[INDOLOGY] Nick Allen - Tribute Volume for N. J. Allen: Call for papers

Christophe Vielle christophe.vielle at uclouvain.be
Tue Apr 14 19:58:07 UTC 2020

Tribute Volume for N. J. Allen: Call for papers

The editorial board of Nouvelle Mythologie Comparée / New Comparative Mythology invites papers for a special edition of the journal to be offered as a tribute to our recently deceased friend and colleague N. J. (Nick) Allen, Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. We seek contributions from specialists in those areas in which Nick had a strong abiding interest: (1) Indo-European comparativism; (2) Himalayan mythology; and (3) sociological aspects of mythology. Contributions should not exceed 75,000 characters (including spaces, but excluding footnotes andbibliography) and be submitted no later than 1 July 2021. The issue will be published online and in hardcopy by print on demand.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 1500 characters to Guillaume Oudaer <mailto:mythologiecomparee at gmail.com> by 1 June 2020.

Guidelines for manuscript preparation can be found on the website of the journal <http://nouvellemythologiecomparee.hautetfort.com/about.html>.

The editorial team of New Comparative Mythology

http://nouvellemythologiecomparee.hautetfort.com/archive/2020/04/14/appel-a-textes-call-for-papers-6229879.html <http://nouvellemythologiecomparee.hautetfort.com/archive/2020/04/14/appel-a-textes-call-for-papers-6229879.html>

Volume d’hommages dédié à N. J. Allen: Appel à contributions

L'équipe éditoriale deNouvelle Mythologie Comparée / New Comparative Mythology sollicite des articles pour un numéro spécial de la revue, qui sera offert en hommage à notre ami et collègue N. J. (Nick) Allen, récemment décédé, membre émérite du Wolfson College à Oxford. Nous recherchons des contributions de spécialistes dans les domaines pour lesquels Nick épouvrait un profond intérêt: 1. le comparatisme indo-européen; 2. la mythologie himalayenne; et 3. les aspects sociologiques de la mythologie. Les contributions ne devront pas dépasser 75000 caractères (espaces compris, mais à l'exclusion des notes de bas de page et de la bibliographie) et doivent être soumises au plus tard le 1er juillet 2021. Le numéro sera publié en ligne et en impression à la demande.

Veuillez soumettre un résumé de 1500 caractères maximum à Guillaume Oudaer <mailto:mythologiecomparee at gmail.com> avant le 1er juin 2020.

Les normes de publication peuvent être consultées sur notre site <http://nouvellemythologiecomparee.hautetfort.com/about.html>.

L'équipe éditoriale de Nouvelle Mythologie Comparée.

> Le 25 mars 2020 à 20:43, Witzel, Michael via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> a écrit :
> Echoing the sentiments of many on this (and other lists):  
> Nick was a good man and a great friend. Since the early nineties he participated in our Round Tables, and then in the meetings of our Association for Comparative Mythology (<compmyth.org <https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcompmyth.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cchristophe.vielle%40uclouvain.be%7C3b7382a8fd344f3e9fdb08d7d0f4d703%7C7ab090d4fa2e4ecfbc7c4127b4d582ec%7C0%7C0%7C637207622306054054&sdata=kktWIyvh0tD7W7TPBO4pamf9AeeXnhRDcV5K85FNx58%3D&reserved=0>>), for many years.
> I particularly liked his comment (about my myth book) criticizing me that I had quoted him too many times!
> We will now publish his presumably last paper, as per his last wishes,  in our myth journal, CM:  
> <https://compmyth.org/journal/index.php/cm <https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcompmyth.org%2Fjournal%2Findex.php%2Fcm&data=02%7C01%7Cchristophe.vielle%40uclouvain.be%7C3b7382a8fd344f3e9fdb08d7d0f4d703%7C7ab090d4fa2e4ecfbc7c4127b4d582ec%7C0%7C0%7C637207622306064051&sdata=MAXqrgk5y9%2F88rQ41pXhXF%2FayJ%2Btvxj7eDQQOJO2MWM%3D&reserved=0>>
> RIP !
> Michael
>> On Mar 24, 2020, at 5:51 PM, Geoffrey Samuel via INDOLOGY <INDOLOGY at list.indology.info <mailto:INDOLOGY at list.indology.info>> wrote:
>> I will miss Nick greatly too. I have known him for many years, and he was a good friend. I last saw him late last year in Oxford.
>> I entirely agree with the very positive comments people have been making. He was a warm, supportive and wise man, and I learned a lot from him.
>> Geoffrey
>>> On 25 Mar 2020, at 08:42, Greg Bailey via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info <mailto:indology at list.indology.info>> wrote:
>>> Dear All,
>>> Wonderful man. He came to a number of our conferences held in Dubrovnik on the epics and Purāṇas, and made a great contribution.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Greg Bailey
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> Michael Witzel
> Wales Prof. of Sanskrit, Dept. of South Asian Studies, 1 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
> ph. 1 - 617 496 2990
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> De: Steve Farmer via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info>
> Objet: Rép : [INDOLOGY] Nick Allen
> Date: 24 mars 2020 à 21:35:45 UTC+1
> À: Deven Patel via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info>
> Répondre à: Steve Farmer <saf at safarmer.com>
> Nagaraj Paturi wrote:
>> Wanted to know more about this scholar [Nick Allen] so fondly remembered and found this list:
>> http://users.ox.ac.uk/~njallen/complete_list.htm <https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fusers.ox.ac.uk%2F~njallen%2Fcomplete_list.htm&data=02%7C01%7Cchristophe.vielle%40uclouvain.be%7Cd2ba09a8a12c4fd3966708d7d0330c69%7C7ab090d4fa2e4ecfbc7c4127b4d582ec%7C0%7C0%7C637206789983376220&sdata=ukOqE3TQO2UnAur1BO5R8p3om3ofPlfO%2FxFt1sQwLdY%3D&reserved=0>
>> And this:
>> nickallenbibliographypdf-0.pdf
> Actually, on the last link: to get to the fullest bibliography of Nick’s works, go first here:
> http://users.ox.ac.uk/~njallen/complete_list.htm <https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fusers.ox.ac.uk%2F~njallen%2Fcomplete_list.htm&data=02%7C01%7Cchristophe.vielle%40uclouvain.be%7Cd2ba09a8a12c4fd3966708d7d0330c69%7C7ab090d4fa2e4ecfbc7c4127b4d582ec%7C0%7C0%7C637206789983386215&sdata=uhfaD%2Be7BDDipHe5DinW%2F4c9gxYrKK8VsqdAiZdeYP0%3D&reserved=0> (early works from 1971-2008)
> which is then continued here (works from later 2008 - 2018): 
> https://www.anthro.ox.ac.uk/files/nickallenbibliographypdf-0 <https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.anthro.ox.ac.uk%2Ffiles%2Fnickallenbibliographypdf-0&data=02%7C01%7Cchristophe.vielle%40uclouvain.be%7Cd2ba09a8a12c4fd3966708d7d0330c69%7C7ab090d4fa2e4ecfbc7c4127b4d582ec%7C0%7C0%7C637206789983386215&sdata=xEMnLsTmKAWfAa6oS4bCGFZLHIxvzlFjJSYjEh3qwx0%3D&reserved=0>
> Yes, Nick wrote a lot, and nearly right to the end.
> Nick was a wonderful friend for the past 18 years or so. Besides his work as a Sanskritist and comparative anthropologist he was a regular participant in the Annual Conferences of the International Association for Comparative Mythology (IACM) — formally founded in 2007 in Edinburgh, but going back three years earlier, to comparative mythology conferences Michael Witzel initiated at Harvard, Kyoto, and Beijing in 2004, 2005, and 2006. 
> Nick’s work in comparative mythology was most closely associated with his extension of Dumézil’s work in studies of Indo-European epic traditions, which Dumézil and Nick after him argued were all based on earlier proto-Indo-European myths.
> Besides being one of Dumézil’s last and most articulate defenders, Nick was a warm and generous human being in every imaginable way. We argued good-naturedly for years about his defense of Dumézil, but it never affected the warmth of our relationship.
> I posted a note on Nick's death a bit ago on the Indo-Eurasian Research List (IER), which he contributed to frequently after Michael Witzel and I founded it in December 2004.
> Right now, as we are planning the upcoming 14th Conference of the International Association of Comparative Mythology — whose exact dates in part await the final judgment of the SARS-CoV-2 virus -- Nick's presence is deeply missed by everyone on the IACM Board.
> Steve Farmer, PhD
> The Systems Biology Group
> Palo Alto, California

On Mar 24, 2020, at 3:35 AM, Christophe Vielle via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info <mailto:indology at list.indology.info>> wrote:

Dear List,
Nicholas (Nick) Allen passed away on last Saturday.
https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/content/1138-dr-nicholas-allen <https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wolfson.ox.ac.uk%2Fcontent%2F1138-dr-nicholas-allen&data=02%7C01%7Cchristophe.vielle%40uclouvain.be%7Cebbcd139e62c4a18220a08d7cffd3b74%7C7ab090d4fa2e4ecfbc7c4127b4d582ec%7C0%7C0%7C637206558860835515&sdata=XVcDRh%2B3rJ%2FJz7iqdgC3on9GPSPCrh2HJ8vnuCFerLE%3D&reserved=0>
https://www.isca.ox.ac.uk/people/dr-nick-allen <https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.isca.ox.ac.uk%2Fpeople%2Fdr-nick-allen&data=02%7C01%7Cchristophe.vielle%40uclouvain.be%7Cebbcd139e62c4a18220a08d7cffd3b74%7C7ab090d4fa2e4ecfbc7c4127b4d582ec%7C0%7C0%7C637206558860845513&sdata=rI97YWtW2MFYylNJwGvmUTRwkW%2FZA%2FeEfMmvxMMNznM%3D&reserved=0>
A Florilège of his comparative works was issued at the end of the last year: Arjuna-Odysseus: Shared Heritage in Indian and Greek Epic, London: Routledge, 2019.

List of figures.
List of tables.
List of abbreviations.
1. A starting point
2. Five relationships
3. Homer’s simile
4. Hero and horse
5. Yoga
6. Crocodiles and nymphs
7. Monkey and dog
8. Durgā and Athena
9. Draupadī and Penelope
10. Bhīsm a and Sarpedon
11. Hesiod’s Succession Myth
12. Five elements
13. Rings and rotations
14. Achilles’ shield
15. Dumézil and Dumont
16. Yudhis hira and Agamemnon
17. Kauravas and suitors
18. Hanging over abyss
19. Gods descend to battlefield 20. Heroes and supercategories
21. Cyavana and Prometheus 22. Telemachy 23. Dro a and Chryses
24. Aśvatthāman and the Wooden Horse. Bibliography.

Christophe Vielle <https://uclouvain.be/en/directories/christophe.vielle>

Christophe Vielle <https://uclouvain.be/en/directories/christophe.vielle>

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