Environment on Javanese Literary Work: Exploring Cultural Convention and Harmony of Thinking

Arianti Khairina, Nanny Sri Lestari

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The nineteenth century brings about modernization around the globe and infiltrates many dimensions of life including Javanese literature. The Javanese society somehow begins being affected by the western literature, both writing techniques and the production of literature. Though it's believed since the beginning of time Javanese authors already able to create their literature based on their ability and familiarity with the tradition of writing literature, yet the influence still changing several things. Indeed, the distinctive tradition to write literature among Javanese artist has a great help in maintaining the tradition. So, when the western culture infiltrates the Javanese literary works, the situation is not so harmful enough for them. Javanese community has known cultural convention as their part of the tradition since many years ago. The convention includes the language code, literary works, and culture. Therefore, they manage to survive the influence from the outside. The long history of Javanese cultural convention manage to create a harmony of thinking in their life even though globalization influences their society and cultural heritage, yet, there is many lines of thinking which is too difficult to abandon including the convention perspective of Javanese author. Javanese author attached tightly with the cultural identity as well as their cultural convention. Since the Javanese community expresses their concerns through literary works, therefore, the purpose of this present study reveals the Javanese perspective of looking at the environment in their literary works. This study manages to show this is an exciting spot by exploring it this study able to see their time to time written literature regarding on environment both society and nature found expressively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012053
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2020
Event2018 International Conference of Innovations on Environment, Technology in Society, ICE-Tech 2018 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia
Duration: 10 Aug 201811 Aug 2018


  • convention
  • culture
  • environment
  • Javanese author
  • literary work


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