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AVReQ Welcomes Professor Homi Bhabha to Stellenbosch
Start: 11/03/2024, 12:00
End: 15/03/2024, 16:00
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Location: AVReQ

AVReQ (Centre for the Study of the Afterlife of Violence and the Reparative Quest) is delighted to announce the forthcoming visit of Professor Homi K. Bhabha to Stellenbosch, South Africa, from the 11th to the 17th of March 2024. We are honoured to welcome back this world-renowned scholar to our university after many years.

Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Director of AVReQ, expresses her utmost delight in hosting Professor Bhabha once again in our community. She extends her warmest welcome to him, acknowledging his invaluable contributions to academia and his dedication to exploring postcolonial theory, cultural change, and power dynamics. Professor Bhabha's presence enriches academic environments, offering a unique opportunity for engagement and intellectual growth.

During his visit, Professor Bhabha will engage with various stakeholders, including postgraduate students, emerging and senior academics, and other members of the university community. We are particularly excited to announce three public events where Professor Bhabha will share his insights and expertise:

  1. Theory 101 Series - Demystifying Fanon: The Fact of Blackness in the Contemporary (Tuesday 12 March 2024)
  2. Fanon In the Moment? A Critical Workshop with Homi Bhabha (Wednesday 13 March 2024)
  3. The Surrealism of Fanon: Montage and Social Dialogue. Homi Bhabha in Conversation with William Kentridge (Thursday 14 March 2024)

These events promise to be enlightening and thought-provoking, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to engage with Professor Bhabha's groundbreaking work.

Professor Homi K. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He has received numerous awards and distinguished honorary professorships, including the prestigious Padma Bhushan award from the Republic of India. Professor Bhabha's seminal work, "Location of Culture," has been translated into seven languages and is considered a classic in the field of postcolonial studies.

In addition to Professor Bhabha's visit, we are pleased to announce the return of South African artist William Kentridge to Stellenbosch. Known for his interdisciplinary approach to art, Kentridge's work encompasses history, literature, politics, and science. His collaborations across artistic mediums have garnered international acclaim, with his original stage productions captivating audiences around the world.

Join us in welcoming Professor Homi Bhabha and William Kentridge back to Stellenbosch for what promises to be a week of intellectual exchange, artistic exploration, and meaningful dialogue. We look forward to your participation in these enriching events.

For more information and to RSVP for the public events, please click HERE