Larry McCrea received his Ph.D. in South Asian Languages & Civilizations in 1998 from the
University of Chicago, and his BA in 1989 from Cornell University in the Cornell College Scholar
His most recent book project "The Teleology of Poetics in Medieval Kashmir", Harvard Oriental
Series (Spring 2009), deals with the conceptual revolution in Sanskrit poetic theory brought about by
the work of the ninth century Kashmiri Anandavardhana. He argues that the most crucial innovation
Anandavardhana introduced in the field of poetics was his application to literary analysis of a
teleological approach to text interpretation imported from the discipline of scriptural hermeneutics.
"The Teleology of Poetics in Medieval Kashmir", Harvard Oriental Series, Spring 2007.
"Just Like Us, Just Like Now': The tactical Implications of the Mimamsa Rejection of Yogic
Perception", in Yogic Perception, Meditation, and Altered States of Consciousness, Institut
fur Kultur - und Geistesgeschichte Asiens (forthcoming).
"Prajnakaragupta on the Pramanas and their Objects", Proceedings of the Fourth International
Dharmakirti Conference (forthcoming).
Articles on Dramatic Theory (India) and Dramatic Structure (India) in
Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre, ed. Sam Leiter, Greenwood Press (forthcoming 2007).
"Playing with the System: Fragmentation and Individualization in Late Pre-colonial Mimamsa",
Journal of Indian Philosophy (forthcoming).
"Poetry in Chains: Commentary and Control in the Sanskrit Commentarial Tradition", in
Language, Myth, and Poetry in Ancient India and Iran, Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities
(with Parimal Patil) "Traditionalism and Innovaton: Philosophy, Exegesis, and Intellectual History
in Jnanasrimitra's Apohaprakarana", Journal of Indian Philosophy, Vol. 34.4 (2006), pp. 303-366.
"Mahimabhatta's Theory of Poetic Flaws," Journal of the American Oriental Society 124.1
(2004), pp. 77-94.
"Novelty of Form and Novelty of Substance in 17th Century Mimamsa", Journal of Indian
Philosophy, Vol. 30-5, October 2002, pp. 481-494.
(with Yigal Bronner) "The Poetics of Distortive Talk: Plot and Character in Ratnakara's Fifty
Verbal Perversions(Vakroktipancasika)," Journal of Indian Philosophy, Vol. 29.4, August
2001, pp. 435-464.
"The Hierarchical Organization of Language in Mimamsa Interpretive Theory," Journal of Indian
Philosophy, Vol. 28.5-6, December 2000, pp. 429-459.
Review of Kiyotaka Yoshimizu, Der 'Organismus' des Urheberlosen Veda: Eine Studie der Niyoga-
Lehre Prabhakaras mit Ausgewahlten Ubersetzungen der Brhati,Indo-Iranian Journal, Vol.
43.2, Summer 2000, pp. 177-182.
Review of Peter M. Scharf, The Denotation of Generic Terms in Ancient Indian Philosophy,
Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Third Series, Volume 9, Part 2 (July 1999), pp. 308-311.