Gender as the UnSaid

Exploring the Interstices in Edward Said’s Orientalism


  • Chantal Zabus University Sorbonne Paris Nord, France



Edward Said, gender, orientalism, sexuality


This article explores the textual and geographical interstices in Edward Said’s foundational text, Orientalism (1978; “Afterword” 1995) as well as some aspects of the post-Orientalist legacy. By focusing on the representation of women, sexual dissidents and gender outlaws as part of the “UnSaid,” I aim to demonstrate that these interstitial spaces dissolve the Saidian East/West binaries.


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How to Cite

Zabus, C. (2022). Gender as the UnSaid: Exploring the Interstices in Edward Said’s Orientalism. Acta Neophilologica, 55(1-2), 209–222.