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Edward Said and the Literary, Social, and Political World

ISBN 9780415647441
Published July 27, 2012 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

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 SimmsSection 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 AhluwaliaSection 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.

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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).