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Pojana Maneeyingsakul

PhD candidate in English, University of Hull

I am an English lecturer at the Faculty of Arts, Silpakorn University in Thailand. In 2012, I was granted a scholarship from the Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) to pursue a higher degree both at Master’s and PhD levels. I attended the School of English at the University of St Andrews for my Master of Letters in English Studies. My dissertation is entitled “One is Not Born, But Rather Becomes Wicked: A Study on a Wicked Woman in Fay Weldon’s The Life and Loves of a She-Devil”(2013). After my MA dissertation on a wicked woman, children’s literature became my other great interest.

I believe that during the child-rearing process until their maturity morality and moral values must be instilled and instructed to shape man’s personality and thought. Moreover, for persons who care about children and teenagers, learning about their books is one way to get closer to them and to help them mature. They are still in their formative years, and what they read in those years is vital.

My PhD thesis aims to explore the works of Roald Dahl and their relation to young readers. My research title is “Morality, Fantasy, Trauma, and Violence: A Psychoanalytic reading of Roald Dahl's Children Literature”.


  • 2000–present
    Lecturer, Silpakorn University, Thailand


  • 2013 
    University of St Andrews, M.Litt
  • 2000 
    Chulalongkorn University , M.A. (English)
  • 1997 
    Silpakorn Universtiy , B.A. (English)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    OCSC scholarship
    Funding Source:
    Royal Thai Government
  • Hull
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