This Spanish–Moroccan war, known in Spain as the War of Africa, was a colonial military operation that resulted in the surrender of the city of Tetouan. A political victory with no tangible gains, the African War formed part of a persuasive rhetoric and a stirring propaganda used by the Spanish government to heighten the national pride of the people. The patriotic delirium surrounding this war marks the beginnings —and also the death throes— of Spanish colonialism on Moroccan territory in modern times. Spain’s military intervention in Morocco inspired an abundant literature whose aim was to glorify the war. Professor Rueda examines one-act plays on the topic of the War of Africa to reveal how war was staged and orchestrated politically through theatrical and musical performance. Burlesque musical re-presentations of the War of Africa reinforce collective yet conflictive notions of national identity, still unresolved at the threshold of Modernity, while exposing Spain’s impracticable political aspirations to regain its lost colonial power and the nation’s hesitancy to refashion itself as a modern nation.
Voss, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science in the University of Kentucky Colleges of Arts and Sciences, discusses Kentucky Senatorial candidates Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes and the national prominence of this election.
Voss, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science in the University of Kentucky Colleges of Arts and Sciences, discusses how Mitch McConnell defeated challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in the Kentucky Senate race.
The Department of Chemistry is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Chad Risko to its faculty! This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.