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Assistant Professor of Spanish (On Leave Spring 2024)

Research and Teaching

Anita Savo teaches courses on medieval Iberian literatures and cultures, with an emphasis on cross-cultural exchange among Christians, Jews and Muslims. Her research interests include medieval theories of authorship, translation and pseudotranslation, Mediterranean Studies, the history of the book, and medievalism in the nineteenth century. She is currently preparing her first book, Portraying Authorship: Juan Manuel and the Rhetoric of Authority, which traces the development of notions of authorship in the works of Don Juan Manuel. She is also working on a project about depictions of Arabic speech and speakers in medieval Castilian literature. Her publications include articles and book chapters on religious polemic in Juan Manuel, translation and pseudotranslation in the Poema de Alfonso Onceno, and nineteenth-century editions of medieval texts. 

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