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AADS 4625 Seminar: Toni Morrison (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Through Toni Morrison's oeuvre, readers can explore a variety of North American cultural and historical preoccupations, particularly as interpreted through an African American purview. In this course we will explore thematic and artistic concerns that arise in Morrison's fiction and nonfiction and thus gain insight into the culture of the United States. The following themes shape this course: dominant cultural mores and their impact (The Bluest Eye); legacies of slavery (Beloved); culture as a sustaining force (Song of Solomon); women's responses to patriarchy (Sula); homogenizing impulses in dominant culture (Tar Baby); creation and use of culture (Jazz).


Instructor(s): Rhonda Frederick

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ENGL4625

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Last Updated: 11-Oct-16