Liyanage Amarakeerthi

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Ph.D. Student


University of Wisconsin


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.


None on file.


Sinhala ; Sinhalese ; storytelling ; literature ; prose ; fiction ; ...