Lecture Cultural Exchange in the Languages and Literatures of Medieval Spain

Open to the Public


Time 6:00-7:30pm

Location 19 Washington Square North, New York

The Iberian Peninsula (what is now Spain and Portugal) during the Middle Ages was a cultural, linguistic, and religious crossroads where Islam, Christianity, and Judaism were in constant contact. This lecture explores five examples of what this world looked like through its literature, drawing on Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, Spanish, and other Iberian Romance languages.


David Wacks Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Oregon