2013, Oct 31 — Nov 2
The influential theorist and public intellectual Edward W. Said produced a body of work that, right up to the present, resonates worldwide in a variety of fields. On the 10th anniversary of his death, this interdisciplinary symposium seeks to reread his works—from “Orientalism” (1978) to “On Late Style” (posthumously, 2006)—with a view to today’s cultural and political realities, including those in the Arab world.
Akeel Bilgrami: Said, Imperialism and Marx: A View from the South | Further keynotes from the symposium can be found in our media center
Meltem Ahiska: Thinking the Eruptions and Thresholds of Memory in Turkey through the Imperial Complex
Fawwaz Traboulsi: On Said's Late Style
Prabhat Patnaik: Said, Imperialism and Marx: A View from the South
Samia Mehrez: On Walls, Revolutions, and Universities: In Dialog with Edward Said
Subhi Hadidi (Arabic): Recycled Orientalism: Covering Islam(s) of the "Arab Spring"