Dr Laleen Jayamanne

BA University of Ceylon, MA New York University, PhD University of NSW


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Biographical details

Recipient of ARC Discovery grant 2005-2007 inclusive for research project 'Cinema and the Senses: Temporality of the Films of Stanley Kubrick, Terrence Malick and Kumar Shahani.'

Research interests

  • Cross-cultural film criticism
  • Feminist film theory
  • Cinema of Kumar Shahani
  • Deleuzean film theory

Selected grants

2011

  • Gender and Modernity Research Group; Morris M, Allon F, Cooper M, Driscoll C, Gatens M, Hardie M, Hickey-Moody A, Jayamanne L, Lusty N, Roberts M, Waldby C; University of Sydney/FARCS Grant.

2010

  • The Gender and Modernity Research Group; Driscoll C, Gatens M, Hardie M, Hickey-Moody A, Lusty N, Park J, Roberts M, Waldby C, Jayamanne L, Cooper M; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

2005

  • Cinema and the senses: Temporality of the films of Stanley Kubrick, Terrence Malick and Kumar Shahani; Jayamanne L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2004

  • Cinema and the senses: temporality of the films of Stanley Kubrick, Terrence Malick and Kumar Shahani; Jayamanne L; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2003

  • Cinema and the senses: temporality of the films of Stanley Kubrick, Terrence Malick and Kumar Shahani; Jayamanne L; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2002

  • Film & Senses: Stanley Kubricks Eyes Wide Shut.; Jayamanne L; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2000

  • The Cinema of Kumar Shahani: modernity and the invention of cultural memory.; Jayamanne L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Small Grants.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Jayamanne, L. (2014). The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahani. USA: Indiana University Press.
  • Jayamanne, L. (2001). Toward Cinema and Its Double: Cross-Cultural Mimesis. United States: Indiana University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Jayamanne, L. (2010). Contact Lenses: Cinaesthesia in the Museum. In Charles Merewether and John Potts (Eds.), After the Event: New Perspectives on Art History, (pp. 174-188). UK: Manchester University Press.
  • Jayamanne, L. (2005). Let's miscegenate: Jackie Chan and his African-American connection. In Meaghan Morris, Siu Leung Li & Stephen Chan Ching-kiu (Eds.), Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema, (pp. 151-162). Durham & London: Duke University Press.
  • Jayamanne, L. (2001). Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks - DO THE RIGHT THING - 'A Spike Lee Joint' : Blocking and Unblocking the Block. In Patricia Pisters (Eds.), Micropolitics of Media Culture: Reading the Rhizomes of Deleuze and Guattari, (pp. 235-249). Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press.

Journals

  • Jayamanne, L. (2013). To Derail Thinking: On shuttling between Australia and India as a former Ceylonese. Cultural Studies, 27(2), 271-289. [More Information]
  • Jayamanne, L. (2013). To sing and to dance, to think and to fight: an actor's second nervous system. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 14(1), 26-43. [More Information]
  • Jayamanne, L. (2011). On Teaching Cinema Studies in Australia. Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies, 2(1), 5-9. [More Information]
  • Jayamanne, L. (2010). The drover's wives and camp couture: Baz Luhrmann's preposterous national epic. Studies in Australasian Cinema, 4(2), 131-143.
  • Jayamanne, L. (2008). Jean-Luc Godard's "Histoire(s) du cinema" OR "Memory of the world" (a lecture). Screening The Past, (23), 1-6.
  • Jayamanne, L. (2006). The Museum as Refuge for Film: The Case of Kumar Shahani's Epic Cinema. Post Script (Commerce): essays in film and the humanities, 25(3), 79-92.
  • Jayamanne, L. (2004). Pursuing Micromovements In Room 202. Signs: journal of women in culture and society, 30(1), 1248-1256.
  • Jayamanne, L. (2002). The Ornamentation of Nicole Kidman (Eyes Wide Shut) and Mita Vashisht (Kasba): a Sketch. Senses of Cinema, (23).

2014

  • Jayamanne, L. (2014). The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahani. USA: Indiana University Press.

2013

  • Jayamanne, L. (2013). To Derail Thinking: On shuttling between Australia and India as a former Ceylonese. Cultural Studies, 27(2), 271-289. [More Information]
  • Jayamanne, L. (2013). To sing and to dance, to think and to fight: an actor's second nervous system. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 14(1), 26-43. [More Information]

2011

  • Jayamanne, L. (2011). On Teaching Cinema Studies in Australia. Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies, 2(1), 5-9. [More Information]

2010

  • Jayamanne, L. (2010). Contact Lenses: Cinaesthesia in the Museum. In Charles Merewether and John Potts (Eds.), After the Event: New Perspectives on Art History, (pp. 174-188). UK: Manchester University Press.
  • Jayamanne, L. (2010). The drover's wives and camp couture: Baz Luhrmann's preposterous national epic. Studies in Australasian Cinema, 4(2), 131-143.

2008

  • Jayamanne, L. (2008). Jean-Luc Godard's "Histoire(s) du cinema" OR "Memory of the world" (a lecture). Screening The Past, (23), 1-6.

2006

  • Jayamanne, L. (2006). The Museum as Refuge for Film: The Case of Kumar Shahani's Epic Cinema. Post Script (Commerce): essays in film and the humanities, 25(3), 79-92.

2005

  • Jayamanne, L. (2005). Let's miscegenate: Jackie Chan and his African-American connection. In Meaghan Morris, Siu Leung Li & Stephen Chan Ching-kiu (Eds.), Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema, (pp. 151-162). Durham & London: Duke University Press.

2004

  • Jayamanne, L. (2004). Pursuing Micromovements In Room 202. Signs: journal of women in culture and society, 30(1), 1248-1256.

2002

  • Jayamanne, L. (2002). The Ornamentation of Nicole Kidman (Eyes Wide Shut) and Mita Vashisht (Kasba): a Sketch. Senses of Cinema, (23).

2001

  • Jayamanne, L. (2001). Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks - DO THE RIGHT THING - 'A Spike Lee Joint' : Blocking and Unblocking the Block. In Patricia Pisters (Eds.), Micropolitics of Media Culture: Reading the Rhizomes of Deleuze and Guattari, (pp. 235-249). Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press.
  • Jayamanne, L. (2001). Toward Cinema and Its Double: Cross-Cultural Mimesis. United States: Indiana University Press.

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