Classical Malay Literature

The module explores the various forms which can be identified in classical Malay literature, such as folklore, historical romances, the legal digests as well the traditional verses of pantuns and the syair. The relationship between these art forms and society would be examined, with the aim of constructing the culture and worldview of traditional Malay society. The module also attempts at evaluation of the relevance and significance of classical Malay literature for contemporary Malay society and culture. The module applies the multidisciplinary approach to compliment relevant theories on literature and art.

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