Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pmLocation:
Trained as a comparatist (English, Spanish, French, Italian), Prof. Fuchs works on European cultural production from the late fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries, with a special emphasis on literature and empire. Before UCLA, she taught at the University of Washington and the University of Pennsylvania. During 2006-2007, she held a Guggenheim Fellowship for her project on "Moorishness" and the conflictive construction of Spain. Prof. Fuchs is also one of the editors for the Norton Anthology of World Literature (2012). She recently completed two books, both forthcoming from Penn Press: The Poetics of Piracy, a study of the occlusion of Spain in English literary history and, with Aaron Ilika and Larissa Brewer-García, The Abencerraje and "Ozmin and Daraxa," a translation and critical edition of two maurophile novellas. Prof. Fuchs is a past editor of Hispanic Review and a member of UCLA's Department of English.