Said, Edward W., 1935-2003

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Edward Said (b. Nov. 1, 1935 Jerusalem, Palestine-d. Sept. 24, 2003, New York City, NY) grew up in Palestine and Egypt and relocated to the United States to attend high school. He graduated from Princeton University (BA, 1957) and Harvard University (MA, 1960; PhD, 1964). In 1963, Said joined the Comparative Literature department of Columbia University and also taught at Harvard, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and Yale. While an English professor, Said became an established cultural critic with the book Orientalism (1978). He was also an accomplished pianist; in 2004 Birzeit University, Palestine, renamed their music school the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.
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referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
referencedIn Sonnenberg, Ben. Ben Sonnenberg papers, 1956-2001. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Grand Street Publications, Inc. records, 1981-2004. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Guide to the Daily Worker and Daily World Photographs Collection, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Wellek Library Lectures Bibliographic Database entry for Edward Said University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Harry Levin papers Houghton Library
referencedIn Guide to the Critical Theory Institute Records, University of California, Irvine University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Robert Elliott Papers, 1946 - 1981 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn Princeton University. Graduate School. The Gauss Seminars In Criticism records, 1949-1981. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Ben Sonnenberg Papers, 1956-2010 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Elliott, Robert C., 1914-1981. Papers, 1946-1981. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn GELLNER, Professor Ernest Andr, 1925-1995, philosopher and social anthropologist, [1946]-1996 British library of political and economic science
creatorOf Bound signature books for citations for recipients fo honours given at Convocation, 1994-1999. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
referencedIn William Empson papers Houghton Library
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associatedWith Bhabha, Homi K., 1949- person
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associatedWith Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944- person
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associatedWith Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty, 1942- person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
New York NY US
New York NY US
Jerusalem 06 IL
Comparative literature
English literature
College teachers


Birth 1935-11-01

Death 2003-09-24






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