5th ASLE-ASEAN Ecocritical Conference

Posthuman Southeast Asia

23-25 November 2023

Parallel Panel Session E

Day 2 - 24 November 2023

13:00 - 14:30

Panel E1 - English - Onsite @ E4-PD1 (Zoom ID: 91958004384)

"Posthuman Animation" - Moderated by Jason Paolo Telles


    Nathan Snow (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at Utah Tech University in the United States. His research advances historical, contextual definitions for different forms of animation, and explains the critical significance of the shift from traditional to modern 3D computer generated techniques in terms of their effect on […]


    Kiu-wai Chu (PhD) is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities and Chinese Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also a National Humanities Center fellow in the USA (2022-23). He is currently Executive Councilor of ASLE-US and Living Lexicon co-editor of Environmental Humanities. His research focuses on ecocriticism, human-animal studies, and contemporary […]


    Louise Jashil Sonido teaches at the University of the Philippines, Department of English and Comparative Literature. As a teacher, scholar, multimedia artist, and cultural worker, she has a range of research interests transecting literary criticism, intellectual historiography, media and film scholarship, performance curation, and ethnographies of multimedia production. E-mail: lrsonido@up.edu.ph   Notes on […]

Panel E2 - English - Hybrid @ E4-518 (Zoom ID: 99367844142)

"Southeast Asian Political Ecologies" - Moderated by Anna Christi Suwardi


    Eunbi Ko is a PhD candidate in Geography at the National University of Singapore. Her research is centered around the field of land and resource governance, particularly within the resource frontiers in Cambodia. She is keen to unravel the intricate connections between politics, ecology, and the dynamic forces shaping land use. E-mail: eunbi.b.ko@gmail.com […]


    Hang Thi Thu Truong (PhD) is an anthropologist and Lecturer at the Faculty of Anthropology, USSH – VNU HCM. Her work focuses on the anthropology of development, tourism, and new religions. She has conducted research in the Mekong Delta, the Central Highlands of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Japan on the issues of negotiation of […]


    Nguyen Thuy Trang (PhD) is a Lecturer at Hue University of Education in Vietnam. She has an MA and PhD in Vietnamese Literature from Hue University of Education. Her research interests are Vietnamese literature and culture, comparative literature, ecocriticism, intertextuality, feminism, existentialism, postmodernism, semiotics, and myth criticism. E-mail: nguyenthuytrang@hueuni.edu.vn   Changing Forests in […]


    Johanna Götz is a doctoral researcher at Helsinki University. Currently, she is a visiting PhD researcher with CSDS and the UNESCO Chair in Resource Governance and Futures Literacy, Chulalongkorn University. She is curious to better understand how water and art, as distinct but related matters, are mobilized by social movements and how they […]

Panel E3 - English - Hybrid @ E4-507 (Zoom ID: 95880689108)

"Speculative Fiction and the Posthuman" - Moderated by Soorya Alex


    Theresia Enny Anggraini received a BA in English Literature from Gadjah Mada University, and master’s and PhD degrees from Ohio State University. Her interests include literature for children and young adults, drama, and African American literature. E-mail: ennyar@usd.ac.id   Humanity and Humanness of Nonhuman Characters in The Lunar Chronicles Abstract: The Lunar Chronicles […]


    Gayatri Pillai (PhD) is an instructor in the Department of English Literature, Linguistics and Theatre Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She holds a PhD jointly awarded by King’s College, London, and NUS. She was awarded the Maurice Baker Prize for her doctoral research on colonial South Indian literature. Her areas […]


    Thu Ngo Bich (PhD) holds a BA from Vietnam National University (VNU), MA and PhD from Vietnam’s National Academy. Her research interests include linguistics, literature, and Southeast Asian literature. She currently works at the Vietnam National University, Hanoi. E-mail: nbthuhn@gmail.com   The Conflicts Between Humans and Robots in Viet Linh’s Science Fiction: An […]

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

"Queer Posthumanism" - Moderated by Joseph Casibual


    John Ray Hontanar is a literary scholar, visual artist, feminist, and LGBTQIA+ advocate. Born and raised in the magical island of Panay, he holds a master’s in Comparative Literature and specializes in babaylanic studies, indigenous culture, and queer writing. He is currently teaching Literary Theory and Art Criticism as an assistant professor at […]


    Saran Mahasupap is a graduate student in the Department of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Art at Chulalongkorn University. His research interests are queer studies, affect studies, and posthumanism. E-mail: saran.mahasupap@gmail.com   Feeling Queer Posthuman: Affective Posthumanism in Randel Kenan’s A Visitation of Spirits Abstract: Queer and feminist thinkers have debated the topic of […]


    Alexandra Bichara is studying a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She received an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines and an MA in Literature, Landscape, and Environment from Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom. Her academic interests lie in […]

Panel E5 - English - Onsite @ E4-509 (Zoom ID: 97129296912)

"Posthumanism and the Capitalocene" - Moderated by Jessa Amarille


    Min Seong Kim (PhD) is a Lecturer in the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies at Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He is the chief editor of Retorik, an interdisciplinary humanities journal. His works on topics in contemporary European philosophy, cultural studies, and Indonesian society have been published in South East Asia Research, Problemos, […]


    Tania Roy (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer and convenor of the MA in Literary Studies at the Department of English, Literature and Theatre Studies at the National University of Singapore. She is the author of The Architects of Late Style in India: Aesthetic Form after the Twentieth-century Novel (Routledge 2020), an examination of […]


    Swapnit Pradhan is a Senior Research Fellow working in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He has published his works in international journals and presented at many international conferences. His primary interests in research are the ecology of the Global South, environmental justice studies, indigenous […]

Panel E6 - English/Vietnamese - Online @ Zoom ID: 99330296221

"Changing Ecologies in Southeast Asia" - Moderated by Md Abu Shahid Abdullah


    Le Ngoc Phuong (PhD) is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Literature and Linguistics, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City. She majored in Literary Theory and Foreign Literature and is particularly interested in the study of Vietnamese literature. She attended the Association for Asian Studies Conference in Denver (2019). […]


    Trinh Dang has a master’s degree from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi National University. She is a Lecturer at Hung Vuong University, Phu Tho. Her research focuses on postmodern criticism, archetypal criticism, and ecological criticism. She has published literary studies in various Vietnamese journals.   Urbanites, Intellectuals, and the Wave […]


    Jennifer Rebecca Ortuoste (PhD) teaches communication and creative writing at the University of Santo Tomas. She has written opinion, sports, and book review columns for Manila Standard since 2008. Her essays, short stories, and visual art have been published in Philippine magazines and anthologies. She is a Palanca Award-winning essayist and author of […]

Panel E7 - English - Online @ Zoom ID: 91457885639

"Ecocritical Insights and Reflections" - Moderated by Arka Mukhopadhyay


    Soolmaz Moeini (PhD) obtained a doctorate in Persian Language and Literature, specializing in ecocriticism and environmental humanities, from the University of Gilan, Iran. She is a researcher at the University of Granada, delving into the intersection of language, literature, and environmental consciousness. E-mail: Soolmazmoeini@yahoo.com   Ecocriticism in the Works of Mahmud Dulatabadi Abstract: […]


    Elvis Galasinao is currently writing his thesis for an MA in Language in Literature at De La Salle University. His research, which focuses on cultural performances, drag queen performances, and performance studies, has been presented and published at international conferences, such as the 30th International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching, 23rd […]


    Aaron Philip Dela Cruz teaches Filipino at the Ateneo de Manila University and anthropology at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Her research focuses on human-animal studies (anthrozoology) and gender studies. E-mail: philipdelacruz.theflame@gmail.com   Logging Into the Virtual Cockpit: Defining the Neoliberalization of Philippine Cockfighting through an Ethnography of E-sabong Abstract: Online cockfighting or […]