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Monday, 29 December

619. Modern Myths and Popular Culture in Atwood’s Works

3:30–4:45 p.m., Van Ness, Hilton

Program arranged by the Margaret Atwood Society

Presiding: Denise DuVernay, Milwaukee School of Engineering; Karma Waltonen, Univ. of California, Davis

1. “Distressed Distribution in ‘Encounters with the Element Man,’” Jenni Halpin, Univ. of California, Davis

2. “‘I’ve Broken the Sound Barrier’: Margaret Atwood’s Literary Celebrity and Popular Culture,” Lorraine M. York, McMaster Univ.

3. “Magic Realism in Atwood’s The Blind Assassin,” Sharon R. Wilson, Univ. of Northern Colorado

4. “‘We’re Hard-Wired for Dreams’: Mythology, Biology, and the Human in Atwood’s Oryx and Crake,” Eric Aronoff, Michigan State Univ.

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