Monday 17 February 2014 (6:30 - 7:30 pm - Open to all)
Edward Said was a Columbia University English and Comparative Literature professor and was well known in the United States for his tireless efforts to convey the plight of the Palestinian people. Although such involvement brought him into prominence, Edward Said has and will always be a major influence in cultural studies and literature. His numerous books and articles on literary criticism and culture are seminal. Perhaps his major contribution was the influential book Orientalism which gendered the neo-colonial field of studies.
Diagnosed with the disease in 1991, Said struggled with his leukemia throughout the 1990s before refraining from interviews due to his increasingly fragile physical state. This interview was the one sole exception to his staunch "no interview" policy and provides fascinating insight into the mind of the man who became Western society's most prominent spokesman for the Palestinian cause. (adapted from The New York Times of 8 January 2014 from a review by Jason Buchanan Click Here).
The Last Interview is a video lasting a bit less than 3.5 hours. However, for the purpose of this Monday Talk, some passages will be dropped.
The Electronic Intifada: Click Here
Amazon: Click Here
Icarus Films: Click Here
The Progressive: Click Here
A comprehensive Bibliography of works by and on Edward Said (from Comparative Literature and Culture, by Clare Callaghan, University of Maryland. Bibliography is published by Purdue University): Click Here
The Presentation (Contains Timeline and Intro to the Clip): Click Here