Toni Morrison: A Teaching and Learning Resource Collection


This site contains resources related to the writings and career of Toni Morrison (1931-2019), perhaps the most important American novelist of the 20th century. The goal is to present materials on this Nobel-prize winning African American author that will be helpful to students, researchers, teachers, and the general public. Among other things, we are presenting overviews of Morrison's fiction and nonfiction writing, annotated overviews of criticism on Morrison's work, reception histories for her works, and original critical and contextual research that will add to available knowledge on Morrison. 

The present plan is to combine materials authored by the site editor, Amardeep Singh (a professor of English at Lehigh University), with student-contributed materials. Over the summer of 2021, Daniel Rosler, a Ph.D. student at Lehigh University, made substantial contributions to the site as a Graduate Research Assistant (see especially Reception Histories and Critical Overviews). All student-contributed materials will be credited to the authors themselves, though essays may contain edits by the site editor. 

Funding support for this project was provided by Lehigh University's Humanities Lab, which is in turn funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation. 

Some planned materials include: Historical reference points, artifacts, and events that are important to understanding Toni Morrison’s novels. Examples might include: 

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