Legacies of the Future: The Life and Work of Edward Said

07 Nov 2013


Thursday, November 7
Humanities Center, 602 CL
4:00-6:00 p.m. - Lecture:
Joseph N. Cleary, Professor of English, Yale University, “The History of the Novel and Empire in the Works of Edward Said and Georg Lukács”

Friday, November 8, English Department, 501 CL
2:00-3:30 p.m. - Lecture:Aamir Mufti, Professor of Comparative Literature, UCLA, “The Late Style of Bandung Humanism”
4:00-6:00 p.m. – Reading:Nuruddin Farah, Distinguished Professor of Literature, Bard College, Reading from his recent fiction and taking questions

Saturday, November 9, English Department, 501 CL
9:30-10:50 a.m. – First Panel Discussion: Wlad Godzich, Distinguished Professor of Literature, UCSC, and Visiting Fellow, the Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh “The Stateless and the Proper” Stathis Gourgouris, Professor, Institute of Comparative Literature & Society, Classics, Columbia University “The Epistemology of Edward Said”
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Second Panel Discussion: QS Tong, Professor of English, University of Hong Kong “The Question of Tibet and Orientalism”
RA Judy, Professor of English, University of Pittsburgh “‘Gods always fail’: Said as an Index of Secular Humanism, the
Arab Revolution, and Frantz Fanon”, Daniel T. O’Hara, First Term Mellon Professor of English, Temple University “On Late Style? The Question of a New Beginning”
1:30-3:00 p.m. – Third Panel Discussion:
Bruce Robbins, Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University, “Some of My Best Friends Are Zionists”
Jonathan Arac, Mellon Professor of English and Director of the Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh
“What Can We Learn from Uniqueness?” Donald E. Pease, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, The Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century
Professor in the Humanities, Chair of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, Dartmouth College “Said’s Melville”
3:30-5:00 p.m. – Closing Discussion, Paul A. Bové, Chair

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, November 9, 2013 (All day)
Sponsored By: 
Sponsored by: boundary 2, University Honors College, Humanities Center, Department of English, and Professors Jonathan Arac, Lynn Emmanuel, and RA Judy
Hummanities Office humctr@pitt.edu, (412) 624-8519
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Target Audience: 
Higher Education
Presenter Type: 
Visiting Scholar/Faculty