Akademie-Forum: Andrew Rubin
Edward Said and Hannah Arendt Side by Side: Orientalism as anti-Semitism
- Lectures & Seminars
Prof. Dr. Roni Mann
Andrew Rubin invites us to consider how the writings of two of the 20th century’s most formidable intellectual exiles, Edward Said and Hannah Arendt, challenge us to rethink the shared roots of modern European anti-Semitism and Orientalism. By thinking through their experiences of exile and dispossession together, Rubin explores how a comparative perspective of their lives and writings may very well give us a fuller understanding of the ways in which Jews and Palestinians belong to the same stream of human history.
Andrew Rubin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1969. In 2002, he received his Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University under the supervision of Edward Said. The co-editor of The Selected Works of Edward Said. 1966 –2006 as well as a book on Theodor W. Adorno, Rubin is the author of Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War, which received a Lannan award for Literary Non-Fiction in 2014. He is currently writing a manuscript on the representations of exile and dispossession in works of Hannah Arendt and Edward Said. He lives in Washington, D.C.