Associate 1998-99

David Prochaska


Orientalism After Orientalism

Orientalism After Orientalism explicates a number of approaches for writing orientalism after Edward Said’s Orientalism; it addresses two main tendencies or lacunae in the field generally. First, where orientalism has been more often theorized than historicized, Professor Prochaska’s aim is to root orientalism in its specific historical, political, and cultural contexts; second, where the field has privileged textual analysis over the analysis of visual culture, his aim is to delineate specific strategies for incorporating visual analysis into orientalism.