Laleen Jayamanne

Laleen Jayamanne taught cinema Studies in the Department of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Sydney. She received her BA from the University of Ceylon, her MA from New York University and her PhD from the University of New South Wales. Her research focuses on cross-cultural film criticism, feminist film theory, and Deleuzean film theory. Some of Jayamanne’s published works include: The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahani (2015), Towards Cinema and its Double: Cross-cultural Mimesis (2001), The Filmmaker and the Prostitute: Dennis O’Rourke’s The Good Woman of Bangkok (1997) and Kiss Me Deadly: Feminism and Cinema for the Moment (1995).