Elena Mucciarelli

Elena Mucciarelli

Elena Mucciarelli

Vedic Studies
South Indian Cultural History and Digital Humanities
342 Mandel Building

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

 

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.