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Global Morrison: Proceedings from the Global Morrison Conference, University of Greenwich, June 2017 and a Special Issue of Contemporary Women's Writing

Global Morrison: Proceedings from the Global Morrison Conference, University of Greenwich, June 2017 and a Special Issue of Contemporary Women's Writing

Baillie, Justine ORCID: 0000-0002-0056-9155 (ed.) (2017) Global Morrison: Proceedings from the Global Morrison Conference, University of Greenwich, June 2017 and a Special Issue of Contemporary Women's Writing. Oxford University Press. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The proposed special issue arises from a very successful two-day conference which took place at the University of Greenwich in June 2017. Rather than reiterate Morrison’s importance as an African-American writer, the proposed special issue, ‘Global Morrison’, sets out to analyse the transnational and diasporic dimensions of her work; investigate, problematise and renew the critical language of postcolonial/transnational studies through attention to the relationship between canonicity, gender and fundamentalisms in a post-9/11, post-Obama world; consider the as yet unexplored inter-textual relationship between Morrison’s work and the novels of West African writers such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, NoViolet Bulaweyo and Taiye Selasi. The complexities involved in translating Morrison’s work will also be investigated and there will be contributions exploring the reception of her fiction and criticism across the world, for example, in France, Japan, South Africa and the Caribbean.

Item Type: Edited Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diaspora; Women's Writing; African-American Literature; African Writing; Caribbean Writing; Contemporary Theory
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Literature, Language & Theatre
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018 15:20
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/18503

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