NYU Tribute to Edward Said

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Date/Time: 29/10/2003 12:00 am

40 Days Since Passing: A Tribute to Edward Said
November 1, 1935 – September 25, 2003
It is customary among Arabs, Muslims and Christians alike, to mark the
‘arbeen (40th day) of the passing of a loved one, a family member, a
relative, or a friend. Traveling thousands of miles away from home, this
cultural practice is reproduced by Arab communities in the diaspora. In the
spirit of his exile and the persistence of his convictions, we remember
Edward Said–a friend, an educator, a mentor, a cultural critic, a public
intellectual, and an advocate for the humanity and dignity for all.
Please Join us at NYU Remembers Edward Said: An Evening of Reading, Spoken
Word, Music, and Reflections by/About Edward Said.
Tishman Auditorium at the NYU Law School
(entrance at McDougall between West 3rd & 4th – subway A,C,E or V,F to West
Tishman auditorium is where Edward Said last spoke at the NYU conference on
“What Now? A Debate on America and the World” in May 2003.
Reception to follow
Participants Include:
Dean Catherine Stimpson
Rabab Abdulhadi (Assistant Professor/Faculty fellow of Gender and Sexuality
Emily Apter (Professor of French)
Breyten Breytenbach (Global Distinguished Professor Of Creative Writing)
Shiva Balaghi (Associate Director Kevorkian Center/Near Eastern Studies)
Patrick Deer (Assistant Professor of English)
Ana Dopico (Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese)
Michael Gilsenan (Chair, Department of Middle East Studies)
Zachary Lockman (Director for Center for Near Eastern Studies)
Mary Louise Pratt (Silver Professor of Spanish and Portuguese)
Ella Shohat (Professor of Art and Public Policy)
John Waters (Assistant Professor of English and Irish Studies)
and more…
This tribute is made possible with the generous support of Dean Catharine
Stimpson, Dean of the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.