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Darío Fernández-Morera

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Harvard University

Fernández Morera teaches courses in Golden Age and Medieval Spanish literature, culture and history. He has served in the United States National Council for the Humanities.  His writings include several books and editions and many articles and review articles in English and Spanish and French on cultural, historical and theoretical and methodological issues in Spain, Latin America and the United States, the encounter between Europeans and Amerindians, Cervantes, Garcilaso de la Vega, Fray Luis de León, Inca Garcilaso, VicenteAleixandre, Islamic Spain, and Modernism.  He has published articles, reviewed books and served as consultant and reader for History of European IdeasThe European LegacySymposiumHispanic Review, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Comparative Civilizations Review, Modern Age, etc.  Among his publications are The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain, now translated into Spanish as El Mito del Paraiso Andalusí: Musulmanes, Cristianos y Judíos bajo el Dominio Islámico en la España Medieval and into French as Chrétiens, Juifs et Musulmans dans al-Andalus: Mythes et Réalités de l’Espagne IslamiqueAmerican Academia and the Survival of Marxist IdeasThe Lyre and the Oaten FluteGarcilaso and the PastoralFray Luis: Poesía (ed); Europe and its Encounter with the Amerindians(ed.); Cervantes in the English Speaking World (ed. with M. Hanke); Cervantes y su mundo II (ed with K. Reichenberger).  He is the recipient of the 2008 award for Graduate Teaching Excellence from the School of Continuing Studies.  He has served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Sample publications online: 

“Cervantes and Economic Theory,” in Literature and the Economics of Liberty, ed. Paul Cantor (Auburn: Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2005), 99-165

“L'Espagne d'al-Andalus : d'où proviennent l'architecture et l'art du jardin ?”  Le Figaro Histoire 36 (2018)

"A Meta-Critical Examination of Scholarship in English on the Otherness of Al-andalus" eHumanista 37(December 2017): 268-281

Interview with Radio Ya in Madrid, Spain:

Review of The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain by Arabist Felipe Maillo Salgado (University of Salamanca) in Studia Historica (University of Salamanca) Vol 36, No. 2 (2018): 223-225

"Cervantes and Islam" in Cervantes y su mundo 3, ed. K. Reichenberger (Kassel: Reichenberger, 2005) at WAirwAnr1G&dq=christians+enslaved+cantigas&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

Shock and Awe, Eighth-Century Style: The Muslim Conquest of Spain

"Don Quixote Redivivus" in Cervantes in the English Speaking World, ed. Dario Fernandez-Morera & Michael Hanke (Kassel-Barcelona: Reichenberger, 2005) 165-191 at Cervantes+in+the+English+Speaking+World&hl=en&sa=X&ved= 0ahUKEwiFvYeV3rTLAhXI6CYKHWFfA7YQ6AEIJjAA#v=onepage&q= Cervantes%20in%20the%20English%20Speaking%20World&f=false

”Cervantes’ Theory and Practice of the Modern Novel,” in double issue of CIEFL Bulletin vol. 15 no. 2 and vol. 16 no. 1, pp. 49-66.

A tv interview on “Jorge Luis Borges: El Argentino Universal,” Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala, 21 August, 2009.

A tv interview on “Francisco de Vitoria,” Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala, May 13 2010 :

A podcast interview on The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise; interviewed by Professor Anthony Gill, University of Washington, December 8 2016

Vocal Point interview with Dr. Dario Fernandez-Morera on The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians and Jews under Muslim Rule in Medieval Spain, March 24 2016

“Inca Garcilaso’s Comentarios Reales: or Who Tells the Story of a Conquered Civilization,” Comparative Civilizations Review 58 (2008): 6-19.

Review of The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise by Julia Pavón Benito, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Navarra, in Middle East Quarterly (Summer 2016) Volume 23: number 3

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