SEMINAR. Transdisciplinary Approaches to the Rāmāyaṇa and Mahābhārata

Data evento: 3 June – 8 July 2021 Indirizzo: Online

Transdisciplinary Approaches to the Rāmāyaṇa and Mahābhārata

International Online Seminar Series

 

Thurs 3 June 2021, 1400–1630 BST 

Gayathri Iyer (JNU): “Ravana Anugraḥamūrti as Seen through the Eyes of Śiva’s Gaṇás: Commentary or Humour?”

John Brockington (Edinburgh): “Some Illustrated Vālmīki Rāmāyaa Manuscripts”

Giulia Buriola (La Sapienza): “Shaping Identities through the Rāmāyaṇa: Interpreting Prapannāmṛta 123–126”

 

Thurs 10 June, 1400–1630 BST 

Panel: Polish Mahābhārata Translation Project

Joanna Jurewicz (Warsaw): “Vyāsa as a Film-Maker. Creating of Battle-Scenes in Selected Examples of MBh 6”

Andrzej Babkiewicz (Warsaw): “Weapons in the Mahābhārata – an Attempt of Reconstruction”

Sven Sellmer (AMU Poznań): “Computer-Based Analysis of the Usage of Expressions Denoting Weapons in the Mahābhārata

 

Thurs 17 June, 1400–1630 BST 

Shubha Pathak (American): “Demonic and Demidivine Beauty in the Eyes of Demidivine and Demonic Beholders: Making Hanumat Disbelieve and Duryodhana Misbelieve through (A-)Puruṣārthic Assembly-Hall Aesthetics in the Rāmāyaṇa and Mahābhārata

Saran Suebsantiwongse (Cambridge): “When Thai Kings Became ‘Rāma’: Origin, Function and Interpretation of the Rāmakien as Seen through the History, Politics and Material Culture of Thailand”

Emily Hudson: “Hiding in Plain Sight: the Surprise Twist in the Vālmīki Rāmāyaa

 

Thurs 24 June, 1400–1630 BST

Roberto Morales-Harley (Málaga): “Lifting Brides / Lifting Enemies: Male Embraces in the Mahābhārata’s Virāṭaparvan and Bhāsa’s Pañcarātram  

Harold Wiese (Leipzig): “Decisions in the Mahābhārata

Christopher Austin (Dalhousie): “Subrahmaṇya Kṛṣṇa: Stolen and Unstolen Cows in the Mahābhārata and Harivaṃśa

 

Thurs 1 July, 1400–1630 BST 

Panel: Resonances of Separation: Pathos, Compassion, and Divinity in Rāmāyaa Narratives

Mercy Dutta (JNU): “Loving like a Spouse, Ruling like a King: Historicizing Emotional Conflict through Bhavabhūti’s Uttararāmacaritam

Tarinee Awasthi (Cornell): “Pathos and Compassion in the Rāmacaritamānasa and Beyond”

Aditya Chaturvedi (Emory): “Revealing the Goddess: Sītā’s Response to Separation from Rāma in Rameśvaracarita Mithilā Rāmāyaṇa

 

Thurs 8 July, 1400–1630 BST

Max Deeg (Cardiff): “The Buddha in the ‘Wild West’: Jātakas and Other Stories in Gandhāra and their Religio-Political Context”

Suganya Anandakichenin (Hamburg): “Nindāstuti or stutinindā? Śiśupāla’s words on Kṛṣṇa in Villipputtūrar’s Tamil Pāratam 

Simon Brodbeck (Cardiff): “Holst’s Sāvitri Libretto”

To register:

https://cardiff.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdOuppjMjGNc8Jutfg_p8OehzkShiutbv

Dowload the programme here:

http://www.associazioneitalianadistudisanscriti.org/download/20210603-0708 TARM_PROGRAMME__compressed_link.pdf

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