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Spatialized Ontologies: Toni Morrison's Science Fiction Traces in Gothic Spaces

Jerrilyn McGregory

in Gothic Science Fiction 1980–2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317071
eISBN:
9781846319785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317071.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a literary criticism of Toni Morrison's works in Gothic science fiction. It discusses the generic transformations in conjunction with the hybrid spaces in the amalgam of ... More


Reading as Listening: The Southern Folk Aesthetic

Madhu Dubey

in Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226167268
eISBN:
9780226167282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167282.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the ways in which the rural South works as a stimulant for the postmodern African–American literary imagination and the kinds of resolutions it yields to problems of urban ... More


African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

K. Zauditu-Selassie

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033280
eISBN:
9780813039060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033280.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Toni Morrison herself has long urged for organic critical readings of her works. This book delves into African spiritual traditions, explaining the meanings of African cosmology and epistemology as ... More


The Africanness of Classicism in the Work of Toni Morrison

Tessa Roynon

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

Building on recent scholarly interest in Toni Morrison's engagement with the classical tradition, this chapter demonstrates that her interest in the Africanness of classicism is a significant feature ... More


Suburb, Network, Homeland: National Space and the Rhetoric of Broadcasting

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the landscape of American broadcasting in the second half of the twentieth century evolved from a situation in which values of liberal independence acted as a front for the ... More


Enslaved Women’s Resistance and Survival Strategies in Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s “The Slave Mother: A Tale of the Ohio” and Toni Morrison’S <i>Beloved and Margaret Garner</i>

Kristine Yohe

in Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037900
eISBN:
9780252095160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037900.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines Frances Ellen Watkins Harper's 1857 poem “The Slave Mother: A Tale of the Ohio,” Toni Morrison's 1987 novel Beloved, and Morrison's 2004 libretto Margaret Garner. Through ... More


“And now she was different”: Sexuality and differentiation among Black Women in Quicksand, Passing, and Sula

Helena Michie

in Sororophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073874
eISBN:
9780199855223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073874.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

History and literature have been known to ascribe a blanket of sameness in the study of black communities and their issues. The chapter approaches the concept of dissimilarity within communities of ... More


New Directions for the Migration Narrative: Thoughts on Jazz

Farah Jasmine Griffin

in Who Set You Flowin?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088960
eISBN:
9780199855148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The chapter focuses on summarizing the points clarified in this book by reviewing a single migration narrative, Tomi Morrison's novel — Jazz. The literary form depicts the positive and negative ... More


Introduction: There’s a Little Wheel a Turnin’ in My Heart: Cultural Concentricities and Enduring Identities

K. Zauditu-Selassie

in African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033280
eISBN:
9780813039060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033280.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the African spiritual tradition contained in the novels of African American novelist Toni Morrison. This book aims to ... More


“Risking Sensuality”: Toni Morrison’s Erotics of Writing

Claudine Raynaud

in Black Intersectionalities: A Critique for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319389
eISBN:
9781781380901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319389.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Writing the erotic is what Morrison has been risking throughout her output since Sula (1973) through Beloved (1986), Jazz (1992), down to A Mercy (2008). The erotic is not a theme, but part and ... More


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