Guest Lectures / Talks

Mar
06
Nov
23

Guest Lecture by Gerard H. Gaskin

Gerard H. Gaskin delivered a Lecture titled ‘Legendary: The Performative and Aesthetic History of the Queer African American and Latino House Ballroom Community’ at the Department of English on 23rd November 2018 at 4pm. The Lecture included the discussion of a series of photographs of the queer African American and Latino house ballroom community, both of the […]

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Nov
15

A Talk by Nimanthi Rajasingham

Dr. Nimanthi Rajasingham delivered a talk titled ‘How Bodies Matter: Working-Class Women’s Theatre from Sri Lanka’s Free Trade Zones’ at the Department of English on 15th November 2018 at 4pm. Arguing that the contemporary working-class women’s theatres from within the Export Processing Zones in Sri Lanka are rich sites for documenting the development and nature of working-class, feminist […]

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Jul
06

Talk on “In My Mother’s House: Reflections on Civil War in Sri Lanka” – 06th July 2018

Professor Sharika Thiranagama of Stanford University will be presenting a  talk on “In My Mother’s House: Reflections on Civil War in Sri Lanka” at the Department of English, on 6th  July 2018 at 4.00 pm . Drawing from a decade of research and writing on Sri Lanka, this talk will reflect upon the consequences of political violence and […]

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Jun
16

Lecture by Savithri Rodrigo – 16th June 2017

Savithri Rodrigo, award winning Media Person, Interviewer, Writer, Moderator and Communications Consultant, delivered a guest lecture titled “Women in the Workplace: Progressive or Regressive?” at the Department of English on 16th June 2017.  Many students attended.

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Mar
29

Lecture by Prof. Stefan Horlacher – 29th March 2017

Prof. Stefan Horlacher, Chair of English Literature at the Technical University, Dresden, Germany, conducted a lecture titled “What Makes a Man a Man? Masculinity studies in Germany and Beyond: New Perspectives and Alternatives” on 29th March 2017 at the Department of English. His lecture explored developments in the field of Masculinity Studies combined with Transgender […]

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Nov
16

Lecture by Dinidu Karunanayake

Dinidu Karunanayake, graduate of the University of Colombo and currently PhD student of Miami University, Ohio, USA, conducted a lecture titled “Postmemory and Love Marriage – Refiguring the archive in Sri Lankan diasporic fiction“. The lecture took place on 16th November 2016 at the Department of English.

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Jun
30

Talk by Lal Medawattegedara

Gratiaen Prize winner Lal Medawattegedara delivered a guest lecture on 30th June 2016 at 12pm at the Department of English during which he focused on his novel, Playing Pillow Politics at MGK.   His talk drew on themes present in the novel, as well as on the process of imagining and writing the novel itself.

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Jan
20

Talk by Dr. Minoli Salgado

Academic of the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, and Author, Dr. Minoli Salgado, gave a talk titled “South Asian and Migrant Writing” on 20th January 2016 at the Department of English. Following the talk, she was interviewed by faculty member Thakshala Tissera.

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Dec
12

Creative Writing Workshop by Nayomi Munaweera

The Department of English hosted a creative writing workshop by Nayomi Munaweera, author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors (2012) which was awarded the Commonwealth regional prize for Asia on 12th December 2014. The workshop was open for both undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Colombo.   “At university, we pay attention primarily […]

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