Edward Said

professor of literature and a public intellectual

Edward Wadie Said (1935-2003) was a Palestinian academic. He came up with the theory of Orientalism (1978) and wrote the book Culture and Imperialism (1993).

Early LifeEdit

Edward Wadie Said was born on 1 November 1935, son of Hilda Said and Wadie Said. He was born during the time the British ruled over Palestine. He was raised as a Christian Palestinian, though he would later become agnostic. He was trained as a pianist, though this was not the main focus of his career. [1][2]

EducationEdit

Said attended St George's School, which is a British boys' school in East Jersualem. He would later study in Victoria College, Alexandria, before moving to the US. He graduated from Princeton University in 1957. He completed his Masters and PhD at Harvard University.[3]

CareerEdit

Said published Orientalism in 1978, and Culture and Imperialism in 1993. He was a leading founder of a field of academic study known as Postcolonial Studies.

DeathEdit

Said died on 24 September 2003. The cause of his death was leukaemia.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. The dictionary of modern American philosophers. John R. Shook, Richard T. Hull. Bristol, England: Thoemmes Continuum. 2005. ISBN 978-1-84972-358-9. OCLC 276357640.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. "Edward Said: the man and his music". openDemocracy. Retrieved 2022-03-17.
  3. Nast, Condé (2021-04-14). "The Reorientations of Edward Said". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2022-03-17.
  4. The dictionary of modern American philosophers. John R. Shook, Richard T. Hull. Bristol, England: Thoemmes Continuum. 2005. ISBN 978-1-84972-358-9. OCLC 276357640.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)