Research and teaching interests
David Wacks is author of Framing Iberia: Frametales and Maqamat in Medieval Spain, published by Brill in 2007, and Double Diaspora in Sephardic Literature 1200-1550: Jewish Cultural Production before and after 1492, published by Indiana University Press in 2015. His current book project is tentatively titled Crusade, Conquest, and Conversion in Medieval Iberian Fiction. He forms part of a research group (Symbioses) working on Biblical exegesis in Alfonso X’s General estoria (13th c.). He blogs on his current research at http://davidwacks.uoregon.edu.
Fall 2014: SPAN 341 Hispanic Culture through Literature I, SPAN 407/507 Spanish Islamic Literature
Double Diaspora: Sephardic Cultural Production Before and After 1492. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, forthcoming
Wine, Women and Song: Hebrew and Arabic Literature in Medieval Iberia. (co-edited with Michelle M. Hamilton and Sarah J. Portnoy) (Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2004).
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