Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 1 – Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall

1:00pm-2:00pm Registration

2:00pm Opening Remarks

2:10-3:10pm Keynote Presentation

Prof. D. Max Moerman, Columbia University
Cartographies of Religion: Visual Culture and the Spatial Imagination

3:10-3:20pm Break

3:20-5:20 Geographies of Alterity
Prof. Shahzad Bashir, Respondent

Mitchell Winter, University of California Santa Cruz
Unearthing Hallucinations: Rethinking the Ideologies of Landscape and Ruin in British India

Sarah L. Reeser, University of Toronto
“But Knowledge Contradicts this Observation”: Seeing, Understanding, and Shaping the Globe in the First Accounts of the New World

Kevin Whitesides, University of California Santa Barbara
Re-Imagining Real Spaces: The Romantic Appeal of Maya Archaeological Sites

Matthew M. Harris, University of California Santa Barbara
“Sing to the Moon and the Stars Will Shine”: Space Music and Transmission of Another World

Friday, October 2 – Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall

10:30am-11:30am Keynote Presentation

Prof. Robert Tally, Texas State University
Reflections on Literary Cartography: Rhapsody, Architectonic, World System

11:30am-11:45am: Break

11:45am-1:15pm Reconstructing Cosmologies
Prof. John Kieschnick, Respondent

Matthew D. McMullen, University of California Berkeley
The Enlightenment of Plants and Trees: The Soteriological Consequences of a Cosmos Without Borders

Meera Kachroo, McGill University
Mapping Maidvīpa: the manifestation of Amritananda’s inner vision at Devipuram

Andrew Monteith, Indiana University
Translinguistics and Time Dilations: Terence McKenna and the Stakes of Psychonaut Cosmologies

1:15pm-2:15pm Break

2:15pm – 4:15pm Textual Worlds
Prof. Charlotte Fonrobert, Respondent

Jonathan Thumas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
EmPlacing Text through Text: Temple Origins and the Production of Sacred Mountains in Early Medieval Japan

Tanvir Ahmed, Stanford University
A Genealogy of Revolt: The Musha’sha’īya Movement and the Early Shi’i Messianic Tradition

Carli Anderson, Arizona State University
“A Lamp Unto My Feet:” Traversing Imagined Space Through Bodily Metaphors of Feet in the Book of Psalms

Sara DeLozier, New York University
Mystical Dreams and Beautiful Birds: Spaces of Necessary Transcendence in The Dream of the Rood and The Phoenix

4:15-4:30pm Break

4:30pm-5:30pm Panel between Prof. D. Max Moerman and Prof. Robert Tally

5:30pm Closing Remarks