Ralph, Dr Iris

Associate Professor, English Department

Tamkang University, Taiwan

My animal related interests and research stem from my research and teaching in the area of ecocriticism and the work that I did for my dissertation (University of Texas at Austin, Texas, U.S.A., 2005) which was an ecocritical study of visual art and 19th and 20th century U.S. literature. That work led to my present research and teaching in the area of animal studies and posthumanism.

“Pre-texts for Tree-texts, Deforestation in Taiwan, and The Rain in the Trees.” Ecocriticism in Taiwan: Identity, Environment, and the Arts. Ed. Chia-ju Chang and Scott Slovic. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington, 2016. 123-131. “Teaching English Literature in Taiwan in Environmental and Ecocritical Contexts.” Doing English in Asia: Global Literature and Culture. Ed. Sheng-mei Ma and Patricia Haseltine. New York: Lexington, 2016. 87-98. “Ecocriticism and the Modern Artist’s notice of nature.” William Carlos Williams Review (Penn State University Press) 32.1-2 (2015): 116-134. “Performing others, other Performers, Mark Twain, and Elizabeth Costello.” 文贝:比较文学与比较文化. Cowrie: A Journal of Comparative Literature and Culture (Shanghai Normal University) 2014.2 (总第12辑): 40-58. “The Systemic Approach, Biosemiotic Theory, and Ecocide in Australia.” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 16.4 (December 2014) (Thematic Issue: New Work in Ecocriticism).
Animal Studies, Ecocriticism, Posthumanism, Australian Literature, Chinese and Taiwanese ecocriticism