UPDATE--Second Call Personal and Social Myth-making in the Work of Margaret Atwood

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
Mary.lannon@ncc.edu

A central concern of Margaret Atwood’s work has been myth-making. She has said the Edible Woman and Surfacing are about characters with unworkable mythologies. The Handmaid’s Tale has been read as exploring potential consequences inherent in the beliefs(or mythologies) of religious conservatives. Her most recent work The Year of the Flood features a cult-like group. This panel seeks papers that examine Atwood’s evolving vision of the role of mythologies in our lives.Please send 250-750 word abstracts to Mary Lannon at mary.lannon@ncc.edu

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
religion
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond