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Name: Prof. Niroshini Gunasekera
Designation: Professor
Department: Department of Modern Languages
University Location: (Room Number) K2 122
University Address:
Department of Modern Languages,
University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Telephone: (Extension) 799/ (Office) +94-11-2-903733
E-mail:
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Administrative Experience:
• Head-Department of Modern Languages(1997- 1998)
• Acting Head-Department of Modern Languages(1999-2006)
• Subject Head- French Studies
Educational Qualifications:
• B.A. Kelaniya (Sri Lanka)
• Licence de Lettres modernes- Université Paul Valery - Montpellier III- France
• Licence de Lettres modernes (Mention FLE) - Université Paul Valery- Montpellier III- France
• Maitrise de Lettres modernes- Littérature comparée - Université Paul Valery- Montpellier III- France
• Master II- Traductologie – Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier III – France
PhD in Translation Studies : Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3, France
Teaching:
• French Language, literature, culture, Francophone literature,Translation
Research Interests:
• Women and literature, Translation, Francophone literature, Comparative literature
Current Research Activities:
Translation Studies, Translation of Sri Lankan Culture into French
Special Training:
• Comparative literature, Francophone literature, Translation Studies
Selected Publication:
• Therese Desqueyroux de Francois Mauriac- critical analysis (University of Kelaniya-Journal-Faculty - of Humanities), 2003
• The existentialist movement (University of Kelaniya-Journal-Faculty of Humanities), 2004
• Mme Bovary- Flaubert. A critical analysis (University of Kelaniya-Journal-Faculty of Humanities), 2006
Monographs:
• La vraie douleur de Marguerite Duras, analyse du roman La Douleur de Marguerite Duras
• Simone de Beauvoir et le féminisme
• Cocteau, Maison de Santé, analyse de desseins
Books:
Translations into Sinhala from French
• Waasanawanthamaranayak(Une mort trèsdouce by Simone de Beauvoir)- a publication by the Centre for European studies, University of Kelaniya, 1999
• SaagarayataWellak, (Un Barrage contre le Pacifique by Marguerite Duras) Vidarshana Publications, 2003, Prashastha award, Presidential awards 2004
• Aadarawanthaya, (L’Amant, Marguerite Duras), Samayawardhana Publications, 2005)
• Uthurucheenayéaadarawanthaya(L’Amant de la Chine du Nord, Marguerite Duras) Samayawardhana Publications, 2007)
• Api kohedayannethaaththé? (Où on va, papa ?, Jean-Louis Fournier, Samayawardhana Publications, 2009)
• Ohuenathuru, La douleur, Marguerite Duras (Samayawardhana Publications, 2010)
L’adversaire by Emanuel Carrère, Aathmagaathakaya ( Samayawardhana Publications, 2015)
Les souvenirs de David Foenkinos, Sadeepa Publishers (being published)
Scholarships & Awards:
Bourse de Scientifique de haut niveau : Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France (2013-2015)
Bourse couverture sociale for Doctoral Studies: Minsitry of Foreign Affaire, France (2010-2013)
Bureau du livre: Fellowship on Literary Translation : (2008 & 2001)
Postgraduate Scholarship : Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France (1992-1995)
Presentation at National & International Conferences:
Colloque international: Intraduisible (Université d’Evry, France, 2015)
International Conference on Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya, 2015)
Colloque internationale de la traductologie (Université de Limoge, France, 2014)
National Centre for Advanced Studies, Sri Lanka (2014)
Colloque internationale de la traductologie (Université de Liège, Belgium, 2013)
Conference on European Studies (Pondicherry, India, 1998)
Colloque de la francophonie (Goa, India, 1999)
Member of Associations:
Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Alliance française de Kotte in Colombo
Member of SAES