Abstract

Abstract:

The famous postcolonial literary critic Edward W. Said has become a symbol of academic activism. Yet Said was militantly opposed to professors who engaged in political advocacy in the classroom. This essay explores the apparent contradiction by examining a previously unpublished paper by Said on the relationship between politics and literature. I compare Said's arguments against political advocacy in the classroom to the ideas of Stanley Fish and Max Weber on academic freedom and responsibility.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-329X
Print ISSN
0190-0013
Pages
pp. 380-394
Launched on MUSE
2020-12-16
Open Access
No
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