Thirty years ago, Edward Said raised a series of important questions in his book, Orientalism:
* What is “the Orient”?
* How do we know it? and
* How do systems of knowledge affect the relationship between “Orient” and “Occident”, "Self" and "Other"?
Though it has been challenged in various ways, the influence of Orientalism has outlived its author.
The State University of New York College at Brockport invites scholars and students from all disciplines to submit proposals for papers and panels that reflect on Said's work, what it has meant in academe and in the larger society, and how the questions he raised might be answered in the 21st century.
We are also interested in exhibits and audio-visual presentations that draw upon or illustrate Said-inspired critiques in the visual arts, plastic arts, news media, film and the like.
Dr. Takashi Nishiyama
Dr. Carl Davila
Department of History
State University of New York
College at Brockport
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