Literature Humanities with Cristobal Silva, Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Song of Solomon and Literature Humanities in the Twenty-First Century

Toni Morrison’s 1977 novel Song of Solomon is steeped in the literary tradition at the heart of the Core Curriculum. It not only demonstrates Morrison’s commitment to revealing the debts that Western literature owes to histories of colonialism and enslavement but also shows the tension between the Core’s intellectual and aesthetic goals on the one hand and the modern university’s interest in social justice on the other. Explore how this book fits into a 21st-century Lit Hum syllabus.

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