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Students will analyse and discuss selected works from modern Indonesian literature and film in a variety of genres, including novels, short stories, feature films and documentaries. Works will cover the Nationalist period to the present. The subject highlights the social and cultural contexts of literature and film and their historical and contemporary roles in framing Indonesian society. Particular emphasis is given to transformation in the lives of historical or fictional 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 be able to:
- Demonstrate familiarity with the major schools of literature and film in modern Indonesia and their relationship to Indonesian historical trends
- Analyse a number of important modern Indonesian literary works and films of various genres
- Evaluate and discuss a number of academic journals and articles on Indonesian literature and film
- Demonstrate increased global Indonesian language proficiency
- Develop a broader understanding of Indonesian culture and society through literary and cinematic appreciation.
- 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: 1 March 2024