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Department of the Languages and Cultures of South East Asia

Dr Rachel V Harrison

BA, PhD (London)

Overview

Rachel Harrison
Department of South East Asia

Reader in Thai Cultural Studies

Centre of South East Asian Studies

Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies

Centre for Gender Studies

Member

Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

Member, Centre for Translation Studies

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

Member

Name:
Dr Rachel V Harrison
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4247
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
455
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 15:00 - 17:00

Biography

Cinema, Literature, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies

Teaching

Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Art Mitchells-Urwin, Pornography Consumption of Diasporic Thais: Shifting and Static Responses to Power and the Erotic
  • Chanokporn Chutikamoltham, Ideological state apparatus and the return of the repressed: the study of Thai school textbooks and Thai low culture
  • Christianne France Collantes, Intersections of Religion, Nation, and Gender: Faith Based Responses to the Reproductive Health Bill in the Philippines
  • Isabella Ng, Is there still a Gender Divide? A study of the indigenous women in Hong Kong since the legitimization of female land inheritance during the post-colonial era
  • Janejira Petcharat, Thai Translation of Chinese Literary Works During 1932-1975: A Sociological Perspective
  • Jessica Kitsell, Queer Cambodia: using queer theory to question the heteronormativity of sex, gender and sexuality in post-conflict Cambodia
  • Joshua Black, Working title: Queer Identities in Modern Vietnamese Literature and New Media
  • Koraya Techawongstein, Working title: Role, Development and Market of Translation of Thai Literature into Foreign Languages
  • Kulyanee Jongjairuksa, A Sociological Approach to Investigating Stylistic Features of Chinese Martial Arts Novels Translated by Nor Nopparat
  • Michaela Unterbarnscheidt, A comparative study of transition and social change in early Thai and Amharic novels
  • Veluree Metaveevinij, (Re)constructing Thainess on screen: Government Policies towards Thai Cinema during 2001-2012

Research

Cultural studies, cinema, literature and gender studies with reference to Thailand; literary criticism and South East Asian Literatures in a comparative context; cinema in mainland South East Asia; gender in South East Asia especially Thailand.

Expertise

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • South East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Thailand
Languages
  • Thai

Publications

Edited Books

Harrison, Rachel and Jackson, Peter, eds. (2010) The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Book Chapters

Harrison, Rachel (2009) '“Elementary, My Dear Wat”: Influence and Imitation in the Early Crime Fiction of “Late-Victorian” Siam.' In: Jedamski, Doris, (ed.), Chewing over the West: occidental narratives in non-Western readings. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Harrison, Rachel (2004) 'Sex in a Hot Climate: Moral Degeneracy and Erotic Excess in The Story of Jan Daraa.' In: Worton, M. and Wilson-Tagoe, N., (eds.), National Healths. Gender, Sexuality and Health in a Cross-Cultural Context. London: UCL Press, pp. 121-136.

Harrison, Rachel (2003) 'Thailande: Between East and West.' In: Zaini-Lajoubert, M, (ed.), Etats et litterature en Asie. Les Indes Savantes (France), pp. 154-184.

Harrison, Rachel (2003) 'Facing Demons: Sida Marries Totsakan in Sidaoreuang's Modern Thai Reinventions of the Epic Ramayana (Ramakien).' In: Labarthe, J., (ed.), Formes modernes de la poésie épique. Nouvelles approches. Bruxelles ; New York: P.I.E. - Peter Lang, pp. 339-369.

Harrison, Rachel (2001) 'Prostitution, Politics and Power: Issues of "Foreigness" in Western television documentaries of female sex workers.' In: Munshi, S, (ed.), Images of the �Modern� Woan in Asia. Curzon (London), pp. 138-68.

Harrison, Rachel (2001) 'The Indigenous and the "Foreign": the Reception, Adaptation and Reinvention of Western Literatures in South East Asia�.' In: Detrie, M, (ed.), France-Asie: un siecle d�echanges litteraires. You Feng (Paris), pp. 240-254.

Harrison, Rachel (1999) 'The Madonna and the Whore: Self/Other tensions in the characterization of the prostitute by Thai female authors.' In: P, eds, (ed.), Genders and Sexualities in Modern Thailand. Silkworm (Chiang mai), pp. 168-190.

Harrison, Rachel (1997) 'The “Good”, the “Bad” and the Pregnant: Why the Thai Prostitute as Literary Heroine Can’t be Seen to Give Birth.' In: Somswasdi, Virada and Theobald, Sally, (eds.), Women, Gender Relations and Development in Thai Society. Chiangmai: Women’s Studies Centre, Chiangmai University Press, pp. 323-348.

Harrison, Rachel (1995) 'Birth, Death and Identity in the Writing of Sidaoru’ang from 1975-90.' In: Chitakasem, Manas, (ed.), Thai Literary Traditions. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press, pp. 87-117.

Articles

Harrison, Rachel (2007) '“Somewhere Over the Rainbow”: Global Projections/Local Allusions in ‘Tears of the Black Tiger’/Fa thalai jone.' Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 8 (2). pp. 194-210.

Harrison, Rachel (2005) 'Cultures of criticism, constructions of femininity and the impossibilities of female desire.' South East Asia Research, 13 (1). pp. 91-111.

Harrison, Rachel (2005) 'Introduction: New Directions in Thai Cultural Studies.' South East Asia Research, 13 (1) .

Harrison, Rachel (2005) 'Amazing Thai Film: The Rise and Rise of Contemporary Thai Cinema on the International Screen.' Asian Affairs, 36 (3). pp. 321-338.

Harrison, Rachel (2004) 'Introduction: The Human World of south East Asian Literatures.' Tenggara, 47 (8). pp. 1-7.

Harrison, Rachel (2004) 'Wild Roses and Urban Boring Bees: (Western) Feminist Readings of a Thai Feminine Text?' Tenggara, 47/48 . pp. 93-115.

Harrison, Rachel (2002) ''A Hundred Loves', 'A Thousand Lovers': Portrayals of Sexuality in the Work of Thidaa Bunnaak.' Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 33 (3). pp. 451-470.

Harrison, Rachel (2000) 'The disruption of female desire and the Thai literary tradition of eroticism, religion and aesthetics.' Tenggara, 41 . pp. 88-125.

Harrison, Rachel (2000) 'Looking forward, Looking back: towards a comparative study of the interaction between the traditional and modern in contemporary SEA [and] Sita Writes Back: Reinventing the Ramayana.' Tenggara, 42 .

Harrison, Rachel (1999) 'The Son of a Javanese.' South East Asia Research, 7, par . pp. 141-188.

Harrison, Rachel (1995) 'The Writer, the Horseshoe Crab, His ‘Golden Blossom’ and Her Clients: Tales of Prostitution in Contemporary Thai Short Stories.' South East Asia Research, 3 (2). pp. 125-152.

Other

Harrison, Rachel (2002) 'Sidaoruang.' In: Introduction in Europe, revue litteraire mensualle - Choderlos de Laclos, Ecrivains de Thailands & du Laos. Europe. pp. 236-7.

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