Kanchuka Dharmasiri Publications
This page consists of a selection of Kanchuka Dharmasiri's academic writings in Sinhala and English, conference presentations and talks, followed by some of the articles she wrote for newspapers.

Books
  • 2012 Streets Ahead with Haththotuwegama: A Collection of Articles by and about Gamini Haththotuwegama.  Assistant editors: Lohan Gunaweera & Nicole Calandra. Ravaya Publishers: Maharagama, Sri Lanka
              Streets Ahead with Haththotuwegama


Book chapters
  • 2017 “Voices from the Therīgāthā: Framing Western Feminisms in Sinhala Translation.” Translating Women: Different Voices and New Horizons. Eds. Luise von Flotow & Farzaneh Farahzad. Routledge: New York, U.S.A.
  • 2016 “Modern Theatre in Sri Lanka.” Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre. Ed. Siyuan Liu. Routledge: New York, U.S.A.
  •  2015 “From Narratives of Nations to Bloody Streets: Contemporary Sinhala and Tamil Theatre in Sri Lanka.” Mapping South Asia through Performance. Ed. Ashis Sengupta. Palgrave Macmillan: Hampshire, U.K.

Journal Articles
  • 2010 “Space, Audience and Power in Wayside and Open Theatre Performances.” Tales About Hatha: Gamini Haththotuwegama Felicitation Volume. Ed. Athula Samarakoon & Sudesh Mantilleke. Arts Council, University of Peradeniya
Conference Presentations
  • 2016 “Translators and Directors in a Postcolonial Context” Asian Translation Traditions.”  Monash University Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2016 “Reflecting on the Politics and 'Neutrality' of Observation and Mediation.” Rethinking Peace Studies Conference. International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2015 “Translating with Bodies and Sounds: The Multilayered Translational Process in Theatre Practice.” Pluralingualism and Orality in Translation: Conference Festival. Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
  • 2015 "The Multilayered Process of Devising Subha" Colombo Theatre Forum for Directors, Goethe Institut, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2014 “Theatre and Community: A Few Questions.” Colombo Theatre Forum for Directors, Goethe Institut, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2012 “What Do You Prefer, the Hammer or the Nail? Language and Transcreations in the Wayside and Open Theatre Performances.” Crossroads Conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst
  • 2012 “No Tickets: The Wayside and Open Theatre’s Critique of the Commercialization of Theatres and Public Spaces.” American Comparative Literature Association, Brown University, Providence
  • 2011 “You Saw, I Saw: An Analysis of The Wayside and Open Theatre’s Performances in Public Spaces.” Spaces of Alterity Conference, University of Nottingham
  • 2011 “Everything O You Can Sell: An Exploration of The Wayside and Open Theatre’s Performances in Public Spaces.” 2011 Sri Lanka Graduate Conference, India- China Institute, the New School for Social Research, New York
  • 2009 “Rolling in Money!”: The Wayside and Open Theater’s Critique of Neocolonial and State Power Structures through Language and Performance.” American Comparative Literature Association, Harvard, Cambridge
  • 2009 “Taking to the Streets: Intersections of Space, Audience, and Power in the Wayside and Open Theater in Sri Lanka.” 30th Annual Mid-America Theater Conference (MATC), Chicago
  • 2008 “In the Streets: Space, Power, and the Wayside and Open Theater in Sri Lanka.” Crossroads Conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst
  • 2007 “Chekhov’s Site of Paradise and Lawrence’s Dark Apathy: Accounts of Sri Lanka by Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Literary Figures.” Southern comparative Literature Association, Chapel Hill
  • 2007 “Ionesco in Sinhala: A Critical Investigation of the Challenges and Complications in Translating and Directing Tatta Gayikawa” Third Annual Binghamton Amherst Translation Conference, State University of New York, Binghamton
  • 2006 “Translations in Sinhala Theater.” Second Annual Translation Conference, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • 2006 “Creating Feminist Dialogues.” Second Annual Binghamton Amherst Translation Conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst
  • 2005 “Translation and Sinhala Theater in a Postcolonial Context” First Annual Binghamton Amherst Translation Conference, State University of New York, Binghamton
Conference Organization
  • 2014 Co-organizer and moderator, Colombo Theatre Forum for Directors, Colombo
  • 2008 Panel Chair, Crossroads Conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 2008 Panel Chair, Junior Year Writing Conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 2006 Co-Organizer, Second Annual Binghamton Amherst Translation Conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Public Talks
  • 2010 “Staging the Struggle: The Past and the Future of Street Drama” Invitation to a New Discourse. N.M. Perera Centre, Borella, Sri Lanka
  • 2010 “Translation and Contemporary Sinhala Theatre with a Focus on Harold Pinter’s Ashes to Ashes.” National Library Services Council Auditorium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Newspaper Articles
  • 2004 “What is this Ayurvedic Medicine?” A series of articles based on interviews conducted with Dr. Padmakumari Veebadde. Nuwara, Kandy, June 1-August 1
  • 2004 “Hours: A Woman’s Life in a Single Moment.” Nuwara, Kandy, September 1

 





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