Lila Abu Lughod

Edward Said Memorial Lecture

Edward Said Memorial Lecture

The American University in Cairo School of Humanities and Social Sciences 31 October 2015 “A Settler-Colonialism of Her Own: Imagining Palestine’s Alternatives” Lila Abu-Lughod Professor of Anthropology, Women’s and Gender Studies, Columbia University Saturday, October 31, 2015 • 6 pm Oriental Hall AUC Tahrir Square For more information Department of English and Comparative Literature eclinfo@aucegypt.edu • tel 20.2.2615.1628
“A Bitter Disappointment,” Edward Said on His Encounter with Sartre, De Beauvoir and Foucault

“A Bitter Disappointment,” Edward Said on His Encounter with Sartre, De Beauvoir and Foucault

AUGUST 26, 2014 EUGENE WOLTERS In 1979, Edward Said was invited by Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir to France for a conference on Middle East peace. It was in the wake of the Camp David Accords that ended the war between Egypt and Israel, that the author of “Orientalism” and ardent supporter of the Palestinian people, was invited to contribute with other prominent thinkers. Said offered effusive praise for Sartre when recounting his adventure, writing for the London Review of Books: