Dr Adam Groves

Lecturer Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Dr. Adam Staley Groves is a Fellow at Tembusu College, National University of Singapore. He received his second PhD with the Centre for Modern Thought at the University of Aberdeen, having previously earned his MA and PhD degrees from the European Graduate School studying Media Theory and Continental Philosophy, and a BA in Mass Communication and International Studies from the University of Iowa.

In order to formulate a critique of contemporary technology and its claim on knowledge, Adam's research centers on modernist theories of poetry and the doctrine of imagination. Working from the inspiration of his mentors Adam seeks an ethics of the imagination.


Ways of Knowing: Poetry and Science
Intelligence and Singapore Society
Gaming Life
Biomedicine and Singapore Society
The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.