Post-Orientalism and the Exilic Individual: A Conference in Honor of Hamid Dabashi
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30th, 2011 10:00am - 5:00 pm
501 Schermerhorn Hall 501
A one day-conference in honor of Professor Hamid Dabashi will be happening on September 30th at Columbia University.
This conference will gather various scholars from the vast subfields of Middle Eastern studies (literature, philosophy, sociology, history, political science, and cultural studies) to engage in a day-long roundtable conversation on the themes of "Post-Orientalism," "Exile," and the "Third World Intellectual." This will constitute an open academic dialogue (in traditional workshop format) on subject-matters of fundamental importance to the future of our field that are also central themes of the intellectual project of Professor Hamid Dabashi. Ultimately, the overarching intent of the event is to coalesce multiple voices at the forefront of a vital exchange of ideas that prove crucial to the continual unfolding of Middle Eastern Studies, a discussion that will include engagements with the concepts of: representation, civilization, resistance, modernity, postmodernity, colonialism, and postcolonialism. There will also be an introductory presentation and video installation to supplement the roundtable dialogue between participants.
Said Amir Arjomand, SUNY
Ervand Abrahamian, Baruch, CUNY
Golbarg Bashi, Rutgers
Farhang Erfani, AU
Andrew Davison, Vassar
Hossein Kamaly, Barnard
Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, UPENN
Afshin Matin-Asgari, CalState LA
Timothy Mitchell, Columbia
Ali Mirsepassi, NYU
Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh, NJCU
Mahmoud Sadri, Texas WU
Shahla Talebi, Arizona SU
10:00-10:30 Introduction: "Theorizing the Exilic Turn: The Futural Project of Hamid Dabashi" (introduction)
10:30-11:00 Citizens of Nowhere: New and Post-Orientalism (presentation)
11:00-12:30 Panel 1: "The Post-Orientalist Challenge"
12:30-2:00 Lunch Break (Panelists Convene at Faculty House)
2:00-2:30 Video Installation (compilation of Hamid Dabashi's presentations/appearances)
2:30-4:00 Panel 2: "The Future of the Exilic Intellectual"
4:00-4:30 Audience Questions/Comments
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