I just want to drop a line about the readings for next week. After re-reading the introduction to Orientalism, I realized that it probably isn't necessary to read the entire chapter. Be sure to read up to page 14 or 15 -- after that, he goes into detail about his research methodology. While there are some interesting points in there, I don't think they are necessary for a general discussion on Orientalism. So please feel free to skim or to skip the second half of the introduction. If that saves you a little time, then the Willinsky chapter is well worth a close reading.
See you all next week.... and be sure to create your blogs and post the links.