Proceedings of the First International Conference on Communication, Language, Literature, and Culture, ICCoLLiC 2020, 8-9 September 2020, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Covid-19 Pandemic in Indonesian Indigenous Literary Works: Promising Cultures to Develop into a Before and After

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.8-9-2020.2301327,
        author={Antonius  Herujiyanto},
        title={Covid-19 Pandemic in Indonesian Indigenous Literary Works: Promising Cultures to Develop into a Before and After},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Communication, Language, Literature, and Culture, ICCoLLiC 2020, 8-9 September 2020, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICCOLLIC},
        year={2020},
        month={10},
        keywords={covid-19 literary works indigenous before_and_after wayang strategy},
        doi={10.4108/eai.8-9-2020.2301327}
    }
    
  • Antonius Herujiyanto
    Year: 2020
    Covid-19 Pandemic in Indonesian Indigenous Literary Works: Promising Cultures to Develop into a Before and After
    ICCOLLIC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.8-9-2020.2301327
Antonius Herujiyanto1,*
  • 1: Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: ant_heru@usd.ac.id

Abstract

This study is to deal with the covid-19 pandemic as seen in Indonesian indigenous literary works, highlighting their roles in the lives and cultures of the country. Not only is it to highlight the genres of the works, but it is also to reveal the deeper meaning of the disease seeping into the very works. The data used are selected from those works such as Dhandanggula, Ketoprak, and Geguritan produced during the pandemic in the country (December 2019 - May 2020). Looking into them using Stuart Hall’s Cultural Studies (1964) and Herujiyanto’s Wayang and Brechtian Strategy (2016), it is revealed that the pandemic and literary works in question promise to transform cultures in many uncertain different ways. They might be a makeover of the saying that l'histoire se répète'; when it takes place, however, it is rarely gentle but promising lives and cultures to develop into a BAA (BeforeandAfter).