IPP Workshop Series: Oriol Guni: Said’s Orientalism: Concepts/Critiques
Jan 22, 2019
from 02:00 to 04:00
|Where||Phil I, Building B, R.025|
|Contact Name||Elizabeth Kovach|
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Said’s Orientalism: Concepts/Critiques
This workshop will outline the main concepts that offer the basis for a critical analysis of the literary works and scholar research that have been situated in oriental contexts, according to the concepts elaborated by Edward Said in his seminal work Orientalism. Said’s main contention is that literary works and research written about the Orient are deeply political and have become a part of the imperialist machinery of exploitation and control. According to Said, the systems of thinking and representing that were constructed during the colonial era still persist today when it comes to writing about the Orient.
In the second part of the workshop the main critiques that have been produced over Said’s text will be outlines.
The workshop envisages that some texts will be read according to Said’s concepts, and then the same texts will be read according the lines of his main critics, offering thus a concrete discussion of Said’s contribution and that of his critics.