McCrea, Lawrence: Small Grant, 2014-2015


Lawrence McCrea (Asain Studies)

Language Resource Center
Asian Studies
Project Title: 
Around Abhinavagupta: Aspects of the Intellectual History of Kashmir, From the 9th to the 11th Centuries
Project Abstract: 
Lawrence McCrea is currently organizing an international conference on the intellectual history of medieval Kashmir, scheduled for October 2016.The conference, entitled “Around Abhinavagupta: Aspects Kashmiri Intellectual History from the 9th to the 11th Centuries”, will present the work of a large and prestigious international group of scholars dealing with a variety of philosophical, literary and religious transformations during one of the most vibrant regions and creative periods in Indian intellectual history, focusing especially on the works and legacy of the great Śaiva religious teacher Abhinavagupta. The conference will be of interest to students and faculty, whose work relates to classical, comparative, or world philosophy, poetry, aesthetics, dramaturgy, ritual theory, and scriptural or general hermeneutics.