The Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture

Is There a Language of Peace? Palestine Today and the Categorization of Domination

Thursday, October 17, 2013  6:15pm The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies


The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies

Heyman Center for the Humanities

Raja Shehadeh’s lecture on the 10th anniversary of Edward Said’s death will reflect on the cages of categorization that imprison Palestinians in contemporary Palestine perhaps more than even the physical matrix of borders, checkpoints, and the Wall.  Shehadeh will explore how Palestinians themselves deploy these categories in a language of despair in our post-Oslo landscape, as well as a search for a new language, remembering as Edward Said noted in one of his most moving and lyrical texts, After the Last Sky, that “We are more than someone else’s object.”



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