The lectures will examine how modern Spanish and Arab writers, intellectuals, and musicians appropriate Spain’s Islamic past (al-Andalus) and put it to the service of different national and trans-national projects.  All lectures are free and open to the public.  All lectures are in English unless otherwise noted.

For more information about the lecture series, please contact Professor Eric Calderwood (

This lecture series is sponsored by: LSA (the College of Literature, Science & the Arts), the LSA Translation Theme Semester, the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Rackham Graduate School, the Global Islamic Studies Center, the Institute for the Humanities, and the Department of Musicology.

This series is part of the Fall 2012 LSA Translation Theme Semester.  For more information, please visit the website of the Translation Theme Semester.