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The Right of Return to Edward Said

A conference to commemorate a decade since Edward Said's passing

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
9:45 AM - 6:30 PM
Royce Hall 314
UCLA

 
Photo courtesy of Mariam Said

 

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The conference will be live-streamed at:

http://web.international.ucla.edu/cnes/said-conference


The conference is being organized at UCLA by Helen Deutsch (English), Aamir Mufti (Comparative Literature), and Gabriel Piterberg (History). Presentations will include direct interaction with Said's oeuvre and his legacy.


Program:


9:45 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Gabriel Piterberg, Director, Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA


10:00 AM
Panel I

Chair: Anne Mellor, English, UCLA

Returning to Orientalism
Saree Makdisi, English & Comparative Literature, UCLA

Problems for the Future: Jonathan Swift, Edward Said, and the Profession of Literature
Helen Deutsch, English, UCLA


11:30 AM
Break


11:45 AM
Panel II

Chair: Aslı Bâli, Law, UCLA

The Failed Peace Process: Edward Said’s Prophetic Legacy of Understanding
Richard Falk, International Law Emeritus, Princeton University,
and Orfalea Center of Global Studies, UCSB

Edward Said’s Legacy in Theory and Practice: Scenes from America’s Terrorism Prosecutions
Wadie Said, Law, University of South Carolina


1:15 PM
Lunch Break
 

2:30 PM
Panel III

Chair: Ali Behdad, English & Comparative Literature, UCLA

Edward Said and the Late Style of Bandung Humanism
Aamir Mufti, Comparative Literature, UCLA

The Epistemology of Edward Said
Stathis Gourgouris, Comparative Literature, Columbia University


4:00 PM
Break


4:15 PM
Panel IV

Chair: David Myers, History, UCLA

Southern Questions: Reflections on Said, Gramsci, and the Colonized
Robin D. G. Kelley, History, UCLA

Theodor Herzl: A Gender Interpretation
Gabriel Piterberg, History, UCLA


5:45 PM
A letter to my friend Edward: The conversation continues
Nubar Hovsepian, Political Science and International Studies, Chapman University

 


 


JohannaRomero
310-825-1181
international.ucla.edu/cnes
romero@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Department of History, English, Critical Race Studies Program - School of Law, Dean of Humanities

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