The Cambridge Introduction to Margaret Atwood
|UW-L Author:||Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson, Ph.D.
Provost, Academic Affairs
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
Slettedahl Macpherson, Heidi .The Cambridge Introduction to Margaret Atwood. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Margaret Atwood offers an immensely influential voice in contemporary literature. Her novels have been translated into over 22 languages and are widely studied, taught and enjoyed. Her style is defined by her comic wit and willingness to experiment. Her work has ranged across several genres, from poetry to literary and cultural criticism, novels, short stories and art. This Introduction summarizes Atwood's canon, from her earliest poetry and her first novel, The Edible Woman, through The Handmaid's Tale to The Year of the Flood. Covering the full range of her work, it guides students through multiple readings of her oeuvre. It features chapters on her life and career, her literary, Canadian and feminist contexts, and how her work has been received and debated over the course of her career. It includes a guide to further reading and is aimed at students and the general reader.
About the Author
Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson is Provost and Vice Chancellor at UW-L, and a professor in the English department. In addition to the Introduction to Margaret Atwood, she is the author of Women’s Movement (2000), Courting Failure (2007), Transatlantic Women’s Literature (2008) and the editor of Transatlantic Studies (2000), New Perspectives in Transatlantic Studies (2002) and Britain and the Americas, a 3 volume encyclopedia (2005).