Hybrid literature, hybrid agency: the status of the literary text in Edward Said’s cultural analysis

01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
    • Art studies and sciences
cultural analysis literary theory postcolonialism Edward Said
Project description

Abstract (max. 60 woorden): This project investigates the status of literary texts and its implications on the conceptualization of agency in Edward Said’s criticism. By submitting Said’s contrapuntal approach to a close rhetorical reading, this project analyzes the incorporation and application of the intertexts Said draws upon and their foundational influence on the status of literature and the correlating view on agency.