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Friday, 07 January

226. Narrating Past, Present, and Future: Doris Lessing and Margaret Atwood

10:15–11:30 a.m., Platinum Salon I, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the Doris Lessing Society and the Margaret Atwood Society

Presiding: Tonya M. Krouse, Northern Kentucky Univ.

1. “Engendering Utopia and Dystopia: Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake, Lessing’s The Marriages between Zones Three, Four, and Five,” Earl G. Ingersoll, State Univ. of New York, Brockport

2. “The Puppets Jerk to Their Invisible Strings: Performances of Oryx and Emily in Memoirs of a Survivor and Oryx and Crake,” Lynda Hall, Univ. of Calgary

3. “Fables for Tomorrow from Today in the Speculative Fables of Doris Lessing and Margaret Atwood,” Virginia Tiger, Rutgers Univ., Newark

Respondent: Tomoko Kuribayashi, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

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