Chandani Lokuge

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

20002021
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Personal profile

Research interests

Creative Writing: fiction, travel writing, narratology; Literary Studies: diaspora, migration and cultural interactions

Supervision interests

Creative Writing: fiction, travel writing, narratology; Literary Studies: diaspora, migration and cultural interactions, Australian and Asian literatures.

Biography

A former Australian Commonwealth Scholar from Sri Lanka, Chandani Lokuge is currently Associate Professor in Creative Writing and Literary Studies. The Creative Writing Higher Degree Research Degrees were established at Monash under her directorship, and she was Deputy Associate Dean (Global Engagement) in the Faculty of Arts from 2014-15 (incl).

Among Chandani’s international appointments are the Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack Chair in Australian Studies at Freie University Berlin (2012), and Le Studium International Research Chair (Ceative Writing) at Le Studium Advanced Studies Institute Loire Valley (2012). She also held guest professorships at Goethe University Frankfurt (2015), and Harvard University’s Humanities Centre in (2008).

Among Chandani's 16 book publications are her novel, Softly as I leave you (Sri Lanka's Godage Naitonal Literary Award for Best Novel 2013) and book of essays, Mediating Literary Borders: Asian Australian Writing (Routledge 2018). She is the Editor of the Oxford Classics Reissues series.

Chandani has supervised 19 PhD/MA students in Creative Writing and Literary Studies to successful completion. She is available for supervision in both these fields.

Research area keywords

  • Cretive Writing
  • Literary Studies
  • Travel and migration
  • Postcolonial literatures
  • Asian-Australian diasporas

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Projects 2004 2021

Research Output 2000 2019

Mediating Literary Borders: Asian Australian Writing

Lokuge, C. (ed.) & Wilson, J. (ed.), 2018, Routledge. 114 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Introduction: Realigning the margins: Asian Australian writing

Wilson, J. & Lokugé, C., 2 Sep 2016, In : Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 52, 5, p. 527-532 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Mediating literary borders: Sri Lankan writing in Australia

Lokugé, C., 2 Sep 2016, In : Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 52, 5, p. 559-571 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Sand bars of memory: the tsunami in Sri Lanka

Lokuge, C., 2014, Moving Worlds: a journal for transcultural writings, 14, 2, p. 14-24 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationCreative WorkResearch

Prizes

Sri Lanka Godage National Literary Award for Best Book

Chandani Lokuge (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Serendib Business Community Award

Chandani Lokuge (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

New South Wales Premier's Award short-listing for Best Novel

Chandani Lokuge (Recipient), 2001

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2012 2019

  • 4 External research organisation, centre or institute
  • 2 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Peer review panel or committee
  • 1 Editorial responsibility

'Carrefour - he said - meeting place. Curves without edges': Sri Lankan Writing in Australia

Chandani Lokuge (Keynote/plenary speaker)
26 Jan 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Journal of Postcolonial Writing (Journal)

Chandani Lokuge (Guest editor)
2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Citizenship: Law and Literature

Chandani Lokuge (Member)
1 Feb 20191 Feb 2021

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research organisation, centre or institute

Programming Committee, MWF 2019

Chandani Lokuge (Member)
1 Jan 20191 Jan 2020

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research organisation, centre or institute

Citizenship: Law and Literature

Chandani Lokuge (Keynote/plenary speaker)
19 Mar 201922 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media