Talks

Recent talks

2017    “Indic Prosopography in the Digital Age.” In “The Future of Digital Texts in South Asian Studies / A SARIT Workshop”, Vienna, May 22–24.

2016    “Udbhaṭa on Upamā: Rethinking Simile in the Jayāpīḍa Moment.” In “Around Abhinavagupta: Aspects of the Intellectual History of Kashmir.” Cornell University, Ithaca NY, October 25–26.

2016    “Playfulness and Suggestion in Daṇḍin’s ‘Condensed Speech.’” 45th Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison, October. Organized the section on “Expansion and Condensation in Daṇḍin’s Hall of Mirrors Across Asia.”

2015    Patterns in a Hall of Mirrors: A Preliminary Report. In “Asia in the Mirror of Literature.” Jerusalem, Institute of Advanced Studies, December 13.

2015    “In Search of Scholasticism: Sanskrit Poetics and Its Long Path to Śāstrahood.” In “Scholasticisms’ Practice and Practices’ Scholasticism.” Paris: April 10.

2014    “The Needy Injunction: Appayya Dīkṣita and the Underpinnings of Mīmāṃsā.” 43rd Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison, October.

2014    “A Prosopographical Database for Sanskrit Works in the Early Modern Era (and Beyond): The Appayya Dīkṣita Project, Phase 3.” In Workshop on ‪Buddhist Studies and Digital Humanities‬‬‬: Oxford, September.

2013    “Udbhaṭa and the Dawn of Kashmiri Poetics.” In “Around Abhinavagupta: Aspects of the Intellectual History of Kashmir from the 9th to the 11th Century.” University of Leipzig, Leipzig, June.

2013    “Embrace Takes Center Stage: An Overview of Bitextuality in South Asia.” In “Sense multiple(s) et polysémie: Prospectives croisées, Orient & Occident.” Aix-en-Provence, June.

2013    “South Meets North: Banaras from the Perspective of a Tamil Brahmin (c. 1600).” In “Discipline, Sect, Lineage and Community: Scholar-Intellectuals in India, c. 1500-1800.” St Antony’s College, Oxford, May.

2013    “Embrace Takes Center Stage: An Overview of Bitextuality in South Asia.” Institute of Oriental Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kracow, Poland, April.

2012    “The Early Golden Age of Sanskrit Poetics.” “Juxtapositions Lecture Series,” University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, October.

2012    “The Roar of a Lion Poet: Vedānta Deśika’s Literary Oeuvre.” 41st Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison, October 12.

2012    “Birds of a Feather: Vāmana Bhaṭṭa Bāṇa’s Haṃsasandeśa and Its Intertexts.” 15th World Sanskrit Conference, New Delhi, India, January.

2011    “From Conqueror to Connoisseur: Kalhaṇa’s Account of Jayāpīḍa and the Fashioning of Kashmir as a Kingdom of Learning.” 40th Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison, October.

2010    “Bhāmaha or Daṇḍin: Who Was First?” 39th Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison, October.