|Prof. Schreiber receives the Toni Morrison Society Book Prize.|
Prof. Evelyn Schreiber's book Race, Trauma, and Home in the Novels of Toni Morrison (Louisiana University Press, 2011) was awarded the 2010-2012 Toni Morrison Society Book Prize, given every other year for the best single-authored book on Morrison's work. The award was announced at the African American Literature and Culture Society Reception at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco on May 25.
The award was presented by Prof. Carolyn Denard, founder and chair of the board of directors of the Toni Morrison Society. In her remarks, Prof. Denard noted that Race, Trauma, and Home "shows through a deeply informed understanding of psychological and neurobiological analyses how the very real and traumatic wounds of racism can affect the mind and the body for generations."
The society chose Prof. Schreiber's book "b
ecauseof its willingness to take seriously the humiliating wounds of racial trauma and their effects on the minds and the bodies of African Americans, because of its groundbreaking use of neurobiological and psychoanalytical theories of analysis to provide clear and convincing evidence of the resonance of Morrison’s characterizations of individuals traumatized by racism, and because of its insightful understanding of the often unrecognized reality of the agency involved in the creation--through memory and/or re-telling--of spaces of healing and self-realization."
Congratulations to Evelyn!