William E. Cain is Mary Jewett Gaiser Professor of English at Wellesley College. He is a co-editor of the Norton Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism (2nd ed., 2010), and, with Sylvan Barnet, he has co-authored a number of books on literature and composition.
Culture
Toni Morrison: White Cultural Achievement Is Built on the Backs of Black People
This 1992 review of Morrison's Playing in the Dark shows how the renowned author interrogated myths of white superiority in American literature.