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

Friday, May 26, 2017: 3:30-5:00 pm
Session 12-P Business Meeting: Toni Morrison Society

Friday May 26, 2017: 7:15-9:00 p.m.

A reception hosted by the African American Literature and Culture Society, the Charles W. Chesnutt Society, the Paul Laurence Dunbar Society, the Pauline Hopkins Society, the Toni Morrison Society, the Ralph Ellison Society, Octavia E. Butler Literary Society, and the John Edgar Wideman Society, and sponsored by the African American Literature and Culture Society and the American Literature Association will precede the reading.

Presentation of Toni Morrison Society Awards

Reading by Jamaica Kincaid, recipient of the 2017 Stephen E. Henderson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Prose; Presentation of the Darwin T. Turner Award to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.and the inaugural Octavia E. Butler Award to Cheryl Wall; Presentation of the Pauline E. Hopkins Society Awards