Dr Jeremy Fernando

Lecturer Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Jeremy Fernando received his PhD from The European Graduate School, where he is the Jean Baudrillard Fellow. He works in the intersections of literature, philosophy, and the media; and his, more than twenty, books include Reading Blindly, Living with ArtWriting Deathin fidelity, and resisting art. His writing has also been featured in magazines and journals such as Arte al Límite, Berfrois, CTheory, Full Bleed, Qui Parle, TimeOut, and VICE, amongst others; and has been translated into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Serbian.

Exploring other media has led him to film, music, and art; and his work has been exhibited in Seoul, Vienna, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He has been invited to perform a reading at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin in September 2016; and in November 2018, to deliver a series of performance-talks at the 4th edition of the Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento in Buenos Aires. He is the general editor of both Delere Press, and the thematic magazine One Imperative — and can also be found at http://jeremyfernando.com/

He has been described by Hélène Cixous as « a natural inhabitant of the testament country. But not as a ghost: you seem to be highly alive as you ‘are’ writing death — writing death to death — »


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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.