BLST 054. Toni Morrison
A beloved teacher, mentor, and public intellectual, Toni Morrison was the last American
to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. She produced a body of work that has transformed
and revolutionized modern letters, literary and cultural criticism, socio-political
discourse, and the ways in which we perceive and comprehend black life.
This seminar examines key texts in the Morrison canon. It focuses on the ways in which each of
her remarkable works of fiction interrogate and reconceptualize the past and imagine future
possibilities. It examines as well the richness of love and intimacy, the roots of self-fashioning ,
and the power of mobility and creativity.
Students wishing to participate in this twelve-person seminar should complete this very
brief form as well as pre-registering for the course.
Eligible for BLST
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