Visions of eco-apocalypse in selected Malaysian poetry in English: Cecil Rajendra and Muhammad Haji Salleh

Agnes, Y.S.K. (2008) Visions of eco-apocalypse in selected Malaysian poetry in English: Cecil Rajendra and Muhammad Haji Salleh. In: International Conference on Literature and The Environment , 8-10 Nov 2008, Wuhan, China. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This essay examines the apocalyptic visions of two Malaysian poets writing in English, Cecil Rajendra and Muhammad Haji Salleh with special emphasis on ecological catastrophe and environmental wastelands. Rajendra's vision highlight human accountability and the ethical aspects of environmental destruction while underlying Muhammad's vision of a fragmented earth is the gradual loss of the Malay's unique ecological consciousness and inheritance. Clearly, although each poet may approach the notion of world's end from different perspectives, both express grave concerns about the environmental and cultural impact of a rapidly changing Malaysian landscape.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Apocalypse; Wasteland; Responsibility; Malay; Nature
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2014 02:44
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2014 02:29
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/9240

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