Dr Gwee Li Sui will lead discussions on George Orwells seminal novel, 1984.
Singapore poet, graphic artist and literary critic Dr Gwee Li Sui leads a thought-provoking discussion on George Orwells magnum opus, 1984. Published over half a century ago in 1949, the cautionary tale about state surveillance and big government has never went out of style, in fact enjoying a recent renaissance on bestselling lists driven by growing concerns over fake news proliferation, online data privacy, and the global rise of strongmen politicians.
Orwells ground-breaking story is a fictional metaphor with an outsized influence, with numerous references from the dystopian tale now in mainstream lexicon: big brother used to describe authoritarian behaviour; doublespeak a synonym for deceptive, euphemistic language. And surpassing these, Orwellian an adjective derived from the English novelists last name immediately brings to mind the absolute authority described in the world of 1984.
Join Dr Gwee as he journeys with you into this Orwellian world. Limited spaces, so register early for this stimulating discussion.