Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture and Education 2016

Female Ghosts in Thai Contemporary Literature

Orathai Piayura, Marasri Sorthip

Khon Kaen University, Thailand


This article examined the representation of female ghosts in Thai contemporary literature, Buangsabai and Ward. The novels were written by Pakhinai, a Thai male writer. The study found that Thai traditional value about sex was strongly represented in these novels. The characters in these stories believed in monogamy but had to face death penalty judged by patriarchal society after their sexual misbehaved. The selected novels were analyzed by gender and sexuality approach with the illustration of Thai contemporary social contexts.


Thai Literature, Female Ghost, Pakhinai

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