Articles by Aruna Ekanayake

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The Act of Killing: Authorship as Performance and the Mythology of National Identity
Aruna Ekanayake | UCLA Cinema and Media Studies – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

The performance of mythology within a culture or nation aims to maintain a collective identity, and often the topics of these performances or reenactments refer to acts of cruelty, destruction, murder and war. The Ancient Greeks wrote and performed theater about their spiteful murderous Gods. European songs, novels, theatre and cinema produce iconography that glorifies wars responsible for the death and displacement of hundreds of millions.

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