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Edward Said and the Literary, Social, and Political World

1st Edition

Edited by Ranjan Ghosh


214 pages

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Edward Said is widely recognized for his work as a critic and theorist of Orientalism and the Palestine crisis, but far less attention has been devoted to his considerable body of literary and cultural criticism. In this edited collection, the contributors - many among the foremost Said scholars in the world - examine Said as the literary critic; his relationship to other major contemporary thinkers (including Derrida, Ricoeur, Barthes and Bloom); and his involvement with major movements and concerns of his time (such as music, Feminism, New Humanism, and Marxism). Featuring freshly carved out essays on new areas of intervention, the volume is an indispensable addition for those interested in Edward Said and the many areas in which his legacy looms.

Table of Contents

Foreword Benita Parry. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Section A 1. "A Roomy Place Full of Possibility": Said’s Orientalism and the Literary Nicholas Harrison 2. Edward Said and Roland Barthes: Criticism versus Essayism. Or: Roads and Meetings Missed Andy Stafford 3. Derrida and Said: Ships that Pass in the Night Caroline Rooney 4. Said .. Bloom …. Vico Graham Allen 5. The Materiality and Ideality of Text: Said and Ricoeur Karl Simms. Section B 6. "The Southern Question" and Said’s Geographical Critical Consciousness. Shaobo Xie 7. Fellow Travellers and Homeless Souls: Said’s Critical Marxism Ross Abbinnett 8. Edward Said and the Interplay of Music, History, and Ideology Derek B. Scott 9. Edward Said and (the Postcolonial Occlusion of) Gender Elleke Boehmer 10. Reading Orientalism in Istanbul: Edward Said and Orhan Pamuk Kate Teltscher 11. On Late Style: Edward Said’s Humanism Pal Ahluwalia. Section C 12. Autobiography and Exile: Edward Said’s Out of Place Linda Anderson 13. Edward Said, American International Policy and War on Terror Taieb Belghazi 14. Representations of the Intellectual: the Historian as ‘Outsider’ Ranjan Ghosh. Contributors. Index.

About the Editor

Ranjan Ghosh teaches in the Department of English at the University of North Bengal. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Germany and European Research Fellow in London. He is published in journals such as the Oxford Literary Review, History and Theory, Nineteenth Century Prose, Rethinking History, Storia della Storiographia, Angelaki and others. Among his many books include (In)fusion Approach: Theory, Contestation, Limits (2006) and Globalizing Dissent (Routledge, 2009).

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

This series explores core issues in political philosophy and social theory. Addressing theoretical subjects of both historical and contemporary relevance, the series has broad appeal across the social sciences. Contributions include new studies of major thinkers, key debates and critical concepts.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General