Date of Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies (PhD)
Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
Second Committee Member
Archive, Asian, Performance, Repertoire, Sri Lanka, Travel literature
This project examines the archive and the repertoire of the Esala Perahera in Sri Lanka and charts the ideological and cultural implications of the performance. The archival analysis begins with the interrogation of the historical chronicles and the recorded history of the performance in the Sinhala and English texts. Thereafter, travel literature and the dissemination of cultural knowledge on the Perahera are discussed. The study of the repertoire and the photographic archive explores key performances in the Esala Perahera in 2016 and 2017. Postcolonial theory, theories on cultural anthropology, and performance theory are used to analyze the archive and the repertoire of the Esala Perahera thereby extending the scholarship on the performance.
Jayasinghe, H. (2019). Archive and Repertoire of the Esala Perahera Performance in Sri Lanka. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/3319