Teaching Literature & Writing in Asia: Tales from Sri Lanka & Malaysia

Speakers: Dr. Senath Walter Perera and Dr. Carol Leon
Please join Dr. Walter Perera from Sri Lanka and Dr. Carol Leon from Malaysia for a discussion of issues that student-writers face in their respective multi-lingual outer circle contexts.
Date: Saturday, November 9
Time: 10:00 – 11:00
Place: Kochi University, Humanities Bldg, 5F, Enshu Room 1
Speaker profiles:
Dr. Senath Walter Perera is Senior Professor of English at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. He specializes in Sri Lankan writing in English with a focus on the Sri Lankan novel of expatriation. Perera also serves on the Gratiaen Trust which administers the Gratiaen Prize instituted by Michael Ondaatje to promote English creative writing in Sri Lanka. He has been Editor of The Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities since 1996 and was recently awarded the Trinity College Kandy Prize for his contribution to Education.
Dr. Carol Leon is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Malaya. Her areas of expertise include post colonial literature, travel literature, and Malaysian children’s literature.

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