Liyanage Amarakeerthi

Region of Study South Asia  
Primary Country of Residence United States of America  
Title Ph.D. Student  
Affiliation University of Wisconsin  
Email amarakeerthi@students.wisc.edu  
Mailing Address University of Wisconsin - Madison
2301 Badger Pkwy #4
Madison, WI 53713 USA  
Phone / Fax Number(s) phone: 608-250-1829  
Countries Of Specialization Sri Lanka  
Research Interests Briefly, I going to write my dissertation on narrative technics of stories
in prose in medieval Sinhala literature. I am interested in theorizing
about the concept of prose that underlies the classical Sinhala prose. In
this study, I will take a narrative theoretical approach to analyze the
classics. Even though, Sinhala literary culture had some 6-8 centuries
long prose tradition, it was marginalized in the colonial time, when
Western fiction came into the Sinhala literary scene. Therefore, my study
will have something to add to the postcolonial literary theories too. So,
my interests are mainly narrative theory, literary theory ,postclonial
literary theory and South Asian literary cultures. In Madison, I work with
my adviser Prof. Charles Hallisey.  
Publications None on file.  
Keywords Sinhala ; Sinhalese ; storytelling ; literature ; prose ; fiction ; ...