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[MCF2016] PLS: The [sub]Versions of Syair - An Evolving Eloquence

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Speaker:

Dr. Azhar Ibrahim

Department of Malay Studies

National University of Singapore (NUS)

This talk by Dr. Azhar Ibrahim will delineate the history and typologies of Malay syairs that have evolved over centuries. This narrative rhymed poetic form, which is one of the most commonly found throughout the Malay-Indonesian world, is still written and recited until today. He will also be elaborating on the functions of syair, and how its content can be subversive and still reflects contemporary social criticisms as demonstrated in the collection of Syair Kesaksian (the Syair of Witnessing).

Event Timeline
Sun Oct 23, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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Venue
MHC Auditorium
Tickets
Free Seating
Venue Address
85 Sultan Gate Singapore 198501 Singapore
Organizer
Malay Heritage Centre | Taman Warisan Melayu
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