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    Edward Said and Authority: From Conrad to Orientalism and Beyond


    McCarthy, Conor (2020) Edward Said and Authority: From Conrad to Orientalism and Beyond. ariel: A Review of International English Literature, 51 (4). pp. 33-64. ISSN 1920-1222

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    Abstract

    This essay elucidates the nature and function of the concept of authority in Edward Said's Orientalism. The term first emerges in Beginnings, though Said formulates it more fully in Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography. This essay explains how Said arrives at the concept of authority and develops it via thinkers such as Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche, how the concept functions in Orientalism, and how it ramifies in later work, including Culture and Imperialism, Musical Elaborations, and The World, the Text, and the Critic. The essay concludes by suggesting that On Late Style offers a powerful autocritique of the concept at the end of Said's career.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: McCarthy, C. (2020). Edward Said and Authority: From Conrad to Orientalism and Beyond. ariel: A Review of International English Literature 51(4), 33-64. doi:10.1353/ari.2020.0027.
    Keywords: Said; authority; molestation; empire;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > English
    Item ID: 15943
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1353/ari.2020.0027
    Depositing User: Conor McCarthy
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2022 11:35
    Journal or Publication Title: ariel: A Review of International English Literature
    Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
    Refereed: Yes
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