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Spring 2018-2019
AAS 555   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Toni Morrison: Texts and Contexts

Imani Perry

This course provides a critical overview of the writings of Toni Morrison. Close reading, cultural analysis, intertextuality, social theory and the African American literary tradition are emphasized.

Sample reading list:
Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon
Toni Morrison, Beloved
Toni Morrison, A Mercy
Toni Morrison, Love
Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students are expected to read a novel each week in addition to a critical essay on the novel. Each week at least one student guides a discussion that begins with a historical and cultural analysis of the period in which the work covers and the period in which it was published.

Requirements/Grading:
Papers - 50%
Oral Presentation(s) - 50%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42304 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Stanhope Hall   101   Enrolled:6 Limit:15