Edward Said and the Legacy of Orientalism
Seminar with Anouar Majid, Dominique Eddé and Tariq Ali, among others
2013 marked the tenth anniversary of Edward Said’s death, one of the 20th century’s most influential theoreticians. His 1978 book Orientalism is today considered a true classic, a fundamental contribution to post-colonial studies, and a key to our understanding of the relationship between Europe and the Orient.
Author Dominique Eddé was Said’s French editor and has also translated a number of his works. Scholar Anouar Majid utilises Said’s work in his own research, including the book We Are All Moors. Tariq Ali was a close friend of Said and published the book Conversations with Edward Said in 2005. In this seminar they are joined by Elisabeth Oxfeldt and Rana Issa from the University of Oslo, in attempting to shed light on Said’s legacy. How have his writings withstood the test of time, thirty-five years after the publication of Orientalism? The seminar is moderated by Ellen Svendsen.
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