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Margaret Atwood and Ustopia

September 1, 2021

Margaret Atwood strongly believes in the power of narrative. We write stories and they matter. To Atwood, they matter maybe more than anything else we do since they’re what we leave behind. […]

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Margaret Atwood‘s “The Handmaid’s Tale”

August 31, 2021

Atwood provides an analysis of power in “The Handmaid’s Tale” that is nuanced and complicated. She suggests that it’s very hard for someone who holds power to accurately assess how that power functions. […]

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American Literature

Samuel Delany’s Heterotopia

August 11, 2021

Samuel Delany uses the term heterotopia as a subtitle of a novel which grapples with identity, sex, and gender. It focuses on how things and concepts such as gender can become impossible to name. […]

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