Mediterranean Seminar: Symposium on Moriscos, Syracuse University, March 2

Memory and Polemics: A Symposium on Moriscos (2 March: Syracuse University)

The conference “Memory and Polemics: A Symposium on Moriscos”  will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 9:30am. to 5:00pm, at Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY).

Conference Program:
Lisette Balabarca (Siena College), “Moriscos en el exilio y la polémica anticristiana: El caso de Ibrahim Taybili y Muhammad Alguazir”
Respondent: Fernando Plata (Colgate U)

Melissa Figueroa (Ohio U), “Fear and Magic in Juan Ruiz de Alarcón’sQuien mal anda en mal acaba
Respondent: Thomas Devaney (U of Rochester)

Ana Méndez-Oliver (Syracuse U), “Re-conceptualizing the Spanish Christian Flock in Pérez de Chinchón’s Antialcorano
Respondent: Henry Berlin (SUNY Buffalo)
Andrew Russo (U of Rochester), “The Memory of al-Andalus: History Writing among the Moriscos”
Respondent: Pablo García (Cornell U)

Sherry Velasco (USC Dornsife), “The Gendered Soundtrack of Moriscas and the Women from Spain to Algiers”
Respondent: Kathy Everly (Syracuse U)

All are welcome to attend. Feel free to share this event with colleagues that may be interested.

Contact Info:
Lisette Balabarca, Associate Professor of Spanish, Siena College (
Ana Méndez-Oliver, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Syracuse University ( – If you’re driving, please contact Ana Méndez-Oliver to be added to a parking list at Syracuse University.

Melissa Figueroa, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Ohio University (


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