Beyond East Asian Landscapes: A Survey of Ecocriticism in Thai Literary Studies

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Abstract

— Ecocriticism is the study of the representation of the
environment and ecological issues in works of literature, film, and
popular culture. Recent developments in East Asian ecocriticism
have begun to focus on literature in Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan.
This paper asks the research question: What is the status of
ecocriticism, as a scholarly field, in Thai literary studies? The
objective of the study was three-fold: (1) to understand the academic
position and development of ecocriticism in Thai literary studies; (2)
to identify literary works (selecting from poetry and prose, fiction
and non-fiction) that have received critical attention; and (3) to
outline potential directions for ecocriticism in Thailand, considering
the unique natural environments of the country and the literary and/or
activist traditions of Thai writers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Trends in Economics, Humanities and Management (ICTEHM-15)
EditorsJiri Strouhal, Michel Plaisent
Pages26-30
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Trends in Economics, Humanities and Management (ICTEHM'15) - Pattaya, Thailand
Duration: 12 Aug 201513 Aug 2015

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Trends in Economics, Humanities and Management (ICTEHM'15)
CountryThailand
CityPattaya
Period12/08/1513/08/15

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Ryan, J. C. (2015). Beyond East Asian Landscapes: A Survey of Ecocriticism in Thai Literary Studies. In J. Strouhal, & M. Plaisent (Eds.), International Conference on Trends in Economics, Humanities and Management (ICTEHM-15) (pp. 26-30) https://doi.org/10.15242/ICEHM.ED815