Lussier explores historical encounters between Buddhist cultures and European oriental scholars and shared affinities between Buddhism and European Romantic thought. Tonight, he discusses Romantic Dharma and focuses on the role that Alexander Csoma de Körös (a Hungarian national now viewed as the “father” of Tibetology) played in the emergence of Buddhism into Nineteenth-Century European consciousness.
ABOUT MARK LUSSIER
Mark Lussier is a professor at the Arizona State University's Department of English. He serves as the President-Elect, President, and Past-President for ASU's University Academy Senate and is the Acting Director of ASU's PhD Literature Program with the Department of English. He is the author of Engaged Romanticism: Romanticism as Praxis and Romantic Dynamics: A Poetics of Physicality.
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