Fall 2022

Toni Morrison-Multi-Genre Exploration

Listed in: Black Studies, as BLST-339  |  English, as ENGL-361  |  Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-338


Carol Y. Bailey (Section 01)


(Offered as BLST 339[US], SWAG 338, ENGL 361) This course examines a significant portion of Toni Morrison’s body of work. Taking a primarily thematic approach, we will read several novels, essays, and other writings by Morrison. Our readings will also include critical reception of, and the wide-ranging scholarly reflections on Morrison’s work and her contribution to American and Black Diasporic literatures. Assignments will include: oral presentations, essays, and a research project.

Limited to 15 students. Fall semester. Professor Carol Bailey.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority to black studies, english, SWAG majors

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: an emphasis on written work, readings, critical analysis, close reading independent research, oral presentations, group work.


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2022, Fall 2023