Robert M. Gay Memorial Lecture

  • Apr 25, 2024
  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Main College Building, Room A-152.
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Homi K. Bhabha

Professor Homi Bhabha will read sections of his texts, touching on timely themes of critical theory, displacement, postcolonial theory, and identity. This event takes place on Thursday, April 25, 5-7 pm at Simmons University's Main College Building in room A-152.

This event is part of the Literature & Writing Department's annual Robert M. Gay Memorial lecture series. Dr. Bhabha will engage in a moderated discussion with Literature & Writing Professors Patrick Sylvain and Sheldon George with audience Q&A to follow. The event is free to attend, in-person and online.

This event will also include a book signing of various texts by Dr Bhabha. Copies of his books will be available for purchase.

Hosted by The Department of Literature & Writing and Ifill College.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Homi K Bhabha

Homi K. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. At Harvard, he served as the director of the Humanities Center, founding director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, and in the inaugural position of Senior Advisor to the President and Provost. He is the author of numerous works exploring postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, cultural change and power, contemporary art, and cosmopolitanism. His works include The Location of Culture, the edited volume Nation and Narration, and forewords to Frantz Fanon's major works. Bhabha has also written articles on contemporary art for Artforum and exhibition catalogues. He is a Corresponding Fellow at The British Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and Critic-in-Residence at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He holds honorary degrees from Université Paris 8, University College London, Freie Universität Berlin, and Stellenbosch University.

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