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Global Morrison: Toni Morrison and the Transnation

Global Morrison: Toni Morrison and the Transnation

Baillie, Justine ORCID: 0000-0002-0056-9155 (2017) Global Morrison: Toni Morrison and the Transnation. In: Global Morrison: An International Conference, 27-28 June 2017, University of Greenwich, London. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Toni Morrison’s articulations of race, slavery, gender and history have secured her place within the literary canon and garnered extensive comment in contemporary criticism. Less evident are examinations of Morrison’s fiction and essays that emanate from global, transnational and diasporic perspectives and allow for an understanding of her engagement with global movements of peoples, Black Atlantic cultures and emerging postcolonial interest in ecocriticism, universalism and cosmopolitanism. In this keynote address I suggest a theoretical framework for reading Morrison's work within global and transnational literary contexts.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Keynote)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Globalisation, Diaspora theory, Feminism, African and African-American Writing
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Literature, Language & Theatre
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 14:10
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/18009

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