Marie rose B. arong

Rose Arong has been unfortunately teaching since 2006. When she is not preparing a lecture or editing student papers, you can find her trying to beat her own baseball record in MLB: The Show on her PS Vita. She has read Toni Morrison’s Beloved about ten times, which is also the same number of times she has seen Titanic.

Assistant Professor 1

Contact Information

Courses Handled

Research Interest


English, Communication, and Literature

Narrative studies, Philippine literature, postcolonial fiction, and Gothic fiction


2012–Present  PhD, English, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. Under Examination.


2004–2009  MA, Literature, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines.


1999–2003  BS, Medical Technology, Velez College, Cebu City, Philippines.

Title of Thesis and/or Dissertations

PhD Thesis (Under Examination 2017)

Situating the Philippines in the Postcolonial Landscape: Narrative Strategies of Filipino Novels in English (1946-1980)


Master’s Thesis (2009)

Metarepresentationality of History in Narrative Fiction: A Cognitive Approach in the Study of Literary Characters

in F. Sionil Jose’s Viajero and Ninotchka Rosca’s State of War

Published/Creative Works

“Towards a Philippine Transnation: Dreaming a Philippines in Ninotchka Rosca’s State of War”

Ariel: A Review of International English Literature

ISSN: 1920-1222 The Johns Hopkins University Press

Co-written with Daniel Hempel. Forthcoming 2017.


“Nick Joaquin’s ‘Candido’s Apocalypse’: Re-imagining the Gothic in a Postcolonial Philippines”

Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture.

ISSN 2083–2931. eISSN 2084-574X. Lodz University Press. Nov. 2016.


Filipino in Narrative Fiction: Cognitive Character Analysis of F. Sionil Jose's Viajero

Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship: “Ancient and Modern & Journeys of Discovery”.

ISSN: 2186-228. 2011.


Awards and Recognitions

2013–Present Australasian Universities Languages and Literature Association (AULLA)


2011–Present International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN)


2005–Present Modern Language Association (MLA)

Recipient, University International Award (UIPA) 2012-2016, University of New South Wales, Sydney