Mandatory Palestine, 1935 - 2003
literary theorist and Palestinian activist

Edward Said

Edward Said was a literary theorist and cultural critic. He was University Professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University in New York, which he joined in 1963 after studying at Harvard. His book Orientalism (1975) on Western stereotypes of the Middle East stood at the basis of postcolonial studies. Said was also known as a public intellectual who supported the rights of the Palestinians. In 1999, he founded the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra with Daniel Barenboim, which brings together young musicians from Israel and Palestine. He published his memoir, Out of Place, that same year.

Published in

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 10

De islam in Europa

Speaker at



Nexus Lecture Edward Said

Retrospective Thoughts on Orientalism

22 September 1994 Tilburg University