Communicating the Unspeakable: The Secret Codes of Indonesian Literature

Speaker: Dr Seno Gumira Ajidarma

According to the French literary historian Henri Chambert-Loir, 'to know and understand a group, its languages should be observed; not only the official or standard language, but also its code languages or "javanais"'.

In this lecture, Dr Ajidarma will focus on the history, development and socio-political contexts of various secret language codes in Indonesian literature.