Publications

In Press, 2018
Jayathilake C. Muselmann: Incarceration and the mobilised body in Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona's The Island. African Studies [Routledge: Taylor & Francis imprints: ISSN: 0002-0184 & ISSN: 1469-2872]. In Press, 2018;77(4).
2017
Jayathilake C. Untold Stories: Female Street Prostitution as Represented in Ruwanthie De Chickera's Middle of Silence. 2017.
Untold Stories: Female Street Prostitution as Represented in Ruwanthie De Chickera's Middle of Silence. Sahithya - Department of Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs. Sri Lanka. 2017:50-70.
Jayathilake C. Ethno-linguistic Cartographies as Colonial Embodiment in Postcolonial Sri Lanka(Book Chapter). In: Jackson M Coloniality, Ontology, and the Question of the Posthuman. 1st ed. London and New York: Routledge (ISBN: 978-1-138-92090-3 (hbk) ISBN: 978-1-315-68672-1 (ebk)); 2017. pp. 280. Publisher's VersionAbstract
This book brings together emerging insights from across the humanities and social sciences to highlight how postcolonial studies are being transformed by increasingly influential and radical approaches to nature, matter, subjectivity, human agency, and politics. These include decolonial studies, political ontology, political ecology, indigeneity, and posthumanisms. The book examines how postcolonial perspectives demand of posthumanisms and their often ontological discourses that they reflexively situate their own challenges within the many long histories of decolonised practice. Just as postcolonial research needs to critically engage with radical transitions suggested by the ontological turn and its related posthumanist developments, so too do posthumanisms need to decolonise their conceptual and analytic lenses. The chapters' interdisciplinary analyses are developed through global, critical, and empirical cases that include: city spaces and urbanisms in the Global North and South; food politics and colonial land use; cultural and cosmic representation in film, theatre, and poetry; nation building; the Anthropocene; materiality; the void; pluriversality; and, indigenous world views. Theoretically and conceptually rich, the book proposes new trajectories through which postcolonial and posthuman scholarships can learn from one another and so critically advance.
Translations: Biopolitical Linguistic Cartography? (abstract). Ireland's Writers in the 21st Century: International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL-2017). 2017.
2016
Jayathilake C. Rebels and Biopolitics: Mahasweta Devi’s Mother of 1084 (DOI:10.3968/8404/ISSN 1923-1563). Studies in Literature and Language, Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture (Canada). 2016;12.
2015
Jayathilake C. Rebels and the Body of Democracy: Mother of 1084, in The AHRC( Arts and Humanities Research Conference) North West Consortium at Keele University , United Kingdom.; 2015.
Jayathilake C. ‘Political Death and Neo-racism: Styles in ‘Sizwe Bansi is Dead’. Under Construction, University of Keele, UK [Internet]. 2015;1:34–46. Publisher's Version
2014
Jayathilake C. Embodied and disembodied biopolitics in Rasanayagam’s Last Riot: political aesthetics and linguistic cartographies in political theatre, in The Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society with IBG, Imperial College, University of London, UK.; 2014.
2012
Jayathilake C. ‘Negative Evidence and Second Language Acquisition’. VISTAS: Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Open University Publication (Sri Lanka). 2012;7.
2011
Jayathilake C. Classroom Interactional Feedback: A True Facilitator in Second Language Learning?. In: Language and Literature: ELT Across the Boarders (Edis. H.S. Chandalia & G.K. Sukhwal). New Delhi: Creative Books; 2011.
Jayathilake C. “Matilda” by Hilaire Belloc"'. SLELTA Quarterly. 2011;10.
Jayathilake C. Negative evidence through classroom interactional feedback in second language acquisition: effective for delayed language contexts?. 2011.
2010
Jayathilake C. ‘Monkeys by Punyakante Wijenaike’. SLELTA Quarterly. 2010;9.
2008
Jayathilake C. The Origin of African Theatre : An Overview ( A brief summary). https://www.academia.edu/2466069/The\_Origin\_of\_African\_Theatre\_An\_Overview. 2008.