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REL 494 AT4 - Topics in Religious Thought - YOGA, ART & THE HINDU TEMPLE

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Various topics in religious thought. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated as topics vary.

Special Instructions:

This seminar is a journey into the body disciplines of ancient India- yoga, dance, theatre- and their relationship with the Hindu temple. During the course, we will make use of textual, epigraphical and visual materials to investigate the role of the ancient Hindu temple as the space where these disciplines were performed and also represented in the temple sculptures. We will explore the theoretical foundations behind the -moving body- of yoga and dance with a special focus on the concepts of asana, mudra, na-ya, abhinaya and rasa and we will discuss the form and the function of their representations in the temple sculptures. The seminar will feature a wide range of visual material. A series of guest speakers will contribute to the teaching. Will be taught by Dr. Anna Tosato

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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