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Margaret Atwood Studies, Volume 10 is live!

Hello, Atwoodians!
The newest volume of MAS is up!
 
To see the table of contents and abstracts for the new issue (and past issues), please visit this page:

http://atwoodsociety.org/issue-10-toc-masj/

To read the new issue, you must log into the Margaret Atwood Society site at this URL:

http://atwoodsociety.org/atwood-society-journal/

Once you are logged in, a “Click here to access journal” button will appear. If the button does not appear, your membership may have expired. You may renew your membership at this address:

http://atwoodsociety.org/membership-renewal-form-2/ 

If you have previously registered at the MAS site and created a login (whether or not you are a current member of the Society), and you do not remember your password or username, you may recover (or reset) your password or username at this link (you will need to supply your email address):

http://atwoodsociety.org/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword

Reminder: Atwood Award Submissions Due 12/1

Have a great essay, article, book, etc. on Atwood? Submit to our contests!

Seeking Reviewers for Hagseed and Catbird Vol 1

Hi, all! Karma here–editor of the journal. I’d like to include some very brief reviews of Atwood’s last two projects (Catbird Vol. 1 and Hagseed) in our issue coming out next month. Anyone up for writing one? Send me a message: kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu.

Atwood’s ‘Hagseed’ Released Today in the U.S.!

Head to your local bookstore for a copy of Atwood’s exciting adaptation of The Tempest: Hagseed, released today!

 

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Atwood’s Angel Catbird Graphic Novel

Margaret Atwood’s first foray into graphic novels (though it should be noted she’s long been a cartoonist) will premiere on September 9th.

The trailer is available here.

Angel Catbird Cover
cover of Angel Catbird, a new graphic novel series by Margaret Atwood Uploaded external by: demara, bruce

Atwood has won PEN Pinter Free-Speech Prize

Margaret Atwood has won the PEN Pinter Free-Speech prize for her work championing environmental causes.The award was established in 2009 in honor of Harold Pinter.

Call for Papers: MAS Special Issue on Ageism and Aging

Margaret Atwood Studies invites submissions of articles that focus on ageism and aging in Atwood’s works or in the works of both Atwood and other authors, such as Doris Lessing, another prolific and influential woman writer who examines these themes. This special issue aims to explore the ways these writers present the passing of time in relation to life experiences and self-consciousness. Articles might discuss the works’ depictions of what it means to come of age, how age and the aging process change how we see ourselves, when and how one becomes old, ways that gender affects the aging process, and how age discrimination shapes societies and individuals.
UPDATED: Submissions due 1 December 2016.

MLA 2017 CFPs

MLA 2017 will be in Philadelphia in January. The Margaret Atwood Society is proposing two panels–one in conjunction with The Doris Lessing Society.

Panel One: “Humor and/as social critique in Margaret Atwood’s novels, short stories and poetry.” 250-300 word abstract by 17 March 2016 to Eleonora Rao (erao@unisa.it).

Panel Two: “Boundaries of Life: Ageism and Aging in Works by Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing.” This session, co-sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society and the Doris Lessing Society, is inspired by the 2017 Presidential Theme, “Boundary Conditions.” By focusing on ageism and aging in the works of Atwood and Lessing, two of the twentieth century’s most prolific and influential women writers, this panel aims to explore the ways these writers depict the passing of time in relation to life experiences and self-consciousness. Some questions papers might answer include: What does it mean to come of age? How do age and the aging process affect how we see ourselves? When and how does one become old? How does age discrimination shape societies and individuals? In addition to examining individual works, papers may also look at the authors’ careers more broadly and discuss how their treatment of aging as a theme has changed as they themselves aged. Send abstracts to Lauren Rule Maxwell (lauren.maxwell@citadel.edu) by March 15.