Essay from the year 2013 in the subject American Studies - Literature, University of Alexandria (Faculty of Arts (English Dept.)), course: African- American Literature, language: English, abstract: Toni Morrison belongs to the modern literary and artistic movement which reached its peak in the 1920s. She was affected by towering figures like Virginia Woolf and William Faulkner. She believed in the modernist slogan that says 'The medium is the message,' or 'The form is the content,' which means that how a message or theme is presented is as important as what the message or theme is. Unlike earlier writers who wrote chronological narratives which in some ways reflected the conventions of history writing, modernists became interested in representing the way characters thought. They decided that people did not think in sequential, logical, or chronological ways but much more as a sort of free association of thought. This is what many modernist writers attempted to capture in their novels and they called it the stream of consciousness narration. Morrison was affected by this literary school to a great extent.EDUCATION: Ph. D. from Faculty of Arts, English Department (Literature Major, Drama Specialization) ?with general grade "Excellent" ? Thesis entitled "A STUDY OF METATHEATRE IN MUISCAL COMEDIES BASED ON ?LITERARY WORKS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MY FAIR LADY, THE PHANTOM ?OF THE OPERA AND KISS ME KATE"? M.A. from Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, English Department (Literature Major, Drama ?Specialization) with general grade "Excellent" ? Thesis entitled "THE DISILLUSIONMENT OF THE AMERICAN DREAM IN THE ?AMERICAN THEATRE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO TENNESSEE WILLIAMS ?AND ARTHUR MILLER"? EMPLOYMENT:? Lecturer at Faculty of Languages and Translation (English Department), Pharos University From ?September 2014 till present.? Teaching Assistant at Faculty of Languages and Translation (English Department), Pharos ?University From September 2012 till September 2014.? Official Translator authorized by the American, Canadian and Australian Embassies.? TEACHING EXPERIENCE/ COURSES TAUGHT:? English Literature (Fiction & Drama)? American Literature (Fiction & Drama)? Comparative Literature Criticism & Critical Theories ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:? President of LAVA Student Activities Club Trainer & Coordinator at the TOT (Training of Trainers) centre, PUA Member of the Student Activities Committee Member of the Community Service Council at PUA Member of the Interactive Learning committee for Inspection ?