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Ambivalence and Security in the Anglo-American Empire: A Critical Dialogue with Professor Homi K. Bhabha

Gairola, R.K.ORCID: 0000-0002-1826-6339 and Ali, A. (2017) Ambivalence and Security in the Anglo-American Empire: A Critical Dialogue with Professor Homi K. Bhabha. Journal of Narrative Theory, 47 (1). pp. 143-162.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1353/jnt.2017.0005
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Abstract

We began this dialogue with Homi K. Bhabha accepting our invitation for an interview at the Mahindra Center for the Humanities at Harvard University on Friday, May 9, 2015. Bhabha is a theoretical pacesetter and rigorous scholar of Anglophone literature who requires little introduction. As the Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University, and the recipient of the 2016 Humboldt Research Award and the 2012 Padma Bushan Award for Literature and Education Studies from the Government of India, Bhabha has helped to create and subsequently shape critical theory for decades. His core concepts, like "mimicry" and "ambivalence" from The Location of Culture, have come to define post-colonial studies, particularly studies in the formation of the subject in imperialist discourse and its afterlife beneath the gaze of the "Janus-faced discourse of the nation" (3)…

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: Eastern Michigan University
Copyright: 2017 JNT
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/51960
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