5th ASLE-ASEAN Ecocritical Conference

Posthuman Southeast Asia

23-25 November 2023

Parallel Panel Session A

Day 1 - 23 November 2023

10:30 - 12:00

Panel A1 - English - Onsite @ E4-PD1 (Zoom ID: 91958004384)

"Vulnerability and Solastalgia in the Anthropocene" - Moderated by Zainor Izat Zainal


    Debajyoti Biswas (PhD) is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of English, Bodoland University. His areas of interest are northeast India, nationalism and identity, and the environmental humanities. His writings have appeared in journals like South Asian Popular Culture, English: Journal of the English Association, Journal of Narrative and Language Studies, […]


    Lily Rose Tope (PhD) is a Professor at the Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines, Diliman. She has a PhD from the National University of Singapore. She is the author of (Un)Framing Southeast Asia: Nationalism and the Post Colonial Text in English in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines and […]


    Jessa Amarille is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Humanities, University of the Philippines Tacloban College, where she teaches communication and literature courses. She earned a BA in Communication Arts from UP Tacloban in 2012 and finished an MA in English Studies (Anglo-American Literature) at UP Diliman. Her research interests include Chicana […]


    Hardev Kaur (PhD) is an Associate Professor at the Department of English, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Her research interests are African and Caribbean literature and trauma studies. E-mail: hardevkaur@upm.edu.my   Ecopsychology: Human Nature Bonding in Healing Trauma Abstract: In recent years, many studies have been conducted in various […]

Panel A2 - English - Onsite @ E4-518 (Zoom ID: 99367844142)

"Becoming Cyborgs: Posthuman and Transhuman Subjectivities" - Moderated by Rakesh Kumar Pankaj


    Cupidlyn Gravador has a BA in English and MA in English (Philippines). She is a Lecturer at Mae Fah Luang University (Thailand), where she teaches English and literature courses. Her interests include postcolonialism, transhumanism, and comparative literature studies. E-mail: cbgravador@gmail.com Joseph Reylan Viray (PhD) is the Director of the Research Institute for Culture […]


    Helmi Naufal Zul’azmi is studying a master’s degree in Media and Cultural Studies at Gadjah Mada University. He has been exploring fantasy science fiction from a posthuman framework for his thesis. His first article “Praktik Peliyanan dan Pendisiplinan Tubuh Lewat Bahasa Kekerasan di Percakapan Twitter” was published in Sasdaya: Gadjah Mada Journal of […]


    Hai Ninh Do (PhD) works at the Department of Vietnamese Contemporary Literature, Institute of Literature, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. E-mail: haininhdovvh@gmail.com   Humans, Cyborgs, Time, and Urban Life from a Posthumanist Perspective: The Case of Nhat Phi’s Novel The Hired Sleeper Abstract: Through the analysis of Nhat Phi’s The Hired Sleeper, this […]


    Leon Woltermann is a student of Southeast Asia at the Asia-Africa-Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany, focusing on digital society in Indonesia against the cultural and religious background of the country. He is interested in examining the interplay between innovation and tradition. He holds a BA in Southeast Asian Studies and MA in Digital […]

Panel A3 - English - Onsite @ E4-507 (Zoom ID: 95880689108)

"Multispecies Ethnographies in Southeast Asia" - Moderated by John Ray Hontanar


    Lu Li-Ru (PhD) is a Professor of English at National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan. Her research foci include English and American nature writing, early American literature, and 19th-century Taiwan studies. She is the author of Uncovering New Ground for American Nature Writing. In 2018 and 2022, her journal articles were published in SARE: […]


    Skylar Lindsay is a human geographer at the University of Bristol researching agrarian change and the production of commodities, quality, and value. He comes from a background working with local communities around infrastructure and development projects. His PhD research asks how coffee farmers in Vietnam work with value chains and agricultural science to […]


    Henrik Møller is a Carlsberg Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University. Møller’s research interests are contemporary China, Asian borderlands, and highland Asia, with a focus on development, commodity-chains, inter-ethnic relationships, human-nonhuman relations, and cosmologies. His recent publications include “Jade and Guanxi in China: Material-Social Congruity and Contingency” (2023) […]

Panel A4 - English - Onsite @ E4-508 (Zoom ID: 93989978987)

"Raising Environmental Awareness Through Eco-film" - Moderated by Nathan Snow


    Phacharawan Boonpromkul received a BA and MA in English from the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University. She is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University, Thailand, where she has been teaching since 2012. Her areas of interests include ecocriticism, environmental crisis in fiction, […]


    Giang Hoang (PhD) is a tenured Lecturer and the Head of the Arts Studies Department, Faculty of Literature, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University. She was a visiting scholar at Harvard-Yenching Institute and at the Harvard Asia Center. Her research centers on the relations between eco-cinema and the socio-political discourses […]


    Trinh Dinh Thi Vu is a Lecturer and Communications Director at the Center for Skilled Education and Community Communication (SECC), a social organization. She has created and directed projects like Green Hour, Dance for Kids, or Building Tottochan School. E-mail: dtv.trinh@hutech.edu.vn   Giờ xanh Must Return! Abstract: This will be a reportage film […]

Panel A5 - English - Onsite @ E4-509 (Zoom ID: 97129296912)

"The Nonhuman in Southeast Asian Children's Stories" - Moderated by Gayatri Pillai


    Simon Arsa Manggala has a bachelor’s degree in English Letters and a master’s degree in English Language Studies, from Universitas Sanata Dharma, Indonesia. He loves to read folktales and examine their linguistic styles. He is also interested in creative writing and the processes of story (re)production. He yearns to introduce Indonesian folktales to […]


    Diksita Galuh Nirwinastu is a faculty member of the English Letters Department of Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She earned a master’s degree in literature from the English Language Studies, Universitas Sanata Dharma. Her research interests are literature teaching, children’s stories, and digital literature.   Exploring the Agency of Animal Characters in an […]


    Eliezar Iñigo is a former instructor at University of the Philippines Los Baños. He has a bachelor’s degree in Philippine Studies from UP Diliman. A former participant of Darmasiswa Scholarship Republik Indonesia from 2019-2020, he is now a graduate student of applied linguistics at Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta. His undergraduate research, dealing with the […]

Panel A6 - English - Online @ Zoom ID: 99330296221

"Posthumanism as Resistance" - Moderated by Maria Anjelica Wong


    Ujjwal Khobra is pursuing a PhD in Posthuman Studies and the Anthropocene at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. She completed a BA in English Literature from Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi, and an MA in English Literature from the Department of English, University of Delhi. Her areas of interest […]


    Sophia Athena Ramos graduated in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines. She writes ecopoetry and makes zines. Her research interests include ecopoetry practice, transmedia literature, children’s literature, and uncreative writing. She cares for her 13-year-old cat and what her friends call an indoor gubat. E-mail: ramossophia22@gmail.com   New Ecopoetics in Protest […]


    Reshma Sanil is a research scholar at the department of Humanities and Social Sciences (English), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Her research focuses on the interdisciplinary realm of post-genomics and its material embodiment. Her work cuts across the theoretical aspects of posthumanism, material feminism, and feminist techno-science, as well as the medical humanities […]