Margaret Atwood Studies Special Issue: Survival

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Atwood Society
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“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I took the one most travelled by,” Aunt Lydia sardonically muses in The Testaments. “It was littered with corpses, as such roads are. But as you will have noticed, my own corpse is not among them.” Following the Margaret Atwood Society's 2022 MLA’s panel, "Wilderness (and Other) Tips: Concepts of Survival in Atwood’s Works," the 2023 edition of Margaret Atwood Studies will have the same theme. Papers exploring the theme of survival on Atwood’s work and/or adaptations are welcome. Email your essay with identifying information redacted, along with a cover page with your name and an abstract, to journal editor Karma Waltonen ( by June 1st, 2022.