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D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, was International Chairperson of ACLALS (1993-97); Vice-President of FILLM (1993-99); Foundation Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge; Henry Charles Chapman Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London; and Guest Professor at the University of Tubingen, Germany. A well-established critic of twentieth-century and postcolonial literature, and the leading authority on Sri Lankan English literature, his books include Developing Countries in British Fiction (1977), Images of the Raj: South Asia in  the Literature of Empire (1988), Joseph Conrad: Beyond Culture and Background (1990), Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (London & New York: Routledge, 2007), Salman Rushdie (London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1998, 2nd edn 2010) and Sri Lankan English Literature and the Sri Lankan People 1917-2003 (2005, 2nd edn 2007). He has edited Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness (1995, 2nd edn. 1999, reprinted 2003, 2007), The Penguin New Writing in Sri Lanka (1992), The Penguin Book of Modern Sri Lankan Stories (1996), Kaleidoscope: An Anthology of Sri Lankan English Literature (2007) and Kaleidoscope: An Anthology of Sri Lankan English Literature, Volume 2 (2010). The 3rd edition of Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness (Canada: Broadview Press), virtually a new book, appeared in July 2020.

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