ONLINE CLASS: Magical Realism, the Gothic, and Historiography in Toni Morrison’s Twentieth-Century Trilogy (2108)

Four Saturdays: February 6, 13, 20, 27, from noon to 2 p.m.

Price: 
$120 (10% off for members)

Having established herself as a renowned and formidable American writer with winning the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction in 1978, Toni Morrison spends the last two decades of the twentieth century creating novels that challenge conventional narrative structure and use polyphony in carefully crafted and layered stories about slavery, loss, memory, love, and utopia.

In this class, we will read and discuss the books that constitute Morrison’s trilogy: Beloved (1987), Jazz (1992) and Paradise (1998) and examine the intrigue that the global literary community had with Morrison’s writings, which garner her the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. We will also grabble with the “difficulty” in reading these novels and the contributions that Morrison’s works make to the American literary canon.

Four Saturdays: February 6, 13, 20, 27, from noon to 2 p.m. Online Class.

 

Required Texts:

Beloved, Toni Morrison (9781400033416)
Jazz, Toni Morrison (9781400076215)
Paradise, Toni Morrison (9780804169882)

Recommended Text:

The Cambridge Introduction to Toni Morrison, Tessa Roynon (9780521177221)

Michele L. Simms-Burton, PhD is a former tenured university professor and founding board member of the Toni Morrison Society. Her writings have appeared in The Crisis Magazine, DownBeat, D.C. Metro Theater Arts, Auburn Avenue, and San Francisco Chronicle. She has lectured globally on African American culture.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

$120.00
SKU: 9787000008489
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Beloved (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Jazz (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781400076215
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Paradise (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804169882
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Published: Vintage - March 11th, 2014

The Cambridge Introduction to Toni Morrison (Cambridge Introductions to Literature) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780521177221
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Published: Cambridge University Press - December 31st, 2012