Eclectic Intellection

The Legacy of Al-Andalus: A Conversation with Eric Calderwood

Episode Summary

In this episode, we discuss the legacy of Al-Andalus, Spanish colonialism in Morocco, and, more broadly, how ideas travel from one context to another. My guest is Eric Calderwood, who is an Associate Professor in the Program in Comparative and World Literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. We will focus on his recent book Colonial al-Andalus: Spain and the Making of Modern Moroccan Culture (Harvard University Press, 2018). More information about the book can be found here: