Schedule

341 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley.

8:30-8:45.  Welcome & Opening Remarks. Robert P. Goldman. 

8:45-10:15. Panel One. Moderator: Kashi Gomez.

  • 8:45-9:30. Jennifer Clare: After Kampaṉ: The Rāma Story in 16th-century Tamil Sources
  • 9:30-10:15. Pika Ghosh: Unrolling an Epic: A Rāmāyaṇa Scroll from Nineteenth-Century Bengal

10:15-10:30. Coffee Break

10:30-12:00. Panel Two. Moderator: Priya Kothari.

  • 10:30-11:15. Sohini Pillai: Vamp or Victim? Representations of Śūrpaṇakhā in Contemporary India
  • 11:15-12:00. Sally J. Sutherland Goldman: Transgressive Narratives: Sexual Aggression and the Uttarakāṇḍa

12:oo-1:15. Lunch

1:15-2:45. Panel Three. Moderator: Priya Kothari.

  • 1:15-2:00. Philip Lutgendorf: Diving Into the Lake: On the Necessity, Joy, and Anxiety of (Re)Translating Tulsidas’ Rāmcaritmānas
  • 2:00-2:45. Vasudha Paramasivan: Inhabiting the Spaces of the Rāmāyaṇa: Community and Conflict

2:45-3:00. Coffee Break

3:00-4:30. Panel Four. Moderator: Kashi Gomez.

  • 3:00-3:45. Luis González-Reimann: The Epics and Traditional History: Their Placement in the Yugas
  • 3:45-4:30. Robert P. Goldman: What a Long, Strange Trip: Rāvaṇa’s Intercontinental and Interplanetary Voyages in the Prakṣipta Passages of the Uttarakāṇḍa of Vālmīki’s Rāṃāyaṇa