Engendering Genre

Engendering Genre

The Works of Margaret Atwood

By Reingard M. Nischik

328 Pages · 9.00x6.00 · October 27 2010

Paper ISBN: 9780776607245

ePub ISBN: 9780776618906

PDF ISBN: 9780776618913

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Description

Winner of the 2010 Margaret Atwood Society Best Book Prize.

In Engendering Genre, renowned Margaret Atwood scholar Reingard M. Nischik analyzes the relationship between gender and genre in Atwood’s works. She approaches Atwood’s oeuvre by genre – poetry, short fiction, novels, criticism, comics, and film – and examines them individually. She explores how Atwood has developed her genres to be gender-sensitive in both content and form and argues that gender and genre are inherently complicit in Atwood’s work: they converge to critique the gender-biased designs of traditional genres. This combination of gender and genre results in the recognizable Atwoodian style that shakes and extends the boundaries of conventional genres and explores them in new ways.

The book includes the first in-depth treatment of Atwood’s cartoon art as well as the first survey of her involvement with film, and concludes with an interview with Margaret Atwood on her career “From Survivalwoman to Literary Icon.”

Author Bio

Reingard M. Nischik is professor and chair of North American Literature at the University of Constance, Germany. She is the author or editor of more than 25 books, including Margaret Atwood: Works and Impact (Anansi, 2002), which won the Margaret Atwood Society Best Book Award and the seminal History of Literature in Canada: English-Canadian and French-Canadian (Camden House, 2008).

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