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Students will read, analyse and discuss selected works from modern Indonesian literature in a variety of genres, including for example novels, short stories and poetry. Works will cover the Nationalist period to the present. The subject highlights the social and cultural context of literature and its historical and contemporary role in framing Indonesian society. Particular emphasis is given to transformation in the lives of literary protagonists and how these may reflect transformative moments in Indonesian society. This subject is conducted in Indonesian.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the subject, students are expected to:
- Gain familiarity with the major schools of literature in modern Indonesia and their relationship to Indonesian historical trends;
- Have read and analysed a number of important modern Indonesian literary works of various genres;
- Have read and discussed a number of academic journals and articles on Indonesian literature;
- Increase their global Indonesian language proficiency;
- Develop a broader understanding of Indonesian culture and society.
- acquire written communication skills though writing and class presentation.
- develop cross-cultural and cross-linguistic sensitivity.
- acquire critical thinking and analysis skills through recommended reading, essay writing and tutorial discussion.
- acquire research skills through competent use of the library, and other information sources and the definition of areas of inquiry and methods of research.
- develop critical self-awareness
Last updated: 3 October 2023