Professor Niroshini Gunasekera
Professor Niroshini Gunasekera
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Contact:

Department of Modern Languages
(Room Number) K16 301
Department of Modern Languages
University of Kelaniya
Sri Lanka


Tel:    (Office) +94-11-2-903721 / (Extension) 725
E-mail: hsirisena53@gmail.com/ niro_gun@yahoo.fr

Educational Qualification:

  • 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

Administrative Experience:

  • Head-Department of Modern Languages (1997- 1998)
  • Acting Head-Department of Modern Languages (1999-2006)
  • Subject Head- French Studies
  • French Language, literature, culture, Francophone literature, Translation

Administrative Experience:

  • Head-Department of Modern Languages (1997- 1998)
  • Acting Head-Department of Modern Languages (1999-2006) Subject Head- French Studies
  • French Language, literature, culture, Francophone literature, Translation

Research and Publications:

 

  • 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)

            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)

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

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)

Member of Associations:

  • Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Alliance française de Kotte in Colombo
  • Member of SAES
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