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
Medieval Iberian Crusade Fiction and the Mediterranean World (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming).
The Study of al-Andalus: The Scholarship and Legacy of James T. Monroe (co-edited with Michelle M. Hamilton) (Cambridge: ILEX Foundation; Harvard University Press, 2018)
Double Diaspora: Sephardic Cultural Production Before and After 1492. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015.
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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