Sloane Geddes

PhD Candidate

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Sanskrit Literature
  • Women and Literature
  • Textual Interpretation


I am a doctoral student in the Department for the Study of Religion where I work on medieval Sanskrit poetry, and Court Epic (mahākāvya) in particular. Within this genre I am engaged in questions of how Sanskrit narratives cross religious, courtly, and textual boundaries in addition to broader questions of textual reception and literary aesthetics. My dissertation work centres on Śivasvāmin’s Kapphiṇābhyudaya (The Rise of Kapphiṇa), a 9th century Court Epic from Kashmir.