Putnam Publishes Article on Female Violence in Morrison Novels

Associate Professor Amanda Putnam published an article this month in Black Women, Gender, and Families entitled “Mothering Violence: Ferocious Female Resistance in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, Sula, Beloved, and A Mercy.” The article follows several female characters within these four novels who choose violence as a means of escaping victimization. Putnam argues that these choices “transform” these characters from simply victims into “compellingly dominant women.”


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