Edward Said and Jacques Derrida: Reconstellating Humanism and the Global Hybrid
Edward Said and Jacques Derrida: Reconstellating Humanism and the Global Hybrid features essays that invoke Said and Derrida’s intellectually rigorous examination of humanism in their works; yet by shifting Said and Derrida out of their contexts—by dis-engaging them from their respective habitats of postcolonial studies and deconstruction—and by placing them in each other’s company, the collection reconstellates those traces of their works that open the question of ethics, criticism, and the political in order to reconsider the status of the human subject in the global moment.
These fourteen interdisciplinary essays by leading international scholars address present social change and political questions and analyze humanism from the perspectives of literature, theory, history, gender studies, and art in view of the intellectual impact of Said and Derrida on contemporary philosophy. In rethinking the question of humanism, these essays pursue the analysis of pivotal concepts that are theoretically and politically imperative in the global age such as the "human subject", "hybridity", "community", "philology", "secularism", "planetary humanism", "ethical antihumanism", "inhabitancy", "exceptionalism", "utopia", and others.
Karavanta, Mina and Morgan, Nina, "Edward Said and Jacques Derrida: Reconstellating Humanism and the Global Hybrid" (2008). Faculty Publications. 46.