Dr. Elena Mucciarelli

Buber Fellow: 
2017
Research Field: 

Vedic Studies. Comparative and Historical Linguistics, South Indian Cultural History and Digital Humanities

Room: 
342
Current Projects: 

- The Imaginary King: The Power of Expressive Media in Medieval South India.
- Colour Research as an Interface in Humanities and Science: Generation, Perception, and Representation of Colour Across Disciplines and Cultures. Project director: Prof. Susanne Marschall, University of Tübingen.

Curriculum Vitae: 
Education

• 2016-2017 - Research assistant “Das Hermann-Gundert Portal” Dr. M. Dörr, DFG, University of Tübingen.
• 2016-2017 - Junior Researcher “Farbpräferenzen” Prof. S. Marschall, University of Tübingen.
• 2014-2015 - Principal Investigator “Kings of the Wild” DFG, ZUK 63, University of Tübingen.
• October 2014: Dr. Phil. degree in Indology, University of Tübingen.
• 2013-2015 - Research Fellow “Kudiyattam: Living Sanskrit Theater in Kerala Tradition” Prof. H. Oberlin, Prof. D. Shulman. GIF, University of Tübingen and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
• 2012-2017 - Study of the modern and classical Kannada language, University of Würzburg.
• 2013 - Postdoctoral fellowship "Traces of a Heterodox Concept of Kingship in Ancient, Medieval and Modern India" (U.E. / RAS), University of Cagliari.
• 2011 - Ph.D. “Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral thesis” in Indological and Tibetological Studies, University of Turin and Cultural Studis, University of Tübingen.
• 2007-2008 - Two-years grant “Ritual language in Brāhmaṇas”, Università degli Studi di Milano.
• 2007 - MA degree in Classical Literature and Indology at the Università degli Studi di Milano.

Publications: 
Books
  • 2014 Changes in the semantics between the Ṛgveda Saṃhitā and the Brāhamaṇas. Tübingen: Online-Ausg.- TOBIAS-lib.
  • 2011 (with. M. Angelillo) Il Brahmanesimo. Il cuore del pensiero religioso vedico. Como: Xenia
Edited Books
  • 2018 (forth.) Oberlin, H. & E. Mucciarelli (eds.). Paper & Pixel: Digital Humanities in Indology. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
  • 2018 (forth.) Oberlin, H.; Shulman, D.; and Mucciarelli E. (eds.) Two masterpieces of Kūṭiyāṭṭam: Mantrāṅkam and Aṅgulīyāṅkam. Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • 2016 Bindi, S.; Mucciarelli, E.; Pontillo, T. (eds.) Cross-Cutting Asian Studies: an Interdisciplinary Approach. Delhi: DK.
  • 2015 Pontillo, T.; Bignami, C.; Dore, M.; Mucciarelli, E. (eds.) The Volatile World of Sovereignty: The Vrātya Problem and Kingship in South Asia. Delhi: DK.
  • 2013 Boccali, G.; Mucciarelli, E.(eds.) Stylistic Devices in Indian Literature and Arts. Milano: Cisalpino Istituto Editoriale Universitario.
  • 2012 Freschi, E.; Keidan, A.; Adduci, M.; Bignami, C.; Cuneo, D.; Formigatti, C.A.; Mucciarelli, E. (eds.). “Proceedings of the first Coffee Break Conference: The Study of Asia between Antiquity and Modernity”. In Rivista di Studi Orientali LXXXIV [2011].
Articles
  • 2018 (forth.) Elena Mucciarelli “An Arena for Experimentation: The Blurring Structure of Mantrāṅkaṃ”. In Two masterpieces of Kūṭiyāṭṭam: Mantrāṅkam and Aṅgulīyāṅkam, ed. by H. Oberlin, D. Shulman and E. Mucciarelli. Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • 2018 (forth.) Heike Oberlin-Elena Mucciarelli: “Plucking the flowers: Theatre and Ritual in Mantrāṅkam”. In Two masterpieces of Kūṭiyāṭṭam: Mantrāṅkam and Aṅgulīyāṅkam, ed. by H. Oberlin, D. Shulman and E. Mucciarelli. Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • 2017 “The steadiness of a non-steady place: re-adaptation of the imagery of the chariot”. In Adaptive Reuse: Aspects of Creativity in South Asian Cultural History, ed. by E. Freschi and P. A. Maas. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz (Abhandlungen für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 101).
  • 2016 “Talking Stones: Royal Inscriptions in Medieval Karṇāṭaka”. In Cosmopolitanism and Regionalism in the Indian Cultural Dynamics, ed. by Cristina Bignami and Ewa Dębicka-Borek. (Cracow: Cracow Indological Studies XVIII).
  • 2016 “Goddess and Fertility in the Vedic Period: looking for Stratifications”. In Cross-Cutting Asian Studies: an Interdisciplinary Approach, ed. by S. Bindi, E. Mucciarelli, T. Pontillo. Delhi: DK.
  • 2015 “Lost Speech: the poetry of sattrins”. In The Volatile World of Sovereignty: The Vrātya Problem and Kingship in South Asia, ed. by T. Pontillo, C. Bignami, M. Dore, E. Mucciarelli. Delhi: DK.
  • 2014 “Quotations in Vedic Literature: is the changing of a mantra a stylistic device or the degeneration of a ‘beautiful mind?”. In Journal of Indian Philosophy. Volume 43, Issue 4 (2015): 559-579 (DOI: 10.1007/s10781-014-9247-2).
  • 2013 (with C. Bignami) “La maschera evocazione del divino: rito e teatro nell’india del Sud”. In Chimica di un amore. La Collezione Rimschneider, ed. by Paolo Maiullari. Milano: Edizioni Casagrande (Antropunti/8), 36-49.
  • 2013 “How to tell the presence of the gods: a R̥gvedic technique”. In Stylistic Devices in Indian Literature and Arts, ed. by G. Boccali and E. Mucciarelli. Milano: Cisalpino Istituto Editoriale Universitario, 133-144.
  • 2012 “Earliest texts. How to interpret them”. In Rivista degli Studi Orientali, [2011]: 317-321.
  • 2011 “Le forme del desiderio nella letteratura dell’India antica. Analisi di alcuni sviluppi semantici”. In Signa Antiquitatis, Quaderni di Acme, ed. by M. P. Bologna and M. Ornaghi. Milano: Cisalpino Istituto Editoriale Universitario, 199-209.
  • 2010 “Van- nella letteratura vedica: ipotesi per un significato rituale”. In Atti del Sodalizio Glottologico Milanese, 135-140. 2009 “Non-realistic images of animals in the Ṛgvedasaṃhitā”. In Pandanus 09/02, ed. by Jaroslav Vacek. Prague: Triton, 89-101.