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Events Guide: Lecture by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (and Edward Said Book Launch)

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Halifax, NS – Flemming Lecture Series is pleased to announce its upcoming lecture by post-colonial theorist and activist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak of Columbia University. The title of her presentation is “Reading Orientalism” and she will discuss Edward Said’s seminal volume on this topic. The event will be followed by the launch of the book “Edward Said: A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation” edited by Dalhousie University alumni Adel iskandar and Hakem Rustom.

Said’s theory of “Orientalism” strongly influenced the concept of imagined geographies (Wikipedia); these being geographies of ‘other regions or societies’ that have been popularly constructed for political means. In this view plane, all landscapes are seen as being imagined – there is no ‘real’ geography. So, let’s deconstruct, what would Atlantic cities reveal if we cracked the urban core at its se[e]ms?

Learn more about seeing, and understanding why, imaginary geographies are constructed, likely indirectly, through Spivaks’ discussion on “Orientalism” at this not to be missed lecture tonight – Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 7pm.

WHAT: Lecture by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
WHEN: Thursday, January 20 · 7:00pm – 10:30pm
WHERE: New Academic Building, 6350 Coburg Rd., King’s College, Halifax, NS

Hosted by: CSP, EMSP, HOST, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, and Department of English, MSVU.

For additional information, please visit King’s Colleges website.