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Eric Stickley Calderwood

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Contact Information

3032 Foreign Languages Building

Associate Professor

Research Interests

North African Literature and Film
Al-Andalus (Medieval Muslim Iberia)
Modern Spanish Literature and Film
Arabic Literature
Mediterranean Studies
Postcolonial Studies
Travel Writing


Ph.D., Harvard University, 2011
B.A., Brown University, 2003

Awards and Honors

Conrad Humanities Scholar, 2018-2023
Lincoln Excellence for Assistant Professors (LEAP) Award, 2017-18
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2016-2017

Additional Campus Affiliations

Associate Professor, Program in Comparative and World Literature
Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Associate Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Associate Professor, Program in Medieval Studies
Associate Professor, History
Associate Professor, European Union Center
Associate Professor, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Associate Professor, Center for African Studies

Recent Publications

Calderwood, E. S. (2023). On Earth or in Poems: The Many Lives of al-Andalus. Harvard University Press.

Calderwood, E. (2022). Strait Flow. PMLA, 137(5), 871-877.

Calderwood, E. S., & Fernández Parrilla, G. (2021). What Is Moroccan Literature? History of an Object in Motion. Journal of Arabic Literature, 52(1-2), 97-123.

Calderwood, E. (2019). Moroccan Jews and the Spanish colonial imaginary, 1903–1951. Journal of North African Studies, 24(1), 86-110.

Calderwood, E. (2019). Spanish in a global key. Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 20(1-2), 53-65.

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