American literature--Women authors--20th century.; Hispanic American women--Intellectual life--20th century.
Thesis advisor: Dr. Antonio García Lozada.; "Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Spanish."; M.S.,Central Connecticut State University,1998; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 67-71).
Morrison, Toni -- Criticism and interpretation; African American women in literature; African Americans in literature; Stigma (Social psychology); Psychic trauma in literature
Toni Morrison is considered one of the greatest living American writers. A close reading of three of her novels (The Bluest Eye, Sula, Beloved) reveals the connection between her novels and Erving Goffman‘s theory of stigma—a connection that has...