5th ASLE-ASEAN Ecocritical Conference

Posthuman Southeast Asia

23-25 November 2023

Parallel Panel Session B

Day 1 - 23 November 2023

13:00 - 14:30

Panel B1 - English - Onsite @ E4-PD1 (Zoom ID: 91958004384)

"Narrating More-than-human Movement in Southeast Asia: Land, Air and Sea" - Moderated by Lauren Rebecca Clark


    Lauren Rebecca Clark (PhD) completed a Leverhulme PhD at the University of Sunderland, with a dissertation on Irish advertising, consumer culture and literature (Peter Lang). She has taught in the fields of literature and linguistics in higher education institutions in Oman, Thailand, Hong Kong, and the People’s Republic of China. She publishes in […]


    Wasinee Sutiwipakorn Topoonyanont (PhD) is a Lecturer at the Integrative Center for Humanities Innovation, Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University. She obtained her PhD degree in Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies from SOAS University of London. Her research focuses on human-nature relationships in Thai literature, as well as on ecological concerns represented in […]


    Pasoot Lasuka (PhD) is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University.   The Narratives of Underwater Experience with Whale Sharks in Social Media Groups and the Issue of Climate Change Ignorance Abstract: This paper examines the narratives of underwater experiences shared by Thai free divers in their social media […]

Panel B2 - English - Hybrid @ E4-518 (Zoom ID: 99367844142)

"Vietnamese Ecocriticism" - Moderated by Chi Pham


    Giau Duong holds a bachelor’s degree in Literature Education and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Foreign Literature at the Vietnam Nation University Ho Chi Minh City (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities). Her research interests are foreign literature, adaptation studies, and applied literature. She is currently employed at a consulting and […]


    Dang Nguyen Huong Trinh is a researcher at the Institute of Literature, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, specializing in children’s literature. E-mail: trinhdangnguyenhuongvvh@gmail.com   Eco-consciousness from a Child’s Perspective through Nguyen Nhat Anh’s Crying on the Tree Abstract: Nguyen Nhat Anh is a leading children’s writer of modern Vietnamese literature. Most of his […]


    Thi Huong Thuy Le works at the Vietnam Institute of Literature. E-mail: huongthuyvvh@gmail.com   Urbanization and Ecological Damage: A Study of “Nham Mat Nhin Troi” by Nguyen Xuan Thuy and “Linh Dieu” by Nguyen Van Hoc Abstract: In recent decades, along with the radical changes in economic and social life, ecosystems have been […]

Panel B3 - English - Onsite @ E4-507 (Zoom ID: 95880689108)

"Exploring Posthuman Entanglements" - Moderated by Nanthanoot Udomlamun


    Deepta Sateesh (PhD) holds the Dr. TMA Pai Endowment Chair in Adaptive Ecologies & Climate Extremes – Decolonizing the Anthropocene. She is a design researcher, educator, architect/planner, and movement artist, working in contentious landscapes. Deepta’s design practice is oriented to creating new pathways in design, eco-pedagogies, and policy, towards nature-culture synchronicities. Her research […]


    Owen Harry (PhD) is an instructor at the National University of Singapore, where he previously completed his PhD in English Literature. His dissertation “Posthuman Ecospiritualities in American Literature” examined the importance of the religious imagination, particularly Buddhism, Christianity, and animism, in the work of contemporary American environmental writers who seek alternatives to notions […]


    Wisarut Painark is a Lecturer of English at the Department of English, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University. He is also a PhD candidate in English Literature at National University of Singapore. His research interests lie in ecocriticism, contemporary literature, and media studies. E-mail: wisarut.p@arts.tu.ac.th   Rethinking the Mind/Body Dichotomy: The Posthuman Condition […]

Panel B4 - English - Onsite @ E4-508 (Zoom ID: 93989978987)

"Phytocritical Investigations: Attending to Southeast Asian Plants and Flowers" - Moderated by John Charles Ryan


    Thomas Leonard Shaw is a queer, liminal poet-theorist and a faculty member at the Department of English and Comparative Literature, UP Diliman. His latest publication is an essay on the representation of Siargao and islandic space in several chosen films, published in Environment, Media, and Popular Culture in Southeast Asia (Springer). He has […]


    Iping Liang (PhD) is a Professor of English at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. Her areas of specialization include critical plant studies, Asian American literature, Native American literature, and maritime Southeast Asian literature in English. Her current project concerns a critical study of plant narratives in Asia Pacific during the Cold War […]


    Henrikus Joko Yulianto (PhD) teaches at the English Department of State University of Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. He earned his PhD in English (Poetics) from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His research interests are in American postwar poetics, environmental humanities, ecopoetics, and animal poetics. He is a member of Beat […]

Panel B5 - English - Onsite @ E4-509 (Zoom ID: 97129296912)

"Posthumanist Readings of Dystopian Fiction" - Moderated by Kiu-wai Chu


    Kamonlaporn Sirisophon is a Thai scholar interested in young adult fiction from various countries. Her most recent publication is on the morality of young adult characters. She is currently conducting research on teaching literature in distance education. E-mail: kamonlaporn.sir@stou.ac.th   Wannao Disease: A Symbol of Youth Resistance in Siamese Graveyard by Prapt Abstract: […]


    Soorya Alex is a research scholar at the Department of English, Kannur University, Kerala. Her research focuses on new materialism and posthumanist literature under the supervision of Prof. Kunhammad. She was on tenure as ASPIRE Research Fellow at EFLU, Hyderabad, and has worked as an assistant professor. She has published articles and made […]


    Mahesh Krishna is a PhD candidate at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. His doctoral work focuses on posthuman bodies and their representations in biopunk fiction. His areas of interest include science-fiction, posthumanism, ecocriticism, and Marxism. E-mail: mahesh_k@hs.itr.ac.in Nagendra Kumar is a full Professor of English at IIT Roorkee, India. He specializes […]

Panel B6 - English - Online @ Zoom ID: 99330296221

"Revisiting Green Romanticism from Vietnam" - Moderated by Bratati Barik


    Linh Truong Thi graduated from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City with a Bachelor of Vietnamese Literature and a Master of Vietnamese Literature. Since 2007, she has been working at the Faculty of Education, Thu Dau Mot University, Binh Duong Province. Her fields of interest are modern […]


    Thi Bao Anh Nguyen graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City. She collaborates with the Library of Social Sciences at Ho Chi Minh City and is a Lecturer in East Asian literary theory at Thu Dau Mot University. Manh Mai The is […]


    Manh Mai The is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Pedagogy at Thu Dau Mot University, where he teaches and conducts research related to foreign literature. He is also a PhD student at the Faculty of Literature, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City. E-mail: manhmt@tdmu.edu.vn   […]