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Andalusi Moorings: Al-Andalus and Sefarad as Tropes of Muslim and Jewish Culture – A talk by Ross Brann

Ross Brann is the Milton R. Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies at Cornell University.  Professor Brann studied at the University of California-Berkeley, the Hebrew University-Jerusalem, New York University, and the American University in Cairo. He has taught at Cornell since 1986 and served fourteen years as Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Professor Brann is the author of The Compunctious Poet: Cultural Ambiguity and Hebrew Poetry in Muslim Spain (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991) and Power in the Portrayal: Representations of Muslims and Jews in Islamic Spain (Princeton University Press, 2002). He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies of the University of Pennsylvania. Brann is also the editor of four volumes and author of essays on the intersection of medieval Jewish and Islamic cultures. He is currently working on “Andalusi Moorings: Al-Andalus and Sefarad as Tropes of Muslim and Jewish Culture.”

Sponsored by: Institute for Advanced Study, Medieval Studies, Jewish Studies

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