Literature: Perspectives on Ecology and Multiculturalism

There are a number of criteria that qualify as Green Literature in a good writing prose and poetry. First of all, the language used many uses diction ecology, the contents of the work based on love on earth, the earth shattered sense of pain, anxiety expression in response to the destruction of the earth, against injustice on abuses against the earth and its contents (trees, mines, water , and air-human inhabitants), the idea of the liberation of the earth from destruction and implementation. So, not just satire. Rather, there must be action through ideas that can affect the mindset and attitude of society towards the destruction of the earth. Literary Green has the vision and mission of awareness and enlightenment that is expected to change the lifestyle of the destroyer became keepers care for the earth (go green).

Similarly, exposure core Dra. Naning Pranoto, MA, author and activist Green Letters of Rayakultura State of Educationand Culture, Jakarta in a national seminar entitled "Language and Literature in the Perspective of Ecology and Multiculturalism". The seminar was held in the PLA Building Seminar Room (Academic Service Center), Faculty of Languages and Arts, Yogyakarta State University (UNY FBS) on Friday (11/28/2014). National seminar attended by 350 participants was initiated by the Department of Language and Literature Indonesia FBS UNY and was officially opened by the Dean of the FBS, Prof. Dr Zamzani, M.Pd.

Besides Naning Pranoto, scientific gathering event was also enlivened by the other main speaker: Prof. Dr Heddy Shri Ahimsa Putra (UGM) who presented a paper entitled "Language, Pluralism and Multiculturalism; and Prof. Dr Suminto A. Suyuti (from UNY) with a paper titled "In the 'Poetry Karawitan' Narto Sabdo: Where Are Human Position?". In this plenary session of the seminar looked festive atmosphere which is characterized by a wide range of participants and interspersed bertanyaan laughter from all sides of the exposure of the main speakers. The plenary session was moderated by Dr. Anwar Effendi, M.Sc., a lecturer in the Department of Language and Literature Education of Indonesia.

After the Friday prayer, the seminar was followed by a parallel session, divided into two sessions. There are thirty speakers deliver companion paper topics as diverse, though still related to the main theme of the seminar, namely language and literature in the perspective of ecology and multiculturalism. The discussion is not only related to the Indonesian language and literature, but also about the Java language and literature, English, Arabic, and others including a number of studies anthropology and sociology. The participants, apart from Yogyakarata, also represented from various cities such as: Kendari, Mataram, Malang, Surabaya, Surakarta, Semarang, Cirebon, Jakarta, Riau, even Malaysia. The seminar participants even more diverse.

One of the participants, Henky from Flores and now works in Digul, Papua even helped enliven this seminar to inform about the marginalization of nature in their work Digul economic exploitation or aspect of capitalism. The man who is now engaged in further studies in Yogyakarta enthusiastically respond to this seminar, particularly in relation to green literature that was carried in this seminar. (Nur/HumasFBS)

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