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Waiting for the Barbarians: A Tribute to Edward W. Said

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Original Language: Turkish | 236 pages | Oct 2009

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Rights Sold: Arabic (Lebanon only, Dar Kreidieh), English World Rights (Verso), and German (Verlag auf dem Ruffel).

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In engaging with the richly varied and seminal scholarship of Edward W. Said, Waiting for the Barbarians aims to recover the notion of culture as a collective, hybrid and plural experience, in light of the political imperative that rules our present.

Bringing together some of the figures most closely associated with Said and his scholarship, this comprehensive volume looks at Said the literary critic and public intellectual, Palestine, and Said’s intellectual legacy: the future through the lens of his work.

Contents:

Preface – Mariam Said
Keynote Address – Elias Khoury

I) THE POWER OF LITERATURE
1. “The Making of a Counter-Tradition” – Timothy Brennan
2. “The Political Edge of Fiction” – Jacqueline Rose

II) SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER
1. “‘Orientalizing the Orientals’: The Other Message of Edward Said” – Fawwaz Traboulsi
2. “Edward Said and Palestine: Balancing the Academic and the Political, the Public and the Private” – Rashid Khalidi
3. “Edward Said and the Style of the Public Intellectual” – Saree Makdisi|
4. “From ‘Auerbach in Istanbul’ to ‘Said in Istanbul’: Saidian Publishing in Turkey – Tuncay Birkan

III) THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE
1. “The Saidian Fusion of Horizons” – Ilan Pappe
2. “Analyzing Palestine: Post Mortem or Prognosis?” – Raja Shehadeh
3. “The Role of Palestinian Intellectuals in the Collective Struggle for Palestinian Freedom” – Karma Nabulsi
4. “Beginning with Edward Said” – Joseph Massad

IV) LOOKING AT TODAY THROUGH SAID’S LENSES
1. “Orientalism / Occidentalism: The Impasse of Modernity” – Meltem Ahiska
2. “Said’s Antimonies” – Harry Harootunian
3. “Said, Religion, and Secular Criticism” – Gauri Viswanathan
4. “On Blasphemy, Bigotry and the Politics of Culture Talk” – Mahmood Mamdani