Reseña del editor
Toni Morrison is the prominent figure in African-American literature whose novels consider the dark side of slaves' lives, and its mental, physical effects. As the black people were invisible in American history, Morrison tries to give voice to black people by writing novels about them. With her novels, the black people are not silent anymore, but they become speaking subjects. In Beloved, Seth starts to talk about her experience as a slave, and she uses language to express her inner feelings. As Julia Kristeva, the French critic, mentions the speaking subject (Sujet Parlant) as the one who uses language and gains a sense of identity through language, Beloved becomes a proper study case for the thesis. In The Bluest Eye, Pecola Breedlove is the subject of the culture's beauty standard. As she cannot express herself through language, she becomes melancholic and has a sense of loss. This book intends to apply Kristeva's theories about speaking subject, and melancholia to Morrison's Beloved and The Bluest Eye. In addition, the objection is to show how show how semiotic and symbolic.
Biografía del autor
was born in Iran in 1987. She received her B.A. (2009) and M.A. (2011) in English Literature from University of Isfahan. At the present time, she is a PhD candidate at University Putra Malaysia. She has some publications. She has presented at various national and international conferences and is an experienced university lecturer and teacher.