research product . Other ORP type . 2020

Re-centering the History of the Americas: Toni Morrison’s Beloved and A Mercy

Šesnić, Jelena;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2020
  • Country: Croatia
Abstract
This article discusses the status of Toni Morrison as an American writer who consistently foregrounded African American history and experience and acted during her long career as a public intellectual. Morrison’s writerly agenda has been to delve into the epistemological origin of constructions such as race and blackness, placed in the context of their historical manifestation, such as transatlantic slavery as manifested in Morrison’s two most striking historical novels, Beloved (1987) and A Mercy (2008). Writing slavery, as a way to re-write the United States’ history and probe its dark spaces, places Morrison’s texts in a long line of nineteenth-century slave ...
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free text keywords: HUMANISTIČKE ZNANOSTI. Interdisciplinarne humanističke znanosti., HUMANISTIC SCIENCES. Interdisciplinary Humanistic Studies., the historical novel, the neo-slave novel, transatlantic slavery, Toni Morrison, memory, history
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