This course will provide students an opportunity to explore Sinhala and Tamil literary texts from different time periods in Sri Lanka. They will be able to compare the themes and styles of a variety of literary genres and analyse how writers responded to changing socio-economic and political conditions.

Course Code

ENG 404

Course Title

An Outline of Sinhala and Tamil Literature

Department

English

Medium

English

Programme

Special degree

Day of the week

Tuesday and Friday

Time

1.00-3.00 p.m. and 10.00-11.00

Venue

MA 38A and MA 38

Credits

03

Status compulsory/optional

 

Prerequisites

 

Maximum number of students allowed

 

Names of Instructors

Prof. Liyanage Amarakeerthi, Prof. M.A. Nuhuman, Prof. Sumathy Sivamohan, Dr. Maduranga Kalugampitiya,

Method of Evaluation

Assignment 1 20%

Assignment 2 20%

Final examination 60%

Intended Learning Outcomes:

This course will provide students an opportunity to explore Sinhala and Tamil literary texts from different time periods in Sri Lanka. They will be able to compare the themes and styles of a variety of literary genres and analyse how writers responded to changing socio-economic and political conditions.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

Week

Lecture Topics

01

Classical Tamil literature

02

Classical Tamil literature

03

Classical Tamil literature

04

An historical overview of Sinhala literature

05

An historical overview of Sinhala literature

06

Modern Sinhala poetry

07

Traitor by Shobasakthi

08

Contemporary Tamil poetry from Sri Lanka

09

Contemporary Tamil poetry from Sri Lanka

10

Contemporary Tamil Short stories from Sri Lanka

11

Maname and Sinhabahu

12

Modern Sinhala theatre

13

Gamperaliya by Martin Wickramasinghe

14

Sinhala short stories

15

Sinhala short stories