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Ng Lay Sion

Affiliation
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Official title
Assistant Professor
ORCID
0000-0003-1828-0277
Email
 
Office
Center of English for Global Communication CA 507
Research fields
Literature in English
Research keywords
Hemingway, Feminism, Ecocritism, Environmetal Humanities, Non-anthropocentrism
Research projects
“Catching the Rhythm in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises”2014-02 -- 2014-02Cross-Boundary Innovation Program (Osaka University)/
“Discovering the Utopian Perspective of America”2015-02 -- 2015-02Cross-Boundary Innovation Program (Osaka University)/
“Rethinking ‘Hemingway’: Uncovering the Historical and Cultural Influences of Oak Park and Cuba on Ernest Hemingway”2016-08 -- 2016-08Cross-Boundary Innovation Program (Osaka University)/
Career history
2017-08 -- 2017-10Bath Spa University Research Centre of Environmental Humanities Academic Visitor
2017-10 -- 2017-12University of Collogne English Department Academic Visitor
2018-05 -- 2019-03Osaka College of Foreign Languages English Department Lecturer (part-time)
2019-04 -- 2020-03Reitaku University the Center for English Communication Lecturer
Academic background
2018-04 -- 2019-10Pusat Bahasa Institute 日本語大学予備コースCompleted
2010-04 -- 2014-03Fukushima University Human Development and Culture Studies 地域生活文化Completed
2014-04 -- 2019-03Osaka University Graduate School of Language and Culture Langauge and SocietyCompleted
2014-04 -- 2019-03Osaka University Cross-Boundary Innovation ProgramCompleted
Degree
2014-03修士(言語文化学)Osaka University
2021-03Doctor of Philosophy in Language and CultureOsaka University
Academic societies
2017-08 -- 2019-03The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment in UK-Ireland (ASLE-UKI)
2016-04 -- 2019-03The Hemingway Society of Japan
2020-04 -- 2022-03The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
2014-04 -- 2021-03Japan Association for Language and Teaching (JALT)
2016-04 -- 2022-03The Hemingway Society
Honors & Awards
2020-07Hinkle Travel Grant
2021-02Heldrich-Dvorak Travel Fellowship
2021-03Lewis-Raynolds-Smith Founders Fellowship
Refereed academic journal/Refereed international conference paper
Other articles
  • “‘If I have an egg, what more can I want?’: The Metaphorical Representations of Eggs in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.”
    NG LAY SION
    Journal of English Literature and Cultural Studies/2(1)/pp.79-92, 2019-01
  • “Toward the Mastery of Submission: Robert Cohn’s Problem with Masochism in The Sun Also Rises.”
    NG LAY SION
    Interactions: Ege Journal of British and American Studies/28(1-2)/pp.61-71, 2019
  • “Harmonious Relationships in Ernest Hemingway's For Whom The Bell Tolls: A Pagan Spiritual Perspective.”
    NG LAY SION
    The Journal of Georgia Philological Association/28(1)/pp.35-60, 2019
  • Toward the Mastery of Submission: Robert Cohn’s Problem with Masochism in The Sun Also Rises
    NG LAY SION
    Interactions: Ege Journal of British and American Studies/28(1-2)/pp.61-72, 2019
Conference, etc.
  • “The “Rotten” Matter in A Farewell to Arms: An Ecological Gothic Reading.”
    NG LAY SION
    Southwest Popular/American Culture Association 42nd Annual Conference/2021-02-22--2021-02-28
  • His eyes…they were the same color as the sea”: Ecology of Color and Anti-(Environmental) Imperial Perspective in The Old Man and the Sea.”
    Ng Lay Sion
    The 30th Annual Conference of Hemingway Society of Japan/2019-11-16--2019-11-17
  • “‘Exploded and Being Swallowed’: Cannibalism in Toni Morrison’s Beloved.”
    Ng Lay Sion
    The 55th Annual Conference of the American Literature Society of Japan (ALSJ)/2016-10-01--2016-10-02
  • ‘“The farther you go back, the more beautiful and desirable the world becomes’: Environmental and Gender Utopia/Dystopia in Paul Auster’s In The Country of Last Things.”
    Ng Lay Sion
    The 5th International Symposium on Literature and Environment in East Asia (ISLE-EA)/2016-11-05--2016-11-08
  • “Embracing Otherness: Mastery of Submission in The Sun Also Rises.”
    Ng Lay Sion
    The 27th Annual Conference of Hemingway Society of Japan/2016-11-20--2016-11-21
  • “Transformation through Sports: An Interview with Russian LGBT Sport Federation.”
    Ng Lay Sion
    GALE Forum in the JALT 42nd Annual International Conference: Transformation in Language Teaching/2016-11-23--2016-11-27
  • “Postgender and the Biological Body in Don DeLillo’s Zero K.”
    Ng Lay Sion
    The 56th Annual Conference of America Literature Society of Japan/2017-10-14--2017-10-15
  • “Queer Harmonious Relationships in For Whom the Bell Tolls: A Yin-Yang Cosmological Approach.”
    Ng Lay Sion
    The 18th International Hemingway Conference: Hemingway in Paris./2018-07-23--2018-07-28
  • “His eye was the most alive thing David had ever seen”: A Non-Anthropocentric Perspective on the African Story in The Garden of Eden.”
    Ng Lay Sion
    The 29th Annual Conference of Hemingway Society of Japan/2019-11-16--2019-11-17
Teaching
2021-04 -- 2022-03English Academic Writing I/IICenter of English for Global Communication
2021-04 -- 2022-03English Presentation Skills I/IICenter of English for Global Communication
2021-04 -- 2022-03English Reading Skills I/IICenter of English for Global Communication
Other educational activities
2018-02 -- 2018-02the 20th Future Leader Forum “LGBTQ + Coming-Out = Cross-Boundary”Cross-Boundary Innovation Program
University Management
2012-10 -- 2012-10JALT Annual Conference “Making a Difference.”Conference Assistant
2017-08 -- 2017-08the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Summer School 2017Student Ambassador
2019-06 -- 2019-06L. M. Montgomery International ConferencePanel Moderator
Other activities
2012-08 -- 2012-08Guest Speaker, “the 18th Asian Pacific Youth Conference,” organized by Initiative of Changes Japan
2018-06 -- 2018-06Cultural Supporter, Kansai Medical University Medical Center (Toneyama School special edition), organized by Osaka Foundation of International Exchange
2018-10 -- 2018-10Cultural Supporter, “Asian Week Festival,” Ritsumeikan University Ibaraki Campus, organized by Osaka Foundation of International Exchange
2017-08 -- 2018-01Columnist, TERSE. Journal
2018-02 -- 2018-02Content Contributor, “Vagina Monologues,” organized by V-Day Osaka.
2020-04 -- 2021-04Contributor, Edge of Humanity Magazine
2021-02 -- 2021-02Content Contributor, “Our Monologues Online,” organized by V-Day Osaka.

(Last updated: 2021-06-02)