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 successful completion of this subject, students should:
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 global Indonesian language proficiency; develop a broader understanding of Indonesian culture and society through literary appreciation.