Laura Shannon Prize Winner

Calderwood Colonial Al Andalus

Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Publication Year: 2018

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Colonial al-Andalus: Spain and the Making of Modern Moroccan Culture

by Eric Calderwood

2020 Silver Medalist in Humanities

Jury Statement (Silver Medal)

We have many accounts of “moorish” influences in Spain, but almost none of the lingering shadow of the Spanish presence in Morocco. Colonial al-Andalus offers an original, deeply researched, and compelling narrative of a relationship of increasing international importance. With exemplary analyses of Spanish- and Arabic-language texts that demonstrate the pervasiveness of the “myth” of Andalusia in both Spain and Morocco in modernity, Calderwood’s work is well documented, vivid in style, and timely.

Final Jury

Dudley Andrew
R. Selden Rose Professor of Film and Comparative Literature
Yale University

JoAnn DellaNeva
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and
Academic Director of Notre Dame’s London Global Gateway
University of Notre Dame

Lydia Goehr
Professor of Philosophy
Columbia University

Michael Jennings
Class of 1900 Professor of Modern Languages and Professor of German
Princeton University

Declan Kiberd
Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies
University of Notre Dame