Toni Morrison's Representation of Native Americans in A Mercy, Beloved, and Paradise

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Title:
Toni Morrison's Representation of Native Americans in A Mercy, Beloved, and Paradise
Physical Description:
1 online resource (52 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Hunziker, Alyssa A
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.A.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
English
Committee Chair:
KING,DEBRA WALKER
Committee Co-Chair:
SCHUELLER,MALINI JOHAR

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
literature
English -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
English thesis, M.A.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Until the release of Toni Morrisons 2008 novel, A Mercy, which features a Native American slave as one of its most prominent characters, there had been little scholarship on the ways in which Native American presence is signified in Morrisons collective body of work. For the most part, critiques of the novels from an American Indian Studies standpoint surround the lamentable lack of Native characters or Native voice in narrative settings that, outside of Morrisons fictitious universes, would be heavily populated by Native Americans. And while this quantitative lack of Native or African-Native American characters in Morrisons oeuvre is troubling, one cannot discount the way that Morrison weaves Native presence through her texts through her references to Native lands and to Native crops, such as corn. This project identifies Native presence, not just through the lens of actual characters, but through Morrisons employment of corn and Native land as a signifier of the parts of Native American culture that are often overshadowed by the looming divide between blacks and whites. The project attempts to uncover the historical intersections of the African American and Native American communities that exist throughout Morrisons work in order to demonstrate the ways in which she addresses trans-communal issues.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
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Statement of Responsibility:
by Alyssa A Hunziker.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: KING,DEBRA WALKER.
Local:
Co-adviser: SCHUELLER,MALINI JOHAR.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2016-05-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046809:00001