Samitha Senanayake

Credentials: English, Literary Studies

Position title: PhD Student

Previous Institution(s)
1) Miami University of Ohio. 2) University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Areas of Research Interest
Sri Lankan Literature in English, Buddhist Modernity
Areas of General Interest
Intersections between literary criticism and Buddhist thought.
List of published and non-published works
  • Journal article: “Narrating the Buddhist No-Self in Sri Lanka: A Reading of Michael Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost.”Phoenix: Sri Lanka Journal of English in the Commonwealth. Volume XIII & XIV, 2016 & 2017
Favorite part about CSA
The Annual Conference. The experience of encountering such an array of transnational multidisciplinary scholarship on South Asia has been inspiring. As a graduate student, it has also been a great place for testing out ideas and receiving valuable advice and feedback.
Hobbies
Embroidery
Favorite part of living in Madison
It is just the right size! I feel like the 80 bus will get me to wherever I need to go on campus within 45 minutes, and still there are so many open spaces and views that help to not make the campus area seem claustrophobic. So it is big and small at the same time.