Spring 2015 : African American Studies 153C Novels of Toni Morrison
- TTh 12:30–2pm
- Darieck Scott
- 118 Barrows
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: Morrison’s 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 theorization of the politics of race, gender and sexuality in everyday social life; her contribution to the renaissance of black women’s writing (and African American literature in general) in the 1980s and 1990s; the techniques of magic realism; the influence of feminism and the Black Power/Black Arts Movement in her representational strategies.
The Bluest Eye Sula Song of Solomon Tar Baby Beloved
The Dancing Mind
Playing in the Dark