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Tracy Coleman: Papers & Publications

Publications

"Dharma, Yoga, and Viraha-Bhakti in Buddhacarita and Kṛṣṇacarita," in The Archaeology of Bhakti I: Mathurā and Maturai, Back and Forth, edited by Emmanuel Francis and Charlotte Schmid, pp. 31-61.  Pondichéry, India: Institut Français de Pondichéry / École Française d'Extrême-Orient.  Collection Indologie 125 (2014)

"Kṛṣṇa." 14,000-word annotated bibliographic essay for Oxford Bibliographies: Hinduism. Ed. Alf Hiltebeitel. New York: Oxford University Press (February 2011)

"Bhakti." 20,000-word annotated bibliographic essay for Oxford Bibliographies: Hinduism. Ed. Alf Hiltebeitel. New York: Oxford University Press (February 2011)

"Avatāra." 14,000-word annotated bibliographic essay for Oxford Bibliographies: Hinduism. Ed. Alf Hiltebeitel. New York: Oxford University Press (February 2011)

"Viraha-Bhakti and Strīdharma: Re-Reading the Story of Kṛṣṇa and the Gopīs in the Harivaṃśa and the Bhāgavata Purāṇa." Journal of the American Oriental Society 130.3: 385-412 (2010)

"Kṛṣṇa." 5000-word entry in RoutledgeCurzon's Encyclopedia of Hinduism (2007)

"Devakī," "Gopī," "Līlā," "Rādhā," and "Yaśodā," 200 to 500-word entries in RoutledgeCurzon's Encyclopedia of Hinduism (2007)

"The Abduction of Rukmiṇī: A Translation of Bhāgavata Purāṇa 10.52.18-10.54.60," Journal of Vaishnava Studies 12.1: 25-56 (Fall 2003)

"Suffering Desire for Krishna: Gender and Salvation in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa," Journal of Vaishnava Studies 10.2: 39-50 (Spring 2002)

Invited Lectures

"Sacrifice: Reflections on the Meaning of Life from South Asia." Carthage College, Kenosha, WI (April 2010)

"Domesticating Tantra." A Response to Loriliai Biernacki's Renowned Goddess of Desire: Women, Sex, and Speech in Tantra (Oxford University Press, 2007). Paper presented at the Kayden Symposium on the Kayden Award winning book, Renowned Goddess of Desire. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (October 2009)

"Spiritual Freedom in Social Bondage: Gender, Desire and Duty in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa's Construction of Hindu Bhakti." The Evans-Wentz Lectureship in Asian Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics. Stanford University (May 2005)

Conference Papers

"Viraha and Viraha-Bhakti in Buddhacarita and Kṛṣṇacarita," International Workshop-cum-Conference on "The Archaeology of Bhakti," École française d'Extrême-Orient, Pondicherry, India (August 1-12, 2011)

"Desirable but Distant and Unattainable Beloveds: The Buddha and Kṛṣṇa in Sanskrit kāvya (part 2)," American Oriental Society Annual Meeting, South and Southeast Asia Group, Chicago, IL (March 2011)

"Ascetics, Lovers, and Models of dharma: The Buddha and Krishna in Sanskrit kāvya," American Oriental Society Annual Meeting, South and Southeast Asia Group, Albuquerque, NM (March 2009)

"Viraha-bhakti and Strīdharma in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa," Conference on Religions in the Indic Civilisation, International Association for the History of Religions, New Delhi, India (December 2003)

"Spiritual Freedom within Social Constraints? Eros and Gender in the Construction of Hindu Mysticism," Mysticism Group, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (November 2003)

"Viraha-bhakti and Strīdharma in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa," First Annual DANAM Meeting (Dharma Association of North America), Atlanta, GA (November 2003)

"Suffering Desire for Krishna: Gender and Salvation in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa," Conference on Religion in South India, South Hadley, MA (June 2001)

"On Loving Krishna and Suffering: Salvific Desire in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa," Association for Asian Studies, New England Conference, Providence, RI (September 2000)

"Desire & Divinity: Constructing Sexuality in the Love-Play with Krishna," Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, WI (October 1999)

"Erotic Devotion, Erotic Grace: Adoring Krishna's Body in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa," Comparative Studies in Hinduisms and Judaisms Group, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (November 1998)

“Sahajiyā Theory, Sahajiyā Practice: Gender and the Ritualization of Erotic Activity among the Vaiṣṇava-Sahajiyās of Bengal,” Religion in South Asia Section, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (November 1996)