Singapore University of Social Sciences

Singapore Malay Literature

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Schemes: To be confirmed

Language: Malay

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: To be confirmed


Synopsis

MLL317e Singapore Malay Literature aims to provide students with an overview of the development of Malay Literature post 1965. It will examine to what extent Malay Literature in Singapore is similar and different from the literature of the other Malay speaking countries. The module will trace the development of Malay Literature in Singapore as a center of Malay publication from the colonial days and the impact of independence on the trajectory of Malay Literary development. It will discuss critically the differences in the focus of literary works vis-a-vis that of the surrounding countries and it will also debate the notion of national identity impacting Malay literary works in Singapore.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • Introduction to Malay Literary Scene post Romanisation
  • Malay Literature in Singapore, Malaya and Sumatra pre-WWII
  • Merdeka and Malay Literature
  • Developments post WWII to 1965
  • Developments post 1965 and Early Years of Separation
  • Key Issues in Singapore Malay Literature
  • National Identity in Singapore Malay Literary works
  • Emerging Genre in Malay Literature in Singapore
  • The Future Trajectory of Malay Literature in Singapore

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the development of Malay Literature in Singapore post independence. (B2)
  • Describe the historical role of Singapore in the Malay Literary world and how this changed post independence. (B2)
  • Analyse the differences between the theme and focus of Malay Literature in Singapore pre and post independence. (B4)
  • Analyse the differences between the theme and focus of Malay Literature in Singapore pre and post independence against that of the other Malay speaking countries in the region. (B4)
  • Determine to what extent the differences in the development of Malay Literature in Singapore is due to a separate national identity. (B3)
  • Debate the future of Malay literature in Singapore. (B4)
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