The University of Illinois is hosting a conference entitled “The Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern Europe” this Oct. 7-8, 2011. Several Spanish scholars will be presenting work there, including Barbara Fuchs, who will be presenting one of the keynote lectures, “Orientalizing Spain.” Other Spanish-themed papers on the program include:
Raúl Marrero-Fente (University of Minnesota). “Law and Orientalism in the Spanish Empire: Relación del origen y suceso de los xarifes y del estado de los reinos de Marruecos, Fez y Tarudante by Diego de Torres (ca.1575).”
Javier Irigoyen-García (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). “Defining Moorish and Classic in Early Modern Spain.”
Adam G. Beaver (Princeton University). “Pietro Martire in the Levant: Orientalism in the Age of Spanish Empire.”
Ana María Rodríguez-Rodríguez (University of Iowa). “Mapping Islam in the Philippines: Moro Anxieties of the Spanish Empire in the Pacific.”
José Alberto R. Silva Tavim (Centro de Estudos Africanos e Asiáticos do Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Lisbon). “The Grão-Turco and the Jews: translation to the West of two Oriental ‘powers’ (XVI-XVII centuries).”
María Antonia Garcés (Cornell University). “Captive, Spy, Ethnographer: Antonio de Sosa in Algiers.”
Thanks to Adam G. Beaver for the tip.