[Blueboard] Kritika Kultura lecture on Javanese culture

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KRITIKA KULTURA LECTURE SERIES


Kritika Kultura and the Department of English


invite you to a lecture by


ANTONIUS HERUJIYANTO

on


JAVANESE CULTURE: WAYANG, LITERARY CRITICISM
AND THEORY OF KATRESNANISM


Wednesday, 31 January 2007, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Natividad Galang Fajardo Room, De la Costa Building
Ateneo de Manila University


ABSTRACT

This 'dialogue' is a further attempt to critically look into one of many
possible ways of understanding Javanese culture as seen in Wayang Kulit
(shadow puppet) and in the so-called Theory of Katresnanism (Pious Love)
as a means of seeing the world in peace through, among others, finding
the meaning of those considered as literary works.

The discussion is, however, delimited into dealing with two main topics:
First, the typical Javanese elements found in the Wayang such as the
Punokawan and Gunungan; second, the spirit implanted within Javanese
culture and represented in the so-called Theory of Katresnanism.

The first topic is meant to describe how Javanese people 'philosophically'
portray their true-self and the second one is dealing with how such a
self-portrayal is supposed to be exercised in their daily life, including
in the life portrayed in literary works.


BIO

Antonius Herujiyanto has been teaching in Sanata Dharma University since
1987. He graduated from the English Department of IKIP Sanata Dharma in
1987. His M.A. (1998) in Literature (English), majoring in Literature and
Cultural Studies was obtained from the Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University. He earned his Ph.D. in Literature
in De La Salle University (2000).

Most of his works deal with literary works, journalism and research. At
the moment he is a faculty member of the Department of Language and Arts
Education of Sanata Dharma University Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He has also
been working as a correspondent for BBC Monitoring, Caversham, UK since
2001.



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