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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 334–349.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Courtney R. Baker Abstract This essay examines women’s literary mourning as expressed in the trope of lashing in Toni Morrison’s 2008 novel A Mercy . Structural ties, bonds, and lashes grant affective bonds in A Mercy a dangerous and sometimes lethal edge. This essay examines the fraught bonding...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Sam Vásquez Abstract Despite striking similarities in their work and increased attention to the transnational Americas, there are few detailed comparisons between writers such as Toni Morrison (the most lauded African American female author of the twentieth century), and Jamaica Kincaid (the most...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 28–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Cassandra Fetters Abstract Taking feminist relational psychoanalyst Jessica Benjamin's ideas of “mutual recognition” as foundation, and studying the female relationships—mothers and daughters and friends—in Toni Morrison's Sula, I trace the complexities of the psychological development of Nel...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 187–217.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Kevin Everod Quashie Copyright © 2001 by Wesleyan University Press 2001 ESSAY The OtherDancerAs Self Girlfriend Selfhood in Toni Morrison's Sula and Alice Walker's TheColorPurple KEVIN EVEROD QUASHIE Near the end of Toni Morrison's Beloved,Paul D returns to find Sethe in bed, exhausted...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 40–67.
Published: 01 March 2004
... humanimaginationbecametryingto achieveit. -Reverend Misner,in ToniMorrison'Ps aradise In 1998, the Directors' Review Committee of the Texas prison system banned Toni Morrison's Paradisefrom Texas prisons. According to the Review Committee, Morrison's novel contains "information of a racial nature" that "a reasonable person...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Paula J. Giddings Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 PAULA J.GIDDINGS Editor'sIntroduction This volume of Meridiansis rich with literature and politics. Lucille Clifton, Toni Morrison, Jamaica Kincaid, Martha Southgate, Dionne Brand, and Ralph Ellison are all subjects of critical essays...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 116–122.
Published: 01 March 2008
... intellectuals whose work has been the saving of our spiritual, intellectual, and cultural lives. Their work has made possible Oprah's success and Toni Morrison's Nobel Prize. The work of these women has been the discovery and publication oflost works of other black women. It has been the founding of black...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 307–316.
Published: 01 October 2022
... on Contestation. In Toni Morrison’s ([1977] 2004 ) novel Song of Solomon , Pilate and her daughter Reba attend the funeral of Reba’s daughter Hagar. Pilate begins to shout during the service, “Mercy . . . I want Mercy!” And soon after: ‘“Mercy?’ Now she was asking a question, ‘Mercy?’” Morrison continues...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 March 2016
... as embodying and/or providing access to unrecorded portions of the African diasporic past. The ghost as embodiment of the past is visible in works such as Toni Morrison's Beloved (1987) to which At the Full has been compared and is akin to what Hart man describes in Lose Your Mother as the kosanba...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2016
... that the support of their female peers was invaluable to their ability to cope with the hardships that they confronted. Friendship-with-complications is the subject of "The Continual Search for Sisterhood: Narcissism, Projection, and Intersubjective Disruptions in Toni Morrison's Sula and Feminist Communities...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Frontera: The New Mestiza . Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press . Baldwin James . 1955 . Notes from a Native Son . New York : Beacon Press . Bennet Juda . 2015 . Toni Morrison and the Queer Pleasure of Ghosts . Albany : SUNY Press . Bersani Leo . 2010...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2014
... are present in Brand's text, which is populated instead by accounts of journeys (her own and those of others), a tight focus on her adulthood as an author and, most unexpectedly, a trove of archival material. In addition to references to her contemporaries such as Toni Morrison, Derek Walcott, V.S. Naipaul...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): ix–xii.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Quashie's intriguing proposals about girlfriend selfhood-"the struggle of girlfriend selfhood is to achieve radical self-possession"-suggests to me that many readers will return to their Toni Morrison and Alice Walker novels with a fresh eye. Poetry is inevitably an intermingling of nurture, argument...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 80–86.
Published: 01 March 2004
.... But this new one was not a tiny hole-a flash of steel-or a small dragon hidden easily beneath my pants. "Like any artist with no art form, she became dangerous." Toni Morrison's words wrapped themselves, unforgiving, around the left side of my body. I knew I would have to wear a long shirt. The mint scent...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 117–141.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Cannon, bell hooks, Aida Hurtado, Toni Morrison, and Chandra Talpade Mohanty. These writers struggle to contest such narratives through a double-voiced discourse that stands in opposition to white double-voiced discourse. These theorists and writers use a dualist discourse not to deny racial difference...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 480–505.
Published: 01 October 2022
... Contract . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press . Morgan Jennifer . 2018 . “ Partus sequitur ventrem: Law, Race, and Reproduction in Colonial Slavery .” Small Axe 22 , no. 1 : 1 – 17 . Morrison Toni . 1988 . “ Unspeakable Things Unspoken: The Afro-American Presence...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 114–139.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of writing FreeEnterpriseC, liff explains again that her project is "like Toni Morrison's Belovedf,or example, in which she uses one historical event but re-imagines it. She only read about the case of Margaret Garner briefly and then imagines how this woman killing her child crystallizes the conditions...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 205–235.
Published: 01 March 2004
... William Demby and Toni Morrison. The anonymous reviewer in PublishersWeeklyobserved that the narrator is "a sexy, high-spirited, highly intelligent woman [who] adores Francisco." Demby, the distinguished author ofBeetlecreekand TheCatacombsw, rote: Alison Mills' exquisitely distilled novel, "Francisco...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 214–221.
Published: 01 September 2006
... trees. Mywork-study job at Talladega was to accompany various notables to campus during the annual spring Arts Festival. During my senior year, Nikki Giovanni came to campus. My English professor, mentor, and the human being who first introduced me to Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison was the writer...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 39–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., aside from all my love, in a world where, whether or not you had a "tiger mother"4 who determinedly drove you to aspire to greatness, your Asian half could never save you. NOTES 1. Toni Morrison (1993) illustrates the way that American racial discourse positions black Americans at "the lowest level...