Faculty of Cultural Studies UB Held Arisan Akademik with HISKI
Lecturers of the Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) are expected to follow professional organizations to support their professionalism. This is important because lecturers not only conduct Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi, but also need to develop themselves and expand the network. Literature Graduate Association of Indonesia (HISKI) is one of the professional organizations in the field of language and literature. HISKI members include not only lecturers, but also literary practitioners. HISKI has a central board domiciled in Jakarta, as well as a commissariat board in the area, one of which is Malang.
The regular agenda of HISKI Komisariat Malang is a scientific discussion held by various universities in Malang with Arisan Akademik system. A total of 75 lecturers and literary practitioners of HISKI members were present on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Faculty of Cultural Studies Universitas Brawijaya.
This Arisan Akademik is an academic discussion held by universities in Malang Raya such as Universitas Brawijaya, State University of Malang, UIN, Ma Chung University, IKIP Budi Utomo, Kanjuruhan University, and other Universities. In her speech, the representative of HISKI Komisariat Malang, Dr. Sugiarti, M.Si. conveyed that HISKI expanded its wings in the academic field, namely pioneering journal of literary learning and initiation of joint seminars.
The theme of discussion in Arisan Akademik this time is Conflict Resolution in Local Wisdom Novels delivered by Prof. Dr. Soedjijono, M.Hum and Suryantoro, S.Pd., M.Pd., moderated by Yusri Fajar, M.A. In this discussion, Soedjijono said that Indonesia is rich in local wisdom novel with Nusantara’s narrative aesthetic norms. Unfortunately, the novels are viewed as weak due to lack of conflict. In the civilization of Nusantara, conflicts in literary works are muted, this is in contrast to the western cultural conflicts that tend to be celebrated. In conclusion, he conveyed that the value of novel local wisdom is not the plot, which has the complexity of conflict, but rather in the narrative unit that presents an extraordinary life experience and implies the grandeur of ideas, knowledge, and is metaphorical and/ or symbolic.
Hopefully, such academic activities continue to grow so as to create a good academic atmosphere. [MSH/PSIK FIB]