Tuesday, 29 December
500. Politics and Economics in Works by Margaret Atwood
3:30–4:45 p.m., 304, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Margaret Atwood Society
Presiding: Tomoko Kuribayashi, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
1. “The Difficult Quest for Integrative Power in Atwood’s Fiction,” Theodore F. Sheckels, Randolph-Macon Coll.
2. “Hard Times for the Chase Family: Politics and Economics in Atwood’s The Blind Assassin,” Earl G. Ingersoll, State Univ. of New York, Brockport
3. “‘Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea’: Atwood’s Liberal Vision in Oryx and Crake,” Fiona Tolan, Liverpool John Moores Univ.
4. “Corp(se)ocracy: The Body as Commodity in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood,” Sarah Appleton, Old Dominion Univ.