Memorial lecture for Edward Said to be held Tuesday

Ahram Online, Monday 31 Oct 2011

John Carlos Rowe will speak at AUC in downtown Cairo on Tuesday, 6pm at the memorial lecture for the writer and teacher whose 1978 book Orientalism changed scholarship

The American University in Cairo's English & Comparative Literature Department will host the Edward Said Memorial Lecture titled 'American Orientalism After Edward Said', tomorrow, Tuesday, 1 November.

The lecture will be given by John Carlos Rowe, Associates Professor in Humanities and Chair of the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California

Edward Wadie Said was an influential Palestinian-American author who delved into orientalism in relation to colonialism, which he saw as having greatly influenced the Middle East. His famous book, Orientalism, catapulted him into the spotlight. Said died in 2003 after a long battle against Leukemia.

Tuesday 1 November, 6pm
American University in Cairo, Tahrir Square campus
Oriental Hall

For more information, contact [email protected], tel: +2022615-1628

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