Thursday, May 25, 2017: 12:00-1:20 pm
Session 3-H Toni Morrison and Ideas of Citizenship

Organized by the Toni Morrison Society
Chair: Carolyn Denard, Georgia College and State University

  1. “Good Samaritans: Participatory Citizenship as Political Activism in the Works of Toni Morrison,” Paul Kareem Tayyar, Golden West College
  2. “Civic Foils: A Meditation on Stamp Paid as a Model Citizen,” Michelle S. Hite, Spelman College
  3. “Mourning for Citizenship in Toni Morrison’s Fiction,” Isabel Caldeira, University of Coimbra, Portugal

May 26, 2017: 2:10-3:30 pm
Session 11-J Round Table Discussion: Teaching Citizenship through the Works of Toni Morrison

Organized by the Toni Morrison Society
Moderator: Evelyn Jaffe Schreiber, The George Washington University

  1. “Inverted Colors: Teaching Citizenship and Race in Toni Morrison’s Paradise,” Keidrick Roy, UnitedStates Air Force Academy
  2. “Representations of Citizenship in Morrison’s Fiction,” Furaha Norton, University of Cincinnati
  3. “Beyond Citizenship: Teaching Precarity in Toni Morrison’s Beloved,” Megan Finch, Brandeis University
  4. “They-ness, We-ness, and Color-Blindness: Toni Morrison’s Presentation of Psychological Responses to a Conditioned Citizenship in the US,” Xinyun Wu, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing
  5. “Morrison’s Reimagining of Citizenship in a Consumer Culture in God Help the Child,” Chen Jingxia, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing