Ella Shohat: Postcolonial Cartographies of Knowledge

Between Orientalism and Occidentalism

This masterclass with Ella Shohat links up with 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 to cartographies of knowledge, and rethink the relationship between orientalism and occidentalism, as well as the split Arab/Jew Figure.

Ella Shohat is Professor of Cultural Studies at the Culture & Representation track at New York University. Her books include: Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices (Duke Univ. Press, 2006); Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation (Univ. of Texas Press, 1989; Updated Edition with a new postscript chapter, I.B. Tauris, 2010); Talking Visions: Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age (MIT & The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1998); and Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation and Postcolonial Perspectives (co-edited, Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1997).

We will read and discuss several works from Prof. Shohat, among others:
— “The Sephardi-Moorish Atlantic: Between Orientalism and Occidentalism,” in Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of the Middle East in the Americas, co-edited by Evelyn Alsultany &Ella Shohat, The University of Michigan Press, 2013;
— “Tropical Orientalism” (with R. Stam), The Middle East and Brazil: Perspectives on the New Global South, Paul Amar, ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014.

June 20, starting at 12:00
University of Amsterdam, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Belle van Zuylenzaal
Register: mail Eloe Kingma at nica-fgw@uva.nl and be sure to mention your home university and program.