Fall 2023

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

Faculty

Carol Y. Bailey (Section 01)

Description

(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.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
A Mercy 2009 Morrison, Toni Comment: Amherst Books TBD
Beloved 2004 Morrison, Toni Comment: Amherst Books TBD
The Bluest Eye 2000 Morrison, Toni Comment: Amherst Books TBD
God Help the Child 2015 Morrison, Toni Comment: Amherst Books TBD
Home 2012 Morrison, Toni Comment: Amherst Books TBD
Jazz 2004 Morrison, Toni Comment: Amherst Books TBD
Playing in the Dark:Whiteness and Literary Imagination 1992 Morrison, Toni Comment: Amherst Books TBD
Song of Solomon 1977 Morrison, Toni Comment: Amherst Books TBD
Ethics and Aesthetics in Toni Morrison's Fiction 2018 Palladino, Mariangela Comment: Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.

Offerings

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