Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Comp Lit Talk, 3/28: The Secret Literature of the Last Muslims of Spain

We’re very pleased to announce the following talk co-sponsored by the Departments of Comparative Literature and Spanish and Portuguese.

Luce López-Baralt

"The Secret Literature of the Last Muslims of Spain"

Monday, March 28

5-7:00 pm

408 Silver Building

(100 Washington Square East)

Luce López-Baralt, one of the foremost scholars of Muslim Iberia, is professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at the Universidad de Puerto Rico. Her many books, editions, translations and articles explore the mystical literature and religious practices of Spain and al-Andalus, from the late medieval to the early modern periods and the Spanish Golden age; they have been translated into French, English, German, Dutch, Arabic, Urdu, and Persian. Her recent studies of the cultural production among the morisco of Spain have transformed the scholarly understanding of those populations. López-Baralt has taught as a Visiting Professor at universities in South America, North America, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.

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