpur), April 12, 1962, p. ?

 

3. “A Bouquet for Cyril Yorke’s First Ever Production in K.L.” (Review of Grand National Night by Dorothy and Campbell Christie) in Malayan Times (Kuala Lumpur), May 25, 1962, p. ?

 

4. “Can Can Girls Hit in Play” (Review of The Drunkard) in Malayan Times (Kuala Lumpur), August 21, 1962, p. ?

 

5. “Two Films Pinpoint Lesser Known Problems” (Review of documentaries: “Bulong and Bola” and “The Vital Link”) in The Sunday Mail (Kuala Lumpur),

(?)1965, p. 15.

 

6. “ Reflections on the International Seminar on Tamil Buddhism ” in Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies, vol. X, n°2 (Madras), March 1993, pp. 155-157.

 

7. “XVth Triennial Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association- 16-22 August 1997, Leiden, Netherlands ” in International Institute of Asian Studies Newsletter, N° 14 (Leiden University), Winter 1997 http://www.iias.nl/kreeft/IIASNONLINE/Newsletters/Newsletter14/General/14baxd11.html

 

8. “The Parting Minutes of a Man Who Saw Realisation of his Designs at Opening of Stadium Negara in K.L.” (Portrait of Director of P.W.D.: S. E. Jewkes) in Malayan Times (Kuala Lumpur), April 23, 1962, p. ?

 

9. “New Spirit Sways Workers in Estates: Tappers become Owners through Land Finance Development Coop.” (Account of rubber estates-tour with Minister Dato’ V.T.Sambanthan), Leader Article in  Malayan Times (Kuala Lumpur), April 1,  1962,

 p. ?

 

 

Listed in Reference Works

 

1. George Sampson, revised edn. By R. C. Churchill.  The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature, 3rd edn. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1970, pp. 743 & 744.

 

2. Ballyn, Susan, Kathleen Firth and Doireann MacDermott, Eds. Who’s Who in EACLALS (European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies),  Barcelona: PPU-EACLALS, 1995/96, pp. 65-66.

 

3. Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2002, 19th Edition. New Providence, N.J.: A Who’s Who in America Publication, 2002, p. 2347-B. Listed since 1989. (Cf. 20th edition) Cf. 2008 edition also.

 

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