Between Orientalism and Occidentalism: Postcolonial Cartographies of Knowledge
A NICA-Masterclass with Prof Ella Shohat in connection to the ASCA/ACGS workshop on Critique of Religion; Framing Jews and Muslims in Political Theory and Public Debate (22-24 June).
The masterclass will offer a theoretical approach of cartograhies of knowledge, and rethink the relationship between orientalism and occidentalism, and the split Arab/Jew Figure. During the seminar we will read and discuss several works from Prof. Shohat, among them “The Sephardi-Moorish Atlantic: Between Orientalism and Occidentalism,” Preface essay in Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of the Middle East in the Americas, co-edited by Evelyn Alsultany &Ella Shohat, The University of Michigan Press, 2013; “Tropical Orientalism” (with R. Stam), The Middle East and Brazil: Perspectives on the New Global South, Paul Amar, ed. Bloomingto-n: Indiana University Press, 2014. Venue:University Library – Belle van Zuylenzaal (12.00-16.00h)
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