Faculty, activists explain how they rewrite the “master narrative” following Toni Morrison documentary screening
In 1998, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice banned Toni Morrison’s novel “Paradise” from state prisons for fear that it “might incite a riot.” Recalling this incident almost 20 years later, Morrison chuckled: “How powerful is that? I could tear up the whole place!”...
I first read Toni Morrison because Song of Solomon is my Auntie Dawn’s favorite book. Auntie Dawn has always been a beloved constant in my life: When I learned to walk, the two places I always tried to toddle off to were the fish and chip shop up the road and her house two streets down. So of course, when she mentioned the novel, I had to read it. Around the age of 17, I stumbled across a copy in the library and borrowed it....
To the editor,
The updated Literature Humanities syllabus was just released, and on it came several changes that were rumored to be in the works earlier this year, both in official Core revisions and amongst the Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board. Toni Morrison's "Song of Solomon" was added and is slotted to round out the year following Virginia Woolf. Also added to the syllabus is Milton's "Paradise Lost," Sappho's "Lyrics," Euripides' "The Bacchae," and the return of Bocaccio's "The Decameron."...