Carmen Wickramagamage

Carmen Wickramagamage

Carmen Wickramagamage is Professor in English and Head of the Department of English at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.  She holds a PhD in English from the University of Hawaii, USA, for her work on exploring the uneasy alliances between postcolonial theory, feminism and ‘Third World’ women writers, focusing on the works of two South Asian women writers.  She counts among her publications essays and articles on literature produced in postcolonial spaces and on themes relating to these spaces.  In addition to writing on literature in English, she also translates from Sinhala into English.  Her translation of a Sinhala novel into English, Sunethra Rajakarunanayake’s Podu Purushaya translated into English as Metta: A Story about Love, won the State Literary Award for the Best Translation of a Work of Fiction into English.