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Kiefer Super helpful! Dear Amardeep Thank you for your blog. Hey, your text proved to be very helpful indeed. I'm in my final year MA in Western Literature thanks! Very helpful. Succint and knowledgable, good examples too. Will help my essay no end : Cheers, Jon F. Thanks, it helped in giving me a background on Orientalism that will help me write my essay for Post-colonialism and the Indian English novel.
Keya Bombay. Anytime anyone tries to shoehorn history into a "correct" reading of modern politics, they are wrong. Said makes the same errors as Marx, and Ayn Rand, although not as entertainingly. Run away, run away. Eurocentric or Americentric history students could try Glubb Pasha Sir John Bagot Glubb for an honest if personal and politically incorrect attempt at a middle east history from a participant and observer, then range out from there.
Better an honestly prejudiced writer than a phoney "historian.
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This was by far the most comprehensive and logical info on Edward Said and Orientalism I could find! Thanks again. Hi Amar Deep! THis Artilce contains really very helpful material.. I got almost all material A English G. University Fsd. Great insight s, I appreciate your information and the many comments. With Best Regards, Kristine Simon. I'm a third year english literature and History student at Trinity College Dublin and this is my second essay on Said's 'Orientalism'.
I done my first one on my english course in critical and cultural theory and the one i'm doing now is for 'historiography' on my history course. Your work was very helpful. Sophomore studying pre-med at arizona university. Used your site for a music course called Arab and Asian music to write a paper about the effects that colonialism and tourism have had on the music of Egypt, Bali, and China. Good site. Dear Mr. Singh, This post on Said's orientalism is a highly praise-worthy effort of yours, and extremely useful for teachers as well as students.
Clear and informative work. I was assigned this reading for an upper level english literature course on post-colonialism at the University of Redlands, CA.
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English Philology student in the University of Barcelona researching for an essay on Postcolonial Literature. Hey It's Ghada. I'm an english literature student. Orientalism is chosen to this month in our reading club. Thank u 4 all the given info ab it. We just watched The Sheik and are using the article for background information for the time period.
They've read the intro to Orientalism, but I think this will help make it clearer to them, so thanks! This essay was apart of an assignment in my english composition course at Southern Maine Comunity College. The Unit is on "Self and the Other" and we do quite a bit of postcolonial studies, Fanon Othello and others. Thanks for the post. This was a really great summary of Said's Orientalism.
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Thanks a lot! Thanks for this, Amardeep. I'm linking to this for the courseblog of my Swift and Literary Studies class at the University of Houston. We had a Said segment on Orientalism and his Swift essays. Best, Dave Mazella. Very helpful, writing an essay on Romantic era Orientalism in relation to Said's book of same name. I'm an English literature student in Mexico and I had to read 'From the Introduction to Orientalism' for one of my classes. This helped me a lot!! Thank YOU!!