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Transforming Traditions 4: ‘Why do we still sift the husk-like Upanisads?’: Revisiting Vedanta in Early Caitanya Vaisnava Theology

Lecture Type: 
Transforming Traditions Series
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Rembert Lutjeharms
Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2012 -
14:00 to 15:30
Location: 
OCHS Library
First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Rembert

Yeats and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: The Poet as Orientalist

Lecture Type: 
Graduate Seminar
Full Name (inc. titles): 
W. David Soud
Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2012 -
14:00 to 15:30
Location: 
OCHS Library

Yeats once wrote ‘I know nothing but the novels of Balzac and the aphorisms of Patanjali’. In setting a worldly French novelist against a Indian mystical philosopher, Yeats is not merely recasting the dialogue of self and soul that has governed so much of his poetry; he is signaling that one side of the debate has staked out its position in India, and that the terms of the discussion have changed. Though he had found poetic inspiration in India earlier in his career, Yeats’s final and most productive foray into Indic traditions would challenge his conceptions of self, God and destiny.

First name (inc. titles): 
W. David

Traditional interpretation of Vedic poetry

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Usha Choudhuri
Date: 
Thursday, March 11, 1999 - 15:30
Location: 
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Usha

Hindu saints and poets: Perspectives and examples (seven lectures)

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Charles S. J. White
Date: 
Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 15:15
Location: 

This course will focus on the history of Hinduism as it encompasses the religious experience of its holy men and women. Very often, besides being "saints" in the Hindu sense, they were gifted philosophers and/or poets. After the historical and methodological introduction, subsequent lectures will illustrate the contributions of these thinkers and creative writers to the history of Hindu literature.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Charles S. J.

The Hindu imagination and imaginary Hinduisms

Lecture Type: 
Majewski Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr David Smith
Date: 
Friday, November 21, 2003 - 12:45
Location: 
First name (inc. titles): 
Dr David

Kavya, (literature as an art form) and bhakti

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Daniela Rossella
Date: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2004 - 12:45
Location: 
First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Daniela

The Apirami Antati and Mataracamman Antati: Hindu and Christian theological hymns in a Tamil style

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Francis X. Clooney, SJ
Date: 
Friday, March 5, 2004 - 12:45
Location: 
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Francis X.

A poet and a philosopher: Two women in the Sri Vaishnava tradition

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Vasudha Narayanan
Date: 
Thursday, October 21, 2004 - 11:30
Location: 

Professor Vasudha Narayanan (University of Florida, USA and Tamal Krishna Visiting Fellow, President of the American Academy of Religion [2001])

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Vasudha

Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky and Sanskrit

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Seminar
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Ashok Aklujkar
Date: 
Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 16:15
Location: 
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Ashok

Playing around with Sakuntala: Translating Sanskrit drama for performance

Lecture Type: 
Majewski Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr William Johnson
Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 13:00
Location: 

This lecture considers possible strategies for translating the conventions and aesthetic of Sanskrit drama for a modern English-peaking audience. It takes the form of a case study of Dr. Johnson's own translation of The Recognition of Sakuntala for Oxford World's Classics, and reflects on some unintended consequences.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr William

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