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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 255–282.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of contemporary literature and film; the key prose authors discussed are Octavia E. Butler, Margaret Atwood, Ernest Callenbach, and Kim Stanley Robinson. These texts are used to identify patterns of thought that have become habitual in the cultural moment of the Anthropocene, and they are explored as critiques...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 237–249.
Published: 01 June 2011
...) In late 2009, just as we were putting together the call for papers for this special issue, the online science fiction community was deeply engaged in a favorite pastime: arguing with itself about the nature of science fiction. The spur this time was several notori- ous statements by Margaret Atwood...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 791–798.
Published: 01 December 2020
... “hyperempathy” should be read as a disability, see Schalk 2018 . References Atwood Margaret . 2004 . Oryx and Crake . New York : Anchor . Atwood Margaret . 2009 . The Year of the Flood . New York : Nan A. Talese . Atwood Margaret . 2014 . MaddAddam . New York...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 891–893.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the place of angels, demons, fairies and saints, though it must be said that this last group is now making a comeback. —Margaret Atwood, “Why We Need Science Fiction” Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science fiction...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 239–241.
Published: 01 March 2010
... 2010 by Duke University Press 240  American Literature place of angels, demons, fairies and saints, though it must be said that this last group is now making a comeback. —Margaret Atwood, “Why We Need Science Fiction” Fantasy...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 843–845.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., Margaret Atwood, and Marge Piercy all attempt to connect “more affluent white Americans to the reality of violence” in Vietnam through a variety of literary and poetic devices (71). Pyn- chon’s The Crying of Lot 49 (1966) mounts a full-frontal assault on hermeneu- tics, and Mailer’s The Armies...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 644–646.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., Margaret Atwood, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Elena Ferrante, the list goes on—who are certainly more significant globally than Bukowski and Auster and whose own gatekeeping narratives would be interesting to consider. Instead, the codas of failed women writers unintentionally inscribe a gender dichotomy...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 879–881.
Published: 01 December 2018
...: contemporary postcatastrophe science fiction novels (by Joanna Russ, Cormac McCarthy, and Margaret Atwood), television shows, and films. Exploring the treatment of “the child”—a figure that enfolds literal child characters, as well as technologies of and attitudes toward reproduction, fertility, and sterility...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 911–913.
Published: 01 December 2019
... fiction from comics like X-Men and Y: The Last Man to recent prose works by Margaret Atwood, Octavia E. Butler, and Richard Powers to filmic works like Orphan Black and Gattaca (1997). The “postsecular thinking” (30) produced by genomic knowledge seems to have a particular and unique resonance...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 211–214.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., the author seeks applications—and even enactions—of these “ensembles, constellations, and configurations” in postapocalyptic novels like the MaddAddam trilogy (Margaret Atwood, 2003–13), Blindness (José Saramago, 1995), the Parable series (Octavia E. Butler, 1993–98), and The Road (Cormac McCarthy, 2006...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 637–640.
Published: 01 September 2017
...” and interprets classic US writers (including Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, and Walt Whitman) and more contemporary non-US writers (including Margaret Atwood, Amitav Ghosh, Zakes Mda, and Rainer Maria Rilke). The readings are brief and too rarely exemplify the sweeping, easily universalized...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 838–840.
Published: 01 December 2015
... range and nuance, Wagner-Lawlor shows how speculative writers outline the “figure of a feminist utopian consciousness” (2). In crafting this argument, she reads novels and memoirs including Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower (1993), Nalo...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 853–861.
Published: 01 December 2014
... and death, Berman is interested in comparing and contrasting the examples to then posit common characteristics, such as the surprising fact that end-of-life memoirs are not always elegiac. Margaret Atwood and the Labour of Literary Celebrity. By Lorraine York. Toronto, ON: Univ. of Toronto Press...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 895–908.
Published: 01 December 2001
... chapters on Toni Morrison and Alice Walker, Gina Wisker provides chapters that discuss women in a variety of postcolonial contexts, such as Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Carribean. Andinanatypicalmove,Wiskeralsoconsidersthewritingofwhitewriters, like Margaret Atwood, who are concerned with race...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 229–240.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... $49.95. The Cambridge Companion to Sylvia Plath. Ed. Jo Gill. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2006. xxi, 182 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $24.00. 240  American Literature The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood. Ed. Coral Ann Howells. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2006...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 423–435.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., narrative and gen- der constructions, and genre. She examines seven novels: Margaret Atwood’s Lady Oracle, Iris Murdock’s The Sea, the Sea, Marilynne Robinson’s House- keeping, Carol Shields’s The Stone Diaries, Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poison- wood Bible, and Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Paradise...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 227–240.
Published: 01 March 2000
... violence, eroticism, and sentimental excess’’ in relationship to postmodernism and feminism, ex- amininga range of different popular forms, as well as the fiction of Canadian writers Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 421–422.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... Thomas Beebee’s ambitious study spans five centuries and two continents, covering writers as diverse as Ernesto Cardenal, Herman Melville, Mario Vargas Llosa, Margaret Atwood, and Bob Dylan. This wide archive is linked by three main arguments. First, the book claims that a certain form...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 423–425.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... Thomas Beebee’s ambitious study spans five centuries and two continents, covering writers as diverse as Ernesto Cardenal, Herman Melville, Mario Vargas Llosa, Margaret Atwood, and Bob Dylan. This wide archive is linked by three main arguments. First, the book claims that a certain form...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 425–427.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... Thomas Beebee’s ambitious study spans five centuries and two continents, covering writers as diverse as Ernesto Cardenal, Herman Melville, Mario Vargas Llosa, Margaret Atwood, and Bob Dylan. This wide archive is linked by three main arguments. First, the book claims that a certain form...