Today, we’ll be reading Hommi Bhabha’s essay “Of Mimicry and Man: The Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse”, which was originally printed in The MIT Press and was later reprinted in Bhabha’s book The Location of Culture. A well-known postcolonial scholar, Bhabha’s work is also informed by psychoanalysis, history, and other humanities disciplines, making his writing loaded with external references. This can make reading Bhabha exceptionally difficult, so remember to use Google and the library resources to your advantage!

The essay can be found online through our Course Reserves.