Please join the award-winning novelist Edwidge Danticat for a keynote address, “No one told me it was like this: Toni Morrison and The Habit of Art.” Danticat’s address will celebrate, interrogate, and reflect upon the archive in relation to Toni Morrison’s writing, her teaching, and her public intellectual work.
This is a free but ticketed event. Please see the symposium website for registration details.
The keynote will kick off a three-day symposium, Sites of Memory: A Symposium on Toni Morrison and the Archive, a series of conversations convened to explore the creative legacy of Toni Morrison and to think through the generative potential of her archive. Morrison’s vast trove of papers from her career as a novelist, essayist, playwright, professor, and editor are held in the Princeton University Library.
Sites of Memory is part of a year of programming about Morrison’s work and archive, including the exhibition Toni Morrison: Sites of Memory (February 22–June 4) at the Princeton University Library.
As part of this programming, at Art@Bainbridge, the exhibition Cycle of Creativity: Alison Saar and the Toni Morrison Papers (February 25–July 9) explores themes that resonate in the works of both mixed-media artist Alison Saar and Morrison, including musicality, labor, and ancestors.
Sites of Memory is a Humanities Council Magic Project. Cosponsored by the Department of African American Studies, the Department of English at Princeton, and the Princeton University Humanities Council.