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Humanism, Territory, and Techniques of Trouble

Andrew N. Rubin

in Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154152
eISBN:
9781400842179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154152.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the dimensions of Edward Said's critical writing. In spite of numerous attempts to define and identify an overarching methodology that can be traced throughout Said's some ... More


Born Sneerers or Ironic Nationalists? Joyce, Tagore, Said, Fanon

Rahul Rao

in Third World Protest: Between Home and the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199560370
eISBN:
9780191721694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560370.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The chapter describes the protest sensibilities of four writers—James Joyce, Rabindranath Tagore, Edward Said, and Frantz Fanon—who were fierce critics of nationalism even as they wished fervently ... More


The Future of the Present: Rethinking the Post-colonial Project *

S.N. Balagangadhara

in Reconceptualizing India Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082965
eISBN:
9780199081936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082965.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter probes the phenomenon of post-Orientalism in order to answer the question: what next after Edward Said’s Orientalism? Said’s work has been of crucial importance to Indian intellectuals ... More


Religious Criticism

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Lays out a theoretical orientation that allows Friesen to compare the evidence for the imperial cult institutions of mainstream society with a visionary religious text like Revelation, which was ... More


Exile and Liberation: Edward Said’s Out of Place

Anna Bernard

in Rhetorics of Belonging: Nation, Narration, and Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319433
eISBN:
9781781381045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319433.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter reads Edward Said’s memoir Out of Place (1999) as an exploration of the ways in which the idea of national belonging shapes and motivates the individual subject. Over the course of the ... More


Introduction

D. R. M. Irving

in Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195378269
eISBN:
9780199864614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378269.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter proposes counterpoint as a metaphor for the historical critique of colonial musical cultures in the early modern world. It explains how Edward W. Said's technique of “contrapuntal ... More


Opera, Modernism, and Modernity: Reading Counterpoint in Joseph Conrad's Malay Trilogy and Pramoedya's Buru Tetralogy

Christopher GoGwilt

in The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751624
eISBN:
9780199866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751624.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 2 offers a comparative study of the Malay trilogy of novels (Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands, and The Rescue) with which Conrad began his career and the Buru tetralogy of novels ... More


Epilogue

Emma Dillon

in The Sense of Sound: Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732951
eISBN:
9780199932061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732951.003.0108
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This short epilogue looks beyond the specific topic of the book to suggest ways in which the approaches developed may speak to larger issues current in musicology and medieval studies. Specifically, ... More


Introduction: Diasporas of the Mind

Bryan Cheyette

in Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300093186
eISBN:
9780300199376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093186.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes. It argues that one way of understanding different versions of diaspora is in relation to metaphorical thinking and ... More


Revolutionary Solitude: Edward Said and Najla Said

Tahia Abdel Nasser

in Literary Autobiography and Arab National Struggles

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474420228
eISBN:
9781474438537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420228.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Arab Anglophone memoirs by focusing on Edward Said’s Out of Place: A Memoir (1999) and Najla Said’s Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family (2013). ... More


Introduction: Travelling in Different Skins

Dúnlaith Bird

in Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the role of the travelogue, both as a locus for the safely bound exotic Other, and as the potential conduit for hybrid constructions of identity. It introduces the central ... More


Genealogy, Power, and Discourse

Carl Olson

in The Allure of Decadent Thinking: Religious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199959839
eISBN:
9780199315970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Michel Foucault's method of genealogy, concept of power, and theory of discourse form the context for a critical consideration of Edward W. Said's notion of Orientalism.


Pledge, Turn, Prestige: Worldliness and Sanctity in Edward Said and Emmanuel Levinas

Adam Zachary Newton

in To Make the Hands Impure: Art, Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263516
eISBN:
9780823266470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263516.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter 1 begins the argument in earnest by considering two orders of proximity: the status of the literary artwork in relation to sacred text or Holy Scripture, and the task of criticism as espoused ... More


Conrad's Narrative Method

Jakob Lothe

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122555
eISBN:
9780191671463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122555.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This book applies recent developments in critical theory and practice to the whole canon of Conrad's works. Using a broadly structuralist approach, the book analyses Conrad's sophisticated narrative ... More


The Allure of Decadent Thinking: Religious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism

Carl Olson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199959839
eISBN:
9780199315970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers a compelling and provocative argument against the application of postmodern thought to religious studies, showing how such radically skeptical thinking undermines, subverts, and ... More


Coleridge and the Oriental Tale

Tim Fulford

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that, contra the verdict of Edward Said in Orientalism, English writers—the Romantics at least—did not treat the Arabian Nights as mere children's stories or sources of exotic ... More


Conclusion: Mill's History as a ‘Classic in the History of Philistinism’ 1

Javed Majeed

in Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book has argued that the emergence of utilitarianism and the conservative ideology which it attacked in the early 19th century was closely involved with the British imperial experience in India. ... More


A Woman’s Place: Spatial Dynamics of the Orient

Dúnlaith Bird

in Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Chapter 8 This chapter discusses the complex strategies, from transposition of the home space to aesthetic discourse, used by women travel writers to access the Oriental space while avoiding censure. ... More


Travelling Theory: To the Present

David Johnson

in Shakespeare and South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183150
eISBN:
9780191673955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183150.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter deals with Shakespeare criticism and radical critical theory and explores how this radical theory has travelled to South Africa in the last 25 years. It is based on the conviction that ... More


Artificial Populations

Nancy Levene

in Powers of Distinction: On Religion and Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226507361
eISBN:
9780226507675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226507675.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 3 investigates the work of the eighteenth-century humanist, Giambattista Vico, to conceive a secular history in the distinction of the Hebrews. It begins with two theorists who fought such ... More


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