Teaching Toni Morrison: The Image and the Ancestor as Foundation

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


This presentation will be a hybrid of current published criticism by cutting edge scholars on Toni Morrison's oeuvre. We will discuss contemporary critical approaches to Morrison's novels and offer engaging, concrete, and critical thought provoking activities and assignments that can be duplicated in both secondary and postsecondary academic classrooms.

This event has been prerecorded, and will be available to watch on-demand online from March 8, 2023 to April 8, 2023.



Natalie King-Pedroso is an associate professor of English at Florida A&M University. She is the coeditor of Critical Responses to the Black Family in Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child (Lexington), a collection that examines the role of the African American family in Toni Morrison’s final novel.

Cocoa M. Williams received her PhD in African American literary and cultural studies with a minor concentration in American modernism and Black diasporic modernisms at Florida State University. Her research interests include African American women’s literature and black digital humanities.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center