In his scholarship, Edward Said drew upon the concept of counterpoint in the contexts of music and literature. He also connected this notion to exile, linking it to experiences of place and memory. In his talk Counterpoint, Dissent, Exile, and the Palestinian Intellectual, Sa’ed Atshan will explore conceptions of the Palestinian intellectual as they relate to counterpoint, dissent vis-à-vis political regimes, and exile, while drawing upon the legacy of Said, the work of Hanan Ashrawi in Palestine, and his personal experience as a Palestinian academic in the United States.
Conversation in English. Simultaneous German translation will be available, with headphones provided. A valid photo ID (or alternatively €50) must be presented as security deposit.