NeMLA April 7-10, 2010 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Margaret Atwood and Canada/ Canadians: Interventions, Influences, Interconnections
This panel attempts to situate the preeminent author Margaret Atwood within a Canadian context. Although much has been written about Atwood, little scholarship to date addresses her Canadian-ness and her relationship with other Canadians such as the artist Charles Pachter, or the novelist Margaret Laurence. Atwood has written extensively about Canadian culture and literature in her books Survival, Second Words, and Strange Things. As an early member of the editorial board of Anansi Press, she has been influential in the Canadian literary scene.
How has being Canadian shaped Atwood's oeuvre? How has she influenced/ been influenced by, or responded in dialogue with, other Canadian writers, artists, scholars and thinkers? The panel welcomes interdisciplinary approaches as well as analyses of novels, poetry, literary criticism, and essays.

Deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2010.

Send abstracts of 250-500 words to Karen Stein at
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