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506. "In Other Worlds": Atwood and Lessing's Speculative Fiction

Saturday, 5 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Beacon G, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Doris Lessing Society and the Margaret Atwood Society

Presiding: Cornelius Collins, Fordham Univ., Bronx

1. "'Watch Out for Art': Science, Fiction, and Storytelling in Atwood's Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood," Eric Aronoff, Michigan State Univ.

2. "Lessing and Atwood's Dystopic Fictions," Sharon R. Wilson, Univ. of Northern Colorado

3. "Narrative Possibility in the Speculative Fictions of Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing," Lauren J. Lacey, Edgewood Coll.

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  • British Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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