PROGRAMME DETAILS

Agama itu Canda atau Candu?

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

4 Nov, Sat 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House, Screening Room
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

Sesi ini dalam Bahasa Melayu
This session is in Malay

MODERATED BY

Md Imran Md Taib

DESCRIPTION

Agama sering dijadikan alasan atau sebab sesuatu keputusan itu dibuat sehingga mencetuskan kehadiran polemik serta perbalahan pendapat yang tidak mencapai sebarang konsesus. Apakah agama itu hanya candu yang menghidupkan manusia atau manusia itu yang mencandukan agama? Panel ini akan membincangkan peranan agama dalam sastera yang dapat mencerahkan serta menghidupkan manusia yang sedang dilanda gelombang agama yang memecah-belahkan ummah.


Light Through Darkness: Representing Faith In Literature

Religion is often cited as the reason why certain decisions are made, and this often results in polemics and disputes, many of which do not reach any consensus. This panel will discuss the role of religion in literature, specifically that which enlightens as well as rejuvenates those struck by the religious factionalism that is dividing the community.  

This session is in Malay.

FEATURING

Sa’eda Buang ialah seorang Pensyarah Kanan merangkap Penolong Ketua, Kumpulan Akademi Bahasa-bahasa dan Budaya-budaya Asia, dan Ketua, Bahagian Bahasa dan Budaya Melayu, Institut Pendidikan Kebangsaan, Universiti Teknologi Nanyang, Singapura. Minat pengajiannya merangkumi sastera bandingan dan pendidikan sastera, peradaban Melayu, pendidikan berasas pegangan agama dan kesaksamaan pendidikan. Beliau juga menulis puisi dan cerpen dan pernah meraih Hadiah Sastera, yang dianugerahkan oleh Majlis Bahasa Melayu Singapura, pada tahun 2003 (puisi), dan 2005 (cerpen dan puisi).

 

Sa’eda Buang is a Senior Lecturer-cum-Assistant Head, Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group, and Head, Malay Language and Culture Division, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research interests include comparative literature and literature education, Malay civilization, faith-based education and educational equity. She writes poetry and short stories. She won the Literary Prize, awarded by the Singapore Malay Language Council, in 2003 (poetry), and 2005 (short story and poetry).

Sa'eda Binte Buang is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Kathrina menerima ijazah PhD dalam bidang Penulisen Kreatif dari Universiti Manchester pada tahun 2011 dan sejak itu bertugas sebagai pensyarah dalam program Bahasa Inggeris di Fakulti Seni dan Sains Sosial, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Beliau telah menerbitkan kajian mengenai sastera Brunei, cerita cinta popular serta fiksyen Islam global. Pada tahun 2017, beliau menulis dan menghasilkan drama The Tudong Monologues, dan menerbitkan cerpen bergambar ‘The Halfling King’.


Kathrina received a PhD in creative writing from the University of Manchester in 2011, and has since been a lecturer in the English programme at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. She has published research on Bruneian literature, popular romance, and global Islamic fiction. In 2017, she wrote and produced the play The Tudong Monologues, and published the illustrated short story ‘The Halfling King’.

Kathrina Mohd Daud is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Ahmad Gaus

Indonesia

Ahmad adalah seorang penulis, peneliti, dosen dan aktivis. Pekerjaanya di Lembaga Sensor Film (LSF) Indonesia. Lebih dari 20 buku telah lahir dari tangannya. Sebahagian besar daripada bukunya bertema agama, politik, sastera dan kebudayaan.  Kini beliau aktif mengendalikan bengkel pelatihan menulis di pelbagai pesantren, sekolah dan kampus dengan menggunakan kaedah ‘WriteNow!’ yang diambil daripada buku karyanya: Writerpreneurship: Bisnis dan Idealisme di Dunia Penulisan (2013). 

 

Ahmad is a writer, researcher, lecturer and activist. He works at the Film Censorship Institute of Indonesia (LSF). He has written more than 20 books . Most of his books tackle religious, political, literary and cultural issues. Currently he actively conducts writing workshops in various schools and campuses using the ‘WriteNow!’ method from his book: Writerpreneurship: Business and Idealism in the Literary World (2013).

Ahmad Gaus is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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