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ENG 360 Studies in Multicultural/National Literatures

Toni Morrison and the African American Novel

This course is about one thing, reading Toni Morrison’s novels and her literary essays. In the process, we will explore the features of what Morrison calls the African American novel. We will also come to see and understand Morrison’s mastery of craft and subject in the production of amazing stories that speak the “truth in timbre.” The goals are to read, learn and grow in your understanding of the possibilities and limitations of rendering a people’s lived experience in language.

Prerequisite: One English Literature course, taken at Wabash. 

Credits: 1