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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access  
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Aksara : International Journal of Indonesian Literature     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
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Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
Annales islamologiques     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aturá : Revista Pan-Amazônica de Comunicação     Open Access  
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Bahasa dan Seni : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Seni, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
Bahastra     Open Access  
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Beyond Words     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 114)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
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Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access  
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dialogues : An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
EID&A : Revista Eletrônica de Estudos Integrados em Discurso e Argumentação     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Eltin Journal : Journal of English Language Teaching in Indonesia     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Encyclopedia     Open Access  
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
English Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Englisia Journal     Open Access  
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Entrevous : Littérature organique     Full-text available via subscription  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Estudos Linguísticos e Literários     Open Access  
Etnolingual     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)

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Journal Cover Contemporary Women's Writing
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  • How Far Would You Go' Trajectories of Revenge in Margaret
           Atwood’s Short Fiction
    • Authors: Barzilai S.
      Pages: 316 - 335
      Abstract: In many of Margaret Atwood’s stories, neither love nor money makes the world or, rather, the plot go round. The prime interest and profit for her offended protagonists often derives from a satisfactorily accomplished revenge. The ancient law of talion, of an-eye-for-an-eye, presides over these stories. This paper explores the two main responses to injury and aggression that correspond to the chronological trajectory of Atwood’s writings. In her early short fiction, retaliatory drives are typically directed inward. The (mainly female) victims tend to punish themselves rather than their aggressors. In the later fiction, by contrast, outer-directed reprisal becomes the reactive rule. As selected instances will show, Atwood’s human and nonhuman avengers, including nature itself, increasingly find varied ways to strike back at offenders.
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cww/vpx029
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Notes on Contributors
    • Pages: 465 - 466
      Abstract: Shuli Barzilai is professor emerita of English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Author of Lacan and the Matter of Origins (1999) and Tales of Bluebeard and His Wives from Late Antiquity to Postmodern Times (2009), she has published essays on Margaret Atwood in Canadian Literature, Critique, Dickens Quarterly, Marvels & Tales, Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, and Word & Image, as well as in several edited collections, including the Modern Language Association volume on Approaches to Teaching Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Other Works.
      PubDate: Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cww/vpy002
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Introduction
    • Authors: Tolan F.
      Pages: 291 - 296
      Abstract: Margaret Atwood’s bibliography, as it appears on her website, stretches to nearly ninety discrete items, exclusive of reviews and critical articles (which one imagines she must surely have lost count of by now). It includes sixteen novels, eight short-story collections, and seventeen poetry collections; it encompasses children’s books, graphic novels, nonfiction, television scripts, and edited works. The earliest item is Double Persephone, a poetry pamphlet published with the small press Hawkshead, in 1961, and the most recent is her contribution to the Hogarth Shakespeare Project, Hag-Seed, a reimagining of The Tempest, published in 2016. It is, by any account, a formidable record of literary achievement. It points, most readily, of course, simply to Atwood’s longevity: she is a writer approaching nearly sixty years of recorded publishing. It also, however, draws attention to her versatility as a writer. Primarily and popularly known as a novelist and, to those more familiar with her work, as a poet and short-story writer, Atwood has published nonfiction texts such as On Writers and Writing (2002) and Payback (2008) – not to mention children’s stories such as Up in the Tree (1978, with a facsimile reprint published in 2006), or her developing graphic novel series, Angel Catbird (2016–17) – that are inextricable elements of an extraordinary career. These works are, perhaps inevitably, frequently deemed peripheral to the real business of novel writing. Nevertheless, in their disparate elements – encompassing as they do, incisive literary critical reflection, deeply serious political and environmental commentary, and a playful readiness to experiment with language and genre – these auxiliary works constitute an instructive account of what might be termed distinctively Atwoodian about Atwood.
      PubDate: Sat, 05 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cww/vpx022
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • True Trash: Genre Fiction Revisited In Margaret Atwood’s Stone Mattress,
           The Heart Goes Last, And Hag-Seed
    • Authors: Howells C.
      Pages: 297 - 315
      Abstract: Margaret Atwood, an enthusiast for popular fiction since childhood, has frequently described its appeal for her: “I find popular forms interesting because they are collective mythology – a wonderful compost that contains everything. It contains the cultural patterns of the society, and what novels are using are the themes of their culture. Every time” (“How to Spot a Killer” 17). Throughout her fifty-year writing career, Atwood’s wonderfully inventive use of popular fictional forms has been a consistent feature of her work. Since the first collection of critical essays in The Malahat Review: Margaret Atwood: A Symposium (1977), scholars have been investigating her subversive rewriting of popular genres as significant elements in her novels, short fictions, and poetry, seeing them variously as components of her postmodern aesthetic and her narrative experimentalism with its feminist inflections, and her critique of contemporary social and political issues. Indeed, Atwood herself has been a major commentator on genre fiction in interviews and essays and In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination (2011), where she wittily distinguishes between realistic novels (“the novel proper”) and those “of lesser solemnity” called ‘genre fiction’ . . . the spy thriller and the crime story and the adventure story and the supernatural tale and the science fiction” (Other Worlds 57–58). That enthusiasm for popular forms continues undiminished in her recent fictions since the MaddAddam trilogy with Stone Mattress (2014), The Heart Goes Last (2015), and her retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest in Hag-Seed (2016). Now ironically describing herself as ‘an award-winning nice literary old lady’ (Angel Catbird 2016, Introduction), Atwood has shifted the emphases in her storytelling, challenging realist conventions as she revisits an array of popular genres, constructing what we might describe as transgressive entertainments. While she references the idioms and new technologies of contemporary culture, she seeks as always to engage readers with her seriously held ethical values, which are embedded in the texts themselves. “Not real can tell us about real” (Oryx and Crake 118), and it this latest stage in the evolution of Atwood’s narrative art that I investigate in this essay.
      PubDate: Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cww/vpx010
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Aging and Subjectivity in Margaret Atwood’s Fiction
    • Authors: Tolan F.
      Pages: 336 - 353
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cww/vpx018
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Margaret Atwood’s Reception in Canada and the United States: A
           Comparative Analysis of North American Reviews of The Blind Assassin
    • Authors: Nischik R.
      Pages: 354 - 372
      Abstract: Based on a large corpus of reviews from Canada and the USA and taking into account my recent large-scale study of the reception of Margaret Atwood’s earlier novels in both North American countries, this article investigates how the reviewer’s nationality and that of the review’s target audience factor into the reception of a writer’s works. This is exemplarily documented in a case study of Atwood’s novel The Blind Assassin (2000), published at the end of her middle creative period. What do the reviews focus on and are there any striking differences attributable to the national and cultural context the review was written in and for' Was the evaluative response to the novel in the two North American countries similar or did it deviate significantly'
      PubDate: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cww/vpx013
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Self/Image: Reading the Visual in Atwood’s Fictive Autobiographies
    • Authors: Davies M.
      Pages: 373 - 390
      Abstract: Margaret Atwood’s extensive back catalogue includes a group of fictive autobiographies, each engaged in a self-reflexive consideration of the problems involved in writing a life story. These fictive meta-autobiographies consciously critique any act of self-representation within narrative in a radical challenge to phallogocentric models of life-writing and truth-telling. This group of texts (including Cat’s Eye [1988], Lady Oracle [1976], The Handmaid’s Tale [1985], and The Blind Assassin [2000], as well as some of Atwood’s poetry) also incorporates a dominant use of visual images, particularly photographs: each extending questions involving the “real,” the “copy,” origination, attribution, and authority. These questions open up new ways of considering how text and image conspire to defer certainty in the objective and subjective “real,” as Atwood’s visual texts prove to be as duplicitous as the language through which they are narrated. This article connects with critical accounts of life-writing and with Susan Sontag’s reflections on photography in order to discuss the status of the visual image as an agent of representation within any autobiographical account.
      PubDate: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cww/vpx021
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Space, Time, and the Female Body: Homer’s Penelope in Margaret
           Atwood’s The Penelopiad (2005)
    • Authors: Massoura K.
      Pages: 391 - 411
      Abstract: ‘. . . Shrewd Odysseus! . . . You are a fortunate man to have won a wife of suchpre-eminent virtue! How faithful was your flawless Penelope . . . The glory ofher virtue will not fade with years, but the deathless gods themselves will makea beautiful song for mortal ears in honour of the constant Penelope.’(Homer, The Odyssey, cited in Atwood, Penelopiad)
      PubDate: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cww/vpx027
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Imagining Beyond Extinctathon: Indigenous Knowledge, Survival, Speculation
           – Margaret Atwood’s and Ann Patchett’s Eco-Gothic
    • Authors: Wisker G.
      Pages: 412 - 431
      Abstract: Both Margaret Atwood and Ann Patchett engage with issues concerning indigenous knowledge, biodiversity, and survival. Margaret Atwood constructs a form of wilderness Gothic in Surfacing (1972) and Survival (1972); while in her darker eco-Gothic texts, The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) and the MaddAddam trilogy (Oryx and Crake [2003]; The Year of the Flood [2009]; MaddAddam [2013]), she focuses on survival post holocaust. Atwood’s work is influenced by indigenous knowledge and the awareness of imminent disaster should people fall out of harmony with nature, a threat enacted in these Canadian eco-Gothic dystopian fictions. This threat of extinction, of natural disaster based on arrogantly, deliberately, or accidentally ignoring the importance of ecological diversity and balance, informs much of Atwood's writing. Her work emphasises contestation, different voices and ways of being, throughout her writing career and her everyday life. Indigenous knowledge also interests many other women writers, including Ann Patchett from the US (State of Wonder [2011]), Alexis Wright from Australia (The Swan Book [2013]), Patricia Grace from New Zealand, (Baby No-Eyes [1998]), and Nalo Hopkinson from Jamaica/Toronto (“A Habit of Waste” [2001]); each of whom recognizes the importance of diversity, explores threats to survival, and suggests ways forward. Several of these writers, including Ann Patchett, evidence Atwood’s influence on a younger generation of women writers. In this essay, I link Atwood’s work to that of Ann Patchett, specifically to her novel State of Wonder, which problematizes the involvement of nonindigenous with indigenous people and their tribal behaviors, beliefs, and the rich forest and jungle worlds where they live in balanced harmony. Atwood and Patchett bring gender and sustainability issues to the fore by their use of eco-Gothic, emphasizing the damage done to natural processes (including fertility) by exploitation and unnatural controls. Both authors highlight lessons to be learned from indigenous values, behaviors, and wisdom, without underestimating the difficulties of translation, and the vulnerability of the peoples and their environments. Each shows the damage of their misuse or loss.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cww/vpx019
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • MaddAddam, Biocapitalism, and Affective Things
    • Authors: Defalco A.
      Pages: 432 - 451
      Abstract: This essay considers the ethical dimensions of Atwood’s recent speculative fiction, the MaddAddam trilogy (2003–14), alongside a framework that Nikolas Rose, Sunder Rajan, and others term as biocapitalism. The trilogy imagines the social, cultural, affective, and ecological implications of the convergence of capitalism and biotechnology. In the MaddAddam trilogy, the fantasy of human independence and invulnerability central to neoliberalism and biocapitalism is depicted at its devastating endgame, in which the unbridled commodification of life has resulted in its near annihilation. Atwood’s novels suggest that we ignore interdependence, affectivity, and responsibility to our peril, evoking a posthumanist perspective in the dramatization of a catastrophic anthropocentrism that regards organic matter – the world’s flora and fauna, the human body’s cellular data – as marketable, utilitarian objects.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cww/vpx008
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • “I could say that, too”: An Interview with Margaret Atwood
    • Authors: Tolan F.
      Pages: 452 - 464
      Abstract: This interview with Margaret Atwood was conducted via email in September 2016, and thus fell squarely between the Brexit vote (The United Kingdom European membership referendum of 23 June 2016) and, in the United States, Donald Trump’s electoral victory over Hillary Clinton (8 November 2016). The outcomes of both democratic events have subsequently been thoroughly parsed for their wider sociocultural significances. Most commonly, they have been held to mark a rising tide of populism, a splintering of the political consensus into further extremes of left and right, and – in the editorials and opinion pieces of international newspapers, from The Globe and Mail to Der Spiegel and Le Monde – a concerted attack on foundational tenets of liberal democracy.
      PubDate: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cww/vpx020
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3 (2017)
       
 
 
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