“The Night of Edward Said” due in Tehran
Publish Date : Sunday 18 November 2018 - 14:56
IBNA- Persian Magazine ‘Bukhara’ will hold a program, “The Night of Edward Said” in Tehran’s House of Humanities’ Thinkers today to commemorate the leading American-Palestinian academic and cultural critic who passed away on 2003.
According to IBNA
correspondent, a number of Iranian experts Mas’oud Farahmand, Azim Tahmasbi, Bahram Parvin Gonabadi and Ali Dehbashi, Chief Editor of Bukhara will deliver their speeches on the event.
was a professor of literature at Columbia University, a public intellectual, and a founder of the academic field of postcolonial studies.
As a cultural critic, Said is known for the book Orientalism (1978), a critique of the cultural representations that are the bases of Orientalism—how the Western world perceives the Orient.
Said's model of textual analysis transformed the academic discourse of researchers in literary theory, literary criticism, and Middle-Eastern studies.
The program is slated for today at 5 to 8 p.m.