Mr. Lal Medawattegedara

Senior Lecturer

Language Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Contact:

CRC, 1st Floor, HSS Building, Room 20

Office: 2881431, Ext: 431

Email: lmeda@ou.ac.lk NULL


Teacher of English Literature, English Language and Creative Writing. Researcher of folktales and gender. Fiction writer.

Area of Specification:

English Literature, English Language and Creative Writing

Research Intrests:

Folklore: Folktales; Gender: Feminine and Masculine

Affiliations:

Member – Sri Lanka English Teachers’ Association (SLELTA) Member – Sri Lanka Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature

Programmes Coordination:

BA in English and English Language Teaching Level 03

Course Coordination:

BA in English and English Language Teaching Level 03

Awards:

2012 Gratiaen Prize Winner for the novel 'Playing Pillow Politics at MGK' 2002 Gratiaen Shortlist for the collection of short stories 'The Window Cleaner's Soul'

Researches:

Instrument of Power, Oppression or Deception?: The Politics of Bilingulaism in Sri Lankan Literature, publsihed in VISTAS, the Journal of HUmanities and Social Sciences, Voulme 7 & 8, December 2012.

‘Folk Ideas’ and ‘Worldview’ Inscribed in a Selection of Folktales Attributed to the Muslim Community of the East Coast of Sri Lanka, OUSL Journal 2017 Volume 12 No 2.

“We Must Make Men”: Constructions of Masculinities and Femininities in Parker’s Village Folk Tales of Ceylon, OUSL Journal Volume 9 2015.

Pumping Iron: The Question of Masculinity in Blue Stories for Adults, PHOENIX: Sri Lank journal of English in the Commonwealth – Volume IX 2012. 

Masculinity—A Temporary Matter? Or an Open Window?: A Masculine Re-reading of the GCE A/L English Literature Anthology of Short Stories. Changing Paradigms in English Language Teaching: Selected Papers from the 7th International Conference of the Sri Lanka English Language Teachers’ Association  2014.

 

Folktales and Gender

Ongoing Research:

'From the earliset times…there were neither men, nor living beings': Traditions of Masculinity in Sinhala and Tamil Folktales

Publications:

'Playing Pillow Politics at MGK' (Colombo, Akna:2013) – a novel, Winner Gratiaen Prize 2012 'The Window Cleaner's Soul' (2002) – Collection of short stories: shortlisted for Gratiaen Prize 2002 'Can you hear me running' – Collection of short stories ((Colombo, 2007: Zeus Publications)

The Window Cleaner’s Soul (Short-listed Gratiaen Prize 2002)

Can You Hear Me Running (Zeus Publication)

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