Edward Said/Mahmoud Darwish: Contrapuntal Implications

The Department of Near Eastern and African Studies is happy to invite you to a lecture entitled “EDWARD SAID/MAHMOUD DARWISH: CONTRAPUNTAL IMPLICATIONS” by renowned Syrican literary critic Subhí al-Hadídí.

Both friends for decades, and fellow Palestinian exiles, Edward W. Said and Mahmoud Darwish had many points of agreement, but also a few disagreements. Far from being discrepancies in their general vision as to how exile has framed their lives and works, those divergences were rather some sort of interesting ‘contrapuntal implications’: Art and Poetry for Darwish, Theory and Criticism for Said.
In a 1994 essay, written by Said and published in Grand Street under the title “On Mahmoud Darwish”; and in a 2004 poem, titled طباق (Contrapuntal), Darwish wrote in Said’s honor after his death; the two express several aspects of a certain dialectics of agreement/disagreement.

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9. 3. 2016 18:00 - 20:00
Department of Near Eastern and African Studies,Celetná 20, Room 238 (2nd floor))
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