Mrs. Manikya Kodithuwakku

Lecturer Probationary

Language Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Contact:

Central Campus, 1st Floor, HSS Building

Office: 011-2881428, Ext: 558

Email: mdkod@ou.ac.lk


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Area of Specification:

English Literature

Research Intrests:

Postcolonial literature, contemporary literature, literature and law

Affiliations:

TEACHING AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS

* Course: Critical Reading for Literature for the MA in Teaching LiteraturePostgraduate Institute of English (Nov. 2019)

* Course: for the MA in Literature at the University of Peradeniya (Sept. 2019)

 

ORGANISATIONS

Sri Lanka Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (SLACLALS), Executive Committee Member

Sri Lanka Federation of University Women (SLFUW)

 

Programmes Coordination:

Coordinator/ BA in English & ELT (Level 4)

Course Coordination:

TEACHING COMMITMENTS: Level 4: Forms of Fiction (LEU 4504); Drama (LEU 4505); Poetry (LEU 4506); Level 5: Literature & Society (LEU 5501)

Researches:

The Pen of Granite: A Richard de Zoysa 25th year memorial (Book), Co-author. With Vihanga Perera and Dhanuka Bandara, PawPrint Publishing, March 2015.

  • “Mapping Power Relations in Sri Lanka: “Re-reading Pala Pothupitiye's ‘Point Pedro’ and ‘Jaffna’” (Research Paper)Phoenix (Peer-reviewed) Journal of the Sri Lanka Association for Commonwealth Literature & Language Studies (SLACLALS), Vol X & XI, 2013 & 2014.
  • “Matarin Yahanata: Posters, Propaganda, and Female Candidacy at the 2010 Parliamentary Election” (Paper Presentation), Open University Annual Academic Sessions, Open University of Sri Lanka, November 2013.
  • “Reƒ??Reading Pala Pothupitiye's ‘Jaffna’ and ‘Point Pedro’” (Paper Presentation), 7th Conference of the Sri Lanka Association for Commonwealth Literature & Language Studies (SLACLALS), August 2013.
  • “A Game of Dice: Vihanga Perera’s Fear of Gambling(Book Review), Sunday Observer, November 2012.
  • “Returning to Imaginary Homelands in Michael Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost(Research Paper), Phoenix, (Peer-reviewed) Journal of the Sri Lanka Association for Commonwealth Literature & Language Studies (SLACLALS), 2011.
  • “Returning to Imaginary Homelands in Michael Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost(Paper Presentation), 05th Conference of the Sri Lanka Association for Commonwealth Literature & Language Studies (SLACLALS), 2010.
  • “New Electoral Reforms in Sri Lanka: An Analysis of the 2008 Liyanage Model” (Paper Presentation), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Academic Sessions, Open University of Sri Lanka, 2010.
Ongoing Research:

* A Wo(o)lf in Sheep’s Clothing? An Examination of Leonard Woolf as Administrator in Colonial Ceylon Based on His Novel 'A Village in the Jungle' with reference to his Diaries

* Epic Histories: An exploration of the narratives of a selection of sites of memorialisation with reference to Sri Lankan Literature in English

Publications:

Mapping power relations in Sri Lanka: Re-reading Pala Pothupitiye's "Point Pedro" and "Jaffna" (Conference Paper), Sri Lanka Association for Commonwealth Literature & Language Studies (SLACLAS), Aug 2013. Returning to Imaginary Homelands in Michael Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost" (Conference Paper), Sri Lanka Association for Commonwealth Literature & Language Studies (SLACLAS), Oct 2010. "New Electoral Reforms in Sri Lanka: An Analysis of the 2008 Liyanage Model" (Conference Paper), Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Academic Sessions, Open University of Sri Lanka, July 2010

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