Edward Said's Translocations: Essays in Secular Criticism

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Tobias Doring, Mark U Stein
Taylor & Francis, 27.04.2012 - 256 Seiten

Working with processes of translocation enabled Edward Said to point out interdependence and complementarity across geographical borders and disciplinary boundaries while recognizing cultural difference and the distinct historical experiences of colonizer and colonized. This book brings into focus Said’s politics of reading, from his literary criticism in English to his political columns in Arabic. The international contributors—from Britain, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Switzerland, and the United States—investigate his intellectual legacies without necessarily identifying themselves with the critical positions these involve. Instead of treating his work as a unitary theoretical system, the various arguments explored offer a critical assessment of those situations in which his writing has entered into a productive relationship with other theoretical positions and interlocutors. The collection considers location, which has always been a central category in and for Said’s writing; readings, which designates the acts by which, according to Said, the world comes to be constituted; and legacies, which pertains to the many fields across the boundaries of established academic disciplines that have taken up Said’s challenges. The critical positions visited in this book include critical and cultural theory, postcolonialism, literary studies, theatre and performance studies, and visual and music studies.

 

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Inhalt

Introduction
1
Part I
21
Opponent of Postcolonial Theory
23
2 Religion and Dissent in Saids Secular Criticism
44
Father Foucault Dieu Derrida and Other Affiliations
56
Edward Said and the Last Jewish Intellectual
74
Part II
95
Otherwordly Counterpoints
97
Edward Saids Thinking Between Humanism and Poststructuralism
130
8 Overlapping TerritoriesExilic Readings
144
Part III
169
9 Orientalism Opera and the Public Sphere
171
Music as Site and Tool in Postcolonial Readings
187
Edward Said and the Fiction of Photography
205
Index
233
Urheberrecht

6 Edward Said and the Practice of Comparative Literature
114

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Über den Autor (2012)

Tobias Döring is Chair of English Literature at the LMU Munich, where he specializes in Postcolonial and Early Modern Studies. His books include Caribbean-English Passages (Routledge, 2002), A History of Postcolonial Literature in 12 1/2 Books (WVT, 2007) and Postcolonial Literatures in English: An Introduction (Klett, 2008).

Mark Stein is Chair of English, Postcolonial and Media Studies at WWU Münster and President of the Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English (ASNEL). His research interests include anglophone cultural production from around the globe; transmigration and Diaspora studies; and critical and cultural theory.

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