Ms Coleen Angove

Lecturer Centre for English Language Communication National University of Singapore
(+65) 6601 1225 (Office)

Coleen Angove has taught at universities in South Africa and Singapore, most recently in the Ideas and Exposition Modules at UTown, where she teaches writing through popular culture courses on prizes and vampires, and most recently on The Detective. Although her first love is theatre, and specifically Shakespeare's plays, she has covered a wide range of English literature in her classes, from Restoration to Modernism. She has also been involved in teaching English to Law and Business students. She enjoys the dynamic of the classroom, and the energy and ideas that students generate.


Blood, Death and Desire, Interpreting the Vampire
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.