RETHINKING INTERDISCIPLINARITY: A PERSONAL QUEST
The presentation will reflect on interdisciplinarity as a praxis in research and pedagogy that has been conducted in a deliberate manner or otherwise. Interdisciplinarity has been conveniently used as a means to break or bridge disciplinary boundaries to achieve a greater good for the society. Departing from this assumption, I will recollect snapshots of interdisciplinarity from my own study on four literary texts. The study has made me problematize the disciplinary boundaries of a literary analysis. It has also necessitated that I look into the sociohistorical aspects of the text production and frame the findings with a cultural study discipline. I will then discuss and reconstruct the workings of interdisciplinarity in my study while reflecting on how it has made the disciplines more relevant to the society.
Dr. Safrina Noorman, MA
Head of UPI Language Center