• Spring 2014 : African American Studies 153C Novels of Toni Morrison

    • TuTh 1230-2P
    • SCOTT, D
    • 118 Barrows
    • 3

    We will closely read six of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison’s novels, as well as some of her public addresses, considering the works in relation to:  her interest in creating what she calls “village literature” and in writing literature that does “trope work” that intervenes in American representations of blackness and racial identity; her contribution to the renaissance of black women’s writing (and African American literature in general) in the 1980s and 1990s; the techniques of so-called magic realism; the influence of feminism and the Black Power/Black Arts Movement in her representational strategies.