Australian National University, International Women's Development Agency, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
6 April 2020 - 12:00pm
World leaders in poverty, gender equality and development policy will gather in Canberra in April to discuss the relationship between multi-dimensional poverty and individual characteristics such as gender, disability and age.
The ANU has many researchers who approach the history of violence and its legacies. From the ‘big bang’ and the formation of the universe, to the collapse of ecosystems, to neural imaging of trans-generational trauma, to requiems and elegies, to restorative justice initiatives, to battlefield tourism and re-enactment, to truth commissions and testimony, to reparations this topic can be interpreted from many angles.
Indonesia has recorded a worsening HIV epidemic among key populations (those most at risk of being affected by the virus), in particular among young men who have sex with men in large metropolitan centers for migration and employment (Jakarta and Bali).
This talk will give an overview of the portrayal and narratives of May 13 in contemporary Malaysian literature. I focus on novels written by Malaysian women writers who were born after 1969, who grew up in the “postmemory” of May 13. Juxtaposing their works with the post-1969 situation, I show how women writers employ a gendered articulation to remember May 13 and offer critiques to the racialised accounts of nationalism in Malaysia which are glutted with masculine fervours