Monday, 27 December
18. Iberian Encounters between the Crescent and the Cross: New Perspectives
5:15–6:30 p.m., Jefferson, Loews
A special session
Session leader: Kirsty J. Hooper, Univ. of Oxford, Queen’s Coll.; Jan Gilbert, Univ. of Cambridge, Trinity Hall
1. “Arabic Perception of Spain: Before and after 1609,” Nabil I. Matar, Florida Inst. of Tech.
2. “Reassessing Washington Irving’s ‘A Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada,’” Jeffrey M. Scraba, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
3. “Mystical Encounters and the Politics of Modern Warfare: The Islamic and the Christian in Juan Goytisolo’s ‘Las virtudes del pájaro solitario’ and ‘La cuarentena,’” Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, National Univ. of Ireland
Respondent: Simon Doubleday, Hofstra Univ.