Maria Von Furstenburg
Said: Orientalism Annotated Bib
Moore-Gilbert, Bart. Postcolonial Theory: Contexts, Practices, Politics. New York: Verso, 1997.
In the chapter two, Said’s theory is used to better understand Western Representation of the East and the impact of Western materialism in politics. Moore-Gilbert emphasizes the importance and impact of Said’s idea or Orientalism on all disciplines of studies. There is a focus on describing Said’s employment of Marx, Foucault, and Gramsci to explain the dynamics of power and perception. The chapter also points out and discusses some criticism and contradictions found in Said’s theory.
Singh, Amritjit and Bruce G. Johnson. Interviews with Edward W. Said. Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 2004.
In one of the interviews in this book entitled “Orientalism Revisited: An Interview with Edward W. Said”, the interviewer asks Said questions that give the reader helpful background. The interview begins with asking Said about how the theory originated and where the theory of Orientalism has had the most impact. The interview asks Said about the connection of his theory to literature as well as relating it to circumstances of other countries. Said also elaborates on key concepts that he uses in his writings which give readers a clearer more direct understanding of the ideas.
Said, Edward W. , and James Paul. “Orientalism Revisited: An Interview with Edward W. Said.” MERIP Middle East Report Jan 1988: 32-36. JSTOR.University of Houston. 08 Dec 2008 .
This article is an interview with Edward Said discussing his views of orientalism and how they originated. It also discusses what Said wanted to accomplish through orientalism. The article continues with modern day applications of Said’s argument and what he thinks of the issues raised in the questioning.
Bernstein, Richard. “Edward W. Said, Literary Critic and Advocate for Palestinian Independence, Dies at 67.” The New York Times 26 Sep 2003 1-4. 8 Dec 2008 <http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D06E5D6153DF935A1575AC0A9659C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1>.
This is an article written for the New York Times concerning the death of Edward Said. The article is a brief biography of Said and his life. It gives highlights of his political views, his works and the impact that they have had on society at large. It also discusses Said as a great advocate for Palestinian independence and discusses “Orientalism.”
Sered, Danielle. Orientalism. Course home page. 1996. Dept. of English, Emory University. Nov. 2, 2008. <http://www.english.emory.edu/Bahri/Orientalism.html>
This webpage is part of the postcolonial studies course at Emory University and focuses specifically on Orientalism. It is particularly helpful in understanding Said as it defines several key terms from the essay and gives a brief, less dense paraphrase of Said’s intentions towards Orientalism.
Singh, Amaradeep. An Introduction to Edward Said, Orientalism, and Postcolonial Literary Studies. Sept. 24, 2004. Lehigh University. Nov. 1, 2008. <http://www.lehigh.edu/~amsp/2004/09/introduction-to-edward-said.html>
In 2004 the author of this webpage was on a panel at Lehigh University to speak about Said’s legacy within the sphere of his contribution to literary studies, the representation of islam, and his political advocacy. Singh was on the panel to speak about literary studies, specifically “Orientalism” and “Culture and Imperialism”. The website is an abbreviated version of the presentation he gave and provides great insight into the text.
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