Slavs and Tatars
I UTTER OTHER
8th December (Thursday), at 6:00 PM
Institute of Polish Culture in Warsaw
I UTTER OTHER is the second of three planned performative lectures by Slavs and Tatars, presented on the occasion of the program of events accompanying the exhibition “Mouth to Mouth”.
I Utter Other
What does it mean for one east to look to and at another one? Can the romanticized romanticize? From Poles in the service of the Tsar to Persian Presbyterians, “I Utter Other” looks at the curious case of Slavic Orientalism in the Russian Empire and early USSR as well as its German origins. Offering a crucial counterpoint to the received wisdom of Saidian Orientalism, the study of the East in the East complicates notions of identity politics, knowledge in the service of power, and the secularization of scholarship for a coherent post-‐colonial critique some 60 years avant la lettre.