Mapping the African American Space in Toni Morrison

The purpose of this work is to use Digital Humanities not only as the methodology for it, but also as the mode chosen to display research outcomes.

The Digital Humanities will be used to map the characters’ journey, in Toni Morrison’s novels, through their spaces (African-American) and the spaces of others (usually white people), in order to find out what happens to them according to their movement or lack of it. This project also intends to show that the utopian space is white, while the heterotopic is black.

Thus, the Digital Humanities are going to be crucial to show it by means of making visual the intersections – between African-American and American, therefore white, spaces – that creates a third space (heterotopic and dystopic) for the African-American characters in the novels analysed.

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