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Durham University

Department of English Studies


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Publication details for Dr Jennifer Terry

Terry, J. (2005). Reading Toni Morrison Critically. Literature Compass 2(AM 147): 1-9.

Author(s) from Durham


This article offers an overview of the contemporary novelist Toni Morrison's literary career and of the critical response to her fiction. It also considers recent shifts in American and African American studies that allow for intersections with postcolonial studies and transatlanticist approaches. Finally, questions are raised regarding future directions in our reading of black U.S. literature.


Commissioned by Guy Reynolds and Shirley Samuels.

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