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PostSubject: LECTURE NOTES : MALAYSIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH   Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:26 pm

Malaysian literature in English

3 credit hour. Midterm exam. Poetry and short stories for midterm. 
Portfolio = group work 
Both =70% final exam= 30%
final exam on the 1st week of January 
Drama and novel for final exam. 3 plays 2 novels. 
Novel: echo of silence, green is the colour

Historical background
- short story :
Just a girl by lee kok liang
Mariah by Che husna
Go east by karim raslan
Arriving by ks maniam
Poetry: malchin monologue by salleh Ben joned
For my mother by Shirley lim 
Rainforest

Historical background

British colonization 
Role of English
Language of administration
Higher education 

In the 1920s books were written by british civil servant. 
1942 no form of writing due to Japanese invasion
1949 Singa by gurchan Singh & makan siap table tales of north Borneo
The compact : collection by UM major theme : sex & love

path in malaysian writer
Return to : village , bosom of companionship , seeking of ones personality, to ones home, Moment of suffering 
City life: challenges , rise and fall of life, man as individual, inherit new values, materialistic , alienation 

Poetry:
Personal
Based on own experience

Assignment portfolio 
2 in a group. 
Choose one Malaysian author
Autobiography : early childhood, education background , writing style and theme
Choose one piece of writing by the writer and write a critical analysis of the text. 

Assignment due sometime in October after midterm

Malaysian literature in English
Task 12/9 submit next Monday
1. Group of 4
2. Search for materials on :
- history of Malaysian lit in English : before independence & after independence
- identify the writers : types of writing, examples of writing & theme / writing styles
- discuss their contribution towards Malaysian English lit. 

  Lee kok liang, salleh joned, Ks maniam, Che husna

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