Toni Morrison’s Nobel Prize lecture reflects her unorthodox approach to storytelling and language, and engages themes found in her fiction: ethics, power, human suffering, and human connection. In this interactive discussion, participants will practice close reading to explore Morrison’s influences and strategies -- including unconventional narrative structures, the oral tradition, and the past in the present.

With Jeannine King 

Related Seminar text: Morrison, “Lecture upon the Award of the Nobel Prize for Literature”  

Tuesday, April 13

1:15-2:30 pm

All Spring '21 Seminar Informal Curriculum events will be offered online and in real-time. Attend using this Zoom link:

Most Informal Curriculum programs have an interactive component; we recommend using both audio and video functions to fully engage with the experience.  We also encourage students to sign in using their real names; complete the assigned reading beforehand, and have access to the text/s during the event.

Tiffany Denman, Seminar Informal Curriculum Coordinator