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Summer Semester 2020

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Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154644 "A Word after a Word after a Word is Power" - The Texts of Margaret Atwood - Blockseminar 2 PS
  • 15.04. - 03.06.
  • Mi 08:30 – 11:45
R. 0.420 Danneil
Course Description

Margaret Atwood is a literary superstar of our time. The Canadian poet and award-winning author wrote more than forty novels, published several poetry editions, a graphic novel as well as many non-fiction essays, and she even drafted scripts for radio and television. With The Handmaid’s Tale, Atwood has created not only a novel that, more than thirty years after its first publication in 1985, is still topping the bestseller lists. The nightmarish vision of the totalitarian society of Gilead deals with issues of feminism, right-wing politics, religious and political fundamentalism as well as environmental concerns that feel even more real since the related TV series The Handmaid’s Tale (HULU) startled audiences and set off an international hype in 2017. By always keeping an eye on the issues of the time, Atwood is a shrewd cautioner who is known for experimenting with a range of narrative genres from dystopian anthologies and speculative science fiction narratives over Gothic romances and feminist thrillers to fictive autobiographies. In order to grasp the richness of Atwood’s comprehensive œuvre, the seminar will be fully dedicated to the texts of Margaret Atwood and her relevance for people’s social and political education and literacy in the 21st century.


Reading List / Selected Works:

  • Atwood, Margaret. The Edible Woman. McClelland and Stewart, 1969.
  • _____. Power Politics: Poems. Anansi Press, 1971.
  • _____. Murder in the Dark: Short Fictions and Prose Poems. Virago, 1983.
  • _____. The Handmaid’s Tale. Vintage Books, 1996 [1985].
  • _____. The Testaments. Nan A. Talese/ Doubleday, 2019.
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