Wolfgang-Iser-Lecture 2023

Prof. Dr. Homi K. Bhabha, Harvard University


Not All Each Day: The Infrastructures of Racial Life

Homi K. Bhabha has been a leading figure in colonial and postcolonial literary studies and theory since the 1990s and has developed a number of the field’s key concepts, such as hybridity, mimicry, the third space, and ambivalence. Born in Mumbai, India, and educated at the University of Bombay and the University of Oxford, Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the English and Comparative Literature Departments at Harvard University, where he also served as director of the Mahindra Humanities Center. Currently, he is leading a research project on the Global Humanities supported by the Volkswagen and Mellon Foundations, which has direct relevance for the topic of postcolonial infrastructures. Postcolonial infrastructures are also important for his book projects On Art, A Global Measure and The Right to Narrate. Bhabha will hold the annual Wolfgang Iser Lecture, co-sponsored by GAPS, on the night before the GAPS 2023 conference conference (17 May 2023). The Iser Lecture is open to the public and free of charge.

Datum: 17.05.2023