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 and a Reader in Contemporary Literature & Thought. He works in the intersections of literature, philosophy, and the media; and has written nineteen books — including Reading Blindly, Living with ArtWriting Death, and in fidelity. He has also published in magazines and journals such as Qui ParleBerfrois, CTheoryFull Bleed, TimeOut, and VICE, amongst others — and has been translated into French, Japanese, Italian, 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 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 — »


Writing Women
On Blindness
Intelligence and Singapore Society
Singapore as "Model" City?
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.