Ella Shohat: Postcolonial Cartographies of Knowledge

Between Orientalism and Occidentalism
20 June 2017
University Library – Belle van Zuylenzaal (12.00-16.00h)
1 EC

A NICA-Masterclass with Prof. Ella Shohat in connection to the ASCA/ACGS workshop on Critique of Religion; Framing Jews and Muslims in Political Theory and Public Debate (22-24 June). The masterclass will offer a theoretical approach of cartographies of knowledge, highlighting transnational and diasporic analytical methods. The discussion will include: Shohat’s notion of “diasporic readings,” rethinking the relationship between orientalism and occidentalism, and revisiting the split Arab/Jew Figure. During the seminar we will read and discuss several works from Prof. Shohat, including for her books Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices; Unthinking Eurocentrism; Race in Translations; Between the Middle East and the Americas.

To enrol, mail Eloe Kingma at nica-fgw@uva.nl and be sure to mention your program and university.