Motherland Palestine: Edward Said’s "Out of Place"

By Tanja Stampfl.

Published by The International Journal of Literary Humanities

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This paper highlights the central but ambiguous role of the mother in Edward Said’s memoir "Out of Place" and uses post-colonial feminist theory to investigate the idea of Motherland Palestine. The motherland this paper investigates is not the same as the Mother Nation, but rather an effort to re-create a history and culture that has been silenced and misunderstood. This motherland is at once a very local concept, tied to particular memories and places in time, but carries global implications and applications, especially in response to colonial and imperial oppression.

Keywords: Post-colonial Feminism, Critical Discourse, Edward Said

The International Journal of Literary Humanities, Volume 14, Issue 2, June 2016, pp.21-29. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 4, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 550.559KB)).

Dr. Tanja Stampfl

Assistant Professor and 2015–2018 Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery Chair of English, English Department, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX, USA