Manusya, Journal of Humanities

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The purpose of this article is to survey the development and trends in literary studies in Thailand from their beginnings to the present with particular focus on the three decades between1965-1995. Analysis is carried out on a selection of distinguished literary research studies which have not only stimulated scholarly debate but also influenced new study trends, paradigms or reinterpretations of major literary texts. From this analysis an attempt will be made to criticize and evaluate these research studies and to suggest what could be the future trends in Thai literary studies.

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