The Memory of Al-Andalus and Spanish Colonialism in Morocco, 1859-1956.
Project Directors: Eric Calderwood, Professor of Comparative and World Literature
Grant Program: Fellowships for University Teachers
Years: 2016-17 (Awarded 2015)
The book will be the first study of Spanish colonialism in Morocco (1859-1956) to be based on both Spanish and Arabic sources. It explores how Spanish and Moroccan writers used the history of al-Andalus – medieval Muslim Iberia – as a framework for understanding Spanish colonialism in Morocco, and how the historical memory of al-Andalus has been used to structure debates about Europe’s evolving relationship with the Muslim world.