Margaret Atwood – CWWA Mini Birthday Symposium

18th November 2020

3pm – 6.30pm (BST) on Zoom

November is not only #MARM – the international acronym for ‘Margaret Atwood Reading Month’, but also the author’s birthday. To mark Atwood’s 81st birthday on 18th November and celebrate the vibrant research being undertaken on Atwood’s writings, the CWWA is holding a mini birthday symposium via Zoom. The event will includes talks by Dr Alice Ridout (Algoma University, Canada) and Dr Fiona Tolan (Liverpool John Moores University, U.K.), and an engagement showcase that gives six emerging postgraduate and early career researchers the opportunity to present their work on Atwood to a wide audience.

Attendance to the Margaret Atwood Birthday Symposium is free.

You can book to attend here:

You can download the programme (including abstracts) for the symposium here.

Thanks to Oxford University Press and the editors of Contemporary Women’s Writing, you can access freely the journal’s 2017 special issue devoted to Margaret Atwood (guest edited by Fiona Tolan) here:

You can also access former CWWA’s chair Professor Gina Wisker’s blog for Palgrave Macmillan on ‘Contemporary Gothic Horror in Fiction and Film’. Wisker’s piece includes reflections on a number of Atwood’s texts: