After the Last Sky: The Humanism of Edward Said

A symposium featuring lectures and music reflecting the works and life of Edward Said.

Friday, November 21, 2003
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
California Room
UCLA Faculty Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095


2:00 - 2:15        Opening Remarks
Saloni Mathur, Art History

2:15 - 3:15        Secular Criticism

*       Saree Makdisi, English, "Said, Humanism, and Liberation"

*       Aamir Mufti, Comparative Literature, "Critical Secularism"

*       Sondra Hale, Anthropology and Women's Studies, "Edward Said--Accidental Feminist: Orientalism and Middle East Women's Studies"

*       Gil Hochberg, Comparative Literature, "Said and the Politics of Memory"

3:30 4:30           Dismantling Imperialism  

*       Dominic Thomas, French and Francophone Studies, "Edward Said and Africa"

*       Gabriel Piterberg, History, "Herzl Revisited"

*       Francoise Lionnet, French and Francophone Studies, and UC Transnational and Transcolonial Studies Multicampus Research Group, "Said, Beauvoir, and Transnational Feminism"

*       Katherine King, Comparative Literature and Classics, "Locating Edward Said on Ahdaf Soueif's Map of Love"

4:45 - 5:45         Contrapuntal Thought 

*       Vincent Pecora, English and Center for Modern and Contemporary Studies, "The Politics of Literature"

*       Ali Behdad, English, "Edward Said:  A Founder of Postcolonial Discursivity?"

*       Michael Cooperson, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, "Volney and al-Muwaylihi: Orientalism and Modern Arabic Literature"

*       Susan McClary, Musicology, "Left Hand/Right Hand: Said's Musical Legacies"

5:45 - 6:00         Concert

*       "Music in Fond Memory of Edward Said"--Cello and Piano Concert by Elisabeth Le Guin and Susan McClary,  Musicology

This Symposium was Organized by Sondra Hale, Anthropology and Women's Studies, Aamir Mufti, Comparative Literature, and the Center for Modern & Contemporary Studies

To attend:
This program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required; however, seating is limited. Parking is available for $7.00 on the UCLA campus. Please go to the parking information kiosk at the intersection of Hilgard and Westholme Avenues for the nearest available lot.


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at (310) 825-9581, or see our website for more information:

Cost : Free and open to the public

For more information please contact:

James S. ColemanAfrican Studies Center

Tel: 310-825-3686

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Co-sponsored by the UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center, Center fo Modern & Contemporary Studies