Our speaker Halle O'Neal (Doctoral candidate, University of Kansas) will present her paper, “Examining the Salvific and Semiotic Role of Dharma Relics in Heian through Nanbokuchō Buddhist Paintings”(see abstract below), on Tuesday, February 24th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at our usual venue (Room 217 at KCJS, see below for access info).
Abstract: My research addresses the rich relationship between sūtra text and painting by combining methods from religious and cultural studies with semiotic analysis to pursue a contextualized study of the role of Buddhist word in Japanese paintings from the ninth through fourteenth centuries. This talk presents the thesis and larger themes at work in my dissertation. I discuss the power of dharma relics and their insertion into the realm of painting and the implications of the resultant semiotic phenomenon. In doing so, I consider some of the broader functions of scriptural texts beyond the exegetical and how those roles are manifested in painting.
Sponsored by the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies
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