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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 

https://www.academia.edu/36877461/fernandez-morera_cervantes_and_economic_theory_Literature_and_the_Economics_of_Liberty_Spontaneous_Order_in_Culture_2.pdf

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

https://www.academia.edu/35214475/A_Meta-Critical_Examination_of_Scholarship_in_English_on_the_Otherness_of_al-Andalus

Review of D.  Hershenzon, The Captive Sea. Slavery, Communication, and Commerce in Early Modern Spain and the Mediter­ranean (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018) published in Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (University of Liverpool) 96 (2019).

https://www.academia.edu/40713456/Fernandez-Morera_review_of_The_Captive_Sea_sep

Articles in Le Figaro Histoire No. 36 (February  2018), pp. 49-60.

http://recherche.lefigaro.fr/recherche/DARIO%20FERNANDEZ-MORERA/

Espagne d'al-Andalus : l'Occident est-il redevable à l'islam pour la transmission des auteurs antiques ?

L'Espagne d'al-Andalus : d'où proviennent l'architecture et l'art du jardin ?

L'Espagne d'al-Andalus : la conquête musulmane avait-elle vocation à s'étendre à la France ? 

L'Espagne d'al-Andalus : Quel rôle l'immigrationa-t-elle joué dans la conquête ?

L'Espagne d'al-Andalus : l‘islamisation du territoire

L'Espagne d'al-Andalus : à quoi tenait le rayonnement de la cour de Cordoue ?

Espagne d'al-Andalus : certaines dynasties ont-elles été plus clémentes que d'autres ? 

L'Espagne d'al-Andalus : quel fut son apport à la médecine ?

L'Espagne d'al-Andalus : quel a été le sort des juifs ? 

Interviewed by Radio Ya, Spain, in the Program "Cita con la Historia," on the "Spanish Reconquista and the Destruction of the Christian Civilization of the Visigoths by the Islamic Conquest"  (November 1  2018). 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgGxq1x6llE

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

http://revistas.usal.es/index.php/Studia_H_Historia_Medieval/article/view/19874/19779

Interview with Professor Gad Saad, June 9, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-9oPo-brl8

Interview with Real Crusades History, December 19  2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bc5f9_YoFk 

“Escaping Havana” Review of the Trebica Festival Awards Winner Film “Una Noche,”  Law and Liberty (2014).

https://www.academia.edu/40618944/Escaping_Havana_by_DARIO_FERNANDEZ-MORERA_3_Comments

"Cervantes and Islam" in Cervantes y su mundo 3, ed. K. Reichenberger (Kassel: Reichenberger, 2005) at

http://books.google.com/books?id=NQz5W94fbysC&pg=PA123&lpg=PA137&ots= WAirwAnr1G&dq=christians+enslaved+cantigas&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

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

https://isi.org/intercollegiate-review/shock-and-awe-eighth-century-stylebr-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

https://books.google.com/booksid=cl_ax1FAM64C&printsec=frontcover&dq= 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.

https://newmedia.ufm.edu/coleccion/jorge-luis-borges-figura-literaria-en-lengua-espanola-del-siglo-xx/jorge-luis-borges-el-argentino-universal/

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

http://newmedia.ufm.edu/autor/dario-fernandez-morera/

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

http://www.researchonreligion.org/player/index.php?episode=RoR_270_Morera_12082015

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

http://www.jerrynewcombe.com/vocal-point-dr-dario-fernandez-morera/

“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: Muslims, Christians and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain by Professor of Medieval History Julia Pavón Benito, University of Navarra, Middle East Quarterly (Summer 2016) vol. 23 No. 3:

https://www.meforum.org/6052/myth-of-the-andalusian-paradise

Review of The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain  by Professor of Medieval History Alberto Ferreiro, Seattle Pacific University, Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia 26 (2017): 574-576

https://www.unav.edu/publicaciones/revistas/index.php/anuario-de-historia-iglesia/article/view/9278/8184        

Review of The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain by Professor Danusha Goska, William Paterson University, April 26, 2016

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262602/sabotage-future-lie-about-past-danusha-v-goska

 

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