[UPDATE]Toni Morrison's Trilogy

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Sheldon Brivic
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Toni Morrison has indicated in interviews that the three novels she wrote between 1982 and 1997--Beloved, Jazz, and Paradise--formed a trilogy, and that this 15-year labor focused on the theme of excessive love. We seek 20 to 30 page essay submissions for an edited anthology entitled "Toni Morrison's Trilogy." The essays may analyze one or two of the novels or the full three novels, but all essays should foreground a discussion of the trilogy. Virtually nothing has been written about Morrison's trilogy. Perhaps the main reason for this lack of discussion is the difficulty of bringing the three novels together. We hope that contributors will confront this challenge by developing different theories of the usefulness or limitations of this focus on the trilogy. Edited by Sheldon Brivic (Temple University) and Margo Crawford (Indiana University). Please direct queries and abstracts to Sheldon Brivic at sbrivic@temple.edu.