Manikya Kodithuwakku

Senior Lecturer

Department of Language Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Senior Lecturer
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, memorialisation studies, museology, literature and law, legal narratives

Affiliations:

TEACHING COMMITMENTS AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS

  • Postgraduate Institute of English (PGIE): Critical Reading for Literature course for the MA in Teaching Literature (2019 – 2021)
  • University of Peradeniya: 20th and 21st Century English Fiction of India course for the MA/ MPhil in Literature (2019 – 2020)
  • University of Sri Jayawardenepura: Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) course for the BA (Hons) in English and Linguistics (2015 – 2019)

 

ORGANISATIONS

  • Secretary/ Executive Council of the Sri Lanka Federation of University Women (SLFUW) (2018-19; 2020-2021)
  • Executive Committee Member/ Sri Lanka Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (SLACLALS) (2018)

 

 

Contributions:

Author

  • Chapters 2 to 5. (2020). LEU 3510: Introduction to Fiction (Coursebook for the Diploma in English Literature and Language). Colombo: Open University of Sri Lanka.

 

  • Chapters 1 to 4. (2020). LEU 3511: Introduction to Poetry (Coursebook for the Diploma in English Literature and Language). Colombo: Open University of Sri Lanka.
Programmes Coordination:

Coordinator: BA in English & ELT (Level 4)

Coordinator: Short Courses in Korean Language

Course Coordination:

TEACHING COMMITMENTS in the BA (Hons) in English & ELT programme at OUSL:

  • Level 4
    • Forms of Fiction (LEU 4504)
    • Drama (LEU 4505)
    • Poetry (LEU 4506)

 

  • Level 5
    • Literature & Society (LEU 5501)
Researches:
  • Fatalities – Accidents, Suicides and Femicides of Women & Girls in Sri Lanka (Co-Author with Edirisinghe, A & Wickremesinghe, M.) (Book; In Press), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). 2021.
  • “Silent Ships that Pass in the Night” (Paper Presentation), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Sessions, Open University of Sri Lanka, October 2020.
  • An Exploration of Narratives of Selected Memorial Sites in Sri Lanka” (Research Paper), Joint International Research Symposium of the University of Visual and Performing Arts (UVPA) in Association with the Harvard University USA Study Group (ICTM). 2019.
  • 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:
  • An exploration and analysis of the narratives of a selection of sites of memorialisation in Sri Lanka
Publications:
  • Fatalities – Accidents, Suicides and Femicides of Women & Girls in Sri Lanka (Co-Author with Edirisinghe, A & Wickremesinghe, M.) (Book; In Press), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). 2021.
  • “Silent Ships that Pass in the Night” (Paper Presentation), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Sessions, Open University of Sri Lanka, October 2020.
  • An Exploration of Narratives of Selected Memorial Sites in Sri Lanka” (Research Paper), Joint International Research Symposium of the University of Visual and Performing Arts (UVPA) in Association with the Harvard University USA Study Group (ICTM). 2019.
  • 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.
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