Date of Award
Master of Arts in English Composition
Black people, and blackness as a general symbol, has traditionally occupied a marginal or disadvantaged position in American literature, as opposed to representations of white people and whitness as a general symbol. Morrison's fiction in effect reverses this representation and positions white people in the position of the Other.
Smith, Roy Francis, "Toni Morrison's argument with the Other: Irony, metaphor, and whiteness" (2000). Theses Digitization Project. 1692.