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Andrew N Rubin

Andrew N Rubin

Andrew N Rubin

Adjunct Faculty

Postcolonial Studies, Critical Theory, Twentieth century Anglophone literature, Holocaust and Arab Studies, Transnational Modernism.

Andrew N. Rubin received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2002, and is the author most recently of Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War, published by Princeton University Press in 2012.  Along with Moustafa Bayoumi, he is the co-editor of The Edward Said Reader, and the co-editor Adorno: A Critical Reader. He has written on the subject of culture and politics for publications including the South Atlantic Quarterly, History of the Present, The New Statesman, The Nation, Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, The Journal of Palestine Studies, Arab Studies Quarterly, and Al-Ahram.  Rubin’s current manuscript examines the shared origins of European anti-Semitism and Orientalism by bringing together works of Hannah Arendt, Edward Said, and Theodor Adorno in the context of their exile in America.  In 2013, he was awarded a Lannan Fellowship for Archives of Authority. He is currently editing The Selected Works of Edward Said to be published by Vintage in 2018. From 2002 to 2013, he taught at Georgetown University. 

Current Research

Rubin’s current manuscript examines the shared origins of European anti-Semitism and Orientalism by bringing together works of Hannah Arendt, Edward Said, Theodor Adorno, and their exile in America. 

He is co-editing the Selected Works of Edward Said to be published by Vintage in 2018.

Selected Publications

  • Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War (Princeton University Press, 2012)
  • The Selected Works of Edward Said (Vintage, forthcoming in 2018).
  • Adorno: A Critical Reader (Blackwell, 2002)
  • The Edward Said Reader (Vintage, 2000).

Expanded Publication List

“Orientalism and the History of Western Anti-Semitism: The Coming End of an American Taboo.” History of the Present, Vol. V, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 95–108.

“Orwell and the Diction of War: Language, Rhetoric, and the Linguistic Properties of Violence.” Georgetown Journal of Foreign Affairs 13.2 (Winter/Spring, 2012): 7-14.

“Orwell and the Globalization of Literature.” Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics 28 (2008): 75–101.

“Foreword.” In Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography, by Edward W. Said. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008. i–xii.

Grants and Fellowships

Lannan Fellowship, 2013-2016

Lafferty Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, Georgetown University, 2007

The Edward Said Reader chosen as Notable Book of 2000 by New York Times

Education

B.A. Brown University, 1992

MA, University of Sussex, 1993

MA, Columbia University, 1995

Ph.D, Columbia University, 2002

 

Recent Presentations

Nineteen Eighty-Four and the Twenty-First Century,” Smithsonian Museum Lecture Series, July 19, 2017

“Orientalism, anti-Semitism, and the Question of Europe.” University of North Texas, April 2016.

“Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and the Question of Europe.” American Comparative Literature Association, University of Utrecht, July 2017.

“Orientalism, Philology, and Weltkultur?” Society for the Study of the Novel, The Novel in or Against World Literature, University of Pittsburgh, May 2016.

“Thinking through Catastrophe: Orientalism, European anti-Semitism, and the Responsibility of Comparative Literature.” American Comparative Literature Association, Harvard University, March 2016.

“Philology in Exile: Orientalism, Western Anti-Semitism, and Auerbach’s Figura.” Seminar on Mimesis. American Comparative Literature Association, University of Washington, March 2015.