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

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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