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Edward Said Lecture Series - 40 years after "Orientalism" - Configurations of Knowledge/Power today

News vom 23.10.2018

"Published in 1978, Orientalism has been a seminal investigation on questions regarding cultural representation and hegemony, knowledge production and scholarship as well as governing the colonial and post-colonial Other. Offering a critical genealogy of a particular configuration of power, Orientalism has turned into a founding document of postcolonial scholarship and continues to significantly shape conversations of different disciplines. Despite Orientalism’s rigorous excavation and critique of the process by which strategies of knowing the colonized world operated as strategies for dominating it, Orientalism remains tenacious and far from obsolete. This seminar honors Orientalism’s 40th anniversary and its seminal legacy. It will do so by examining the persistence of Orientalism as a configuration of knowledge and power and ask what Said’s work and the various conversations it has triggered tell us today."

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