Religious Fundamentalism in Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale

Religious Fundamentalism in Margaret Atwood s  The Handmaid s Tale Author Melanie Lemke
ISBN-10 9783640282692
Release 2009-03
Pages 56
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, RWTH Aachen University (Institut fur Anglistik), course: Utopian and Dystopian Novels, SS 2008, 24 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Margaret Atwood needs no longer an introduction in the common sense, because she is one of the most popular and productive writers in the world. Her works, especially her novels are taught at many universities worldwide. Her books are bestsellers and subjects of critical reviews and academical studies. Margaret Atwood wrote her novel The Handmaid's Tale in a time when religious fundamentalism had already been established in the United States. Through this historical background and her own experience with religious fundamentalism and the rising of feminism, it is not surprising that her novels also deal with such a thematic aspects. Moreover, Atwood copies her own experiences and imaginations of religious fundamentalism into the fictive and futuristic world of Gilead.

Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale

Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale Author Gina Wisker
ISBN-10 9781441103529
Release 2010-06-03
Pages 160
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Margaret Atwood's popular dystopian novel A Handmaid's Tale, engages the reader with a broad range of issues relating to power, gender and religious politics. This guide provides an overview of the key critical debates and interpretations of the novel and encourages you to engage with key questions and readings in your reading of the text. It includes discussion of key themes and concepts including: - Representation of women's roles, gender, sexuality and power - Language, style and form - Dystopias and genre fictions - Power, control and religious fundamentalism. Combining helpful guidance on reading Atwood's text with overviews of significant stylistic and thematic issues and an introduction to criticism, this is an ideal companion to reading and studying A Handmaid's Tale.

Dam zl k k z n yk s

Dam  zl  k k  z   n   yk  s  Author Margaret Eleanor Atwood
ISBN-10 9754141622
Release 1985
Pages 352
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Amerika'nın Main eyaleti, aldığı bir kararla genç kadınları görevleri doğurmak olan itaatkar hizmetçiler durumuna getirir. Roman

Toward Utopia

Toward Utopia Author Naomi Mercer
ISBN-10 149516909X
Release 2015-07-01
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The Handmaid s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid s Tale  by Margaret Atwood Author J. Brooks Bouson
ISBN-10 PSU:000067112845
Release 2010
Pages 320
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Presents essays that discuss the cultural context and critical response to the Canadian author's controversial work.

Cesur Yeni D nya

Cesur Yeni D  nya Author Aldous Huxley
ISBN-10 9756902167
Release 2013-06-01
Pages 348
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SP Handmaid s Tale CC

SP Handmaid s Tale CC Author Margaret Atwood
ISBN-10 0756970776
Release 1998-03-16
Pages 325
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When a Fundamentalist religious group gains power and implements a Fascist government, a social class of handmaids is created. Stripped of her former identity, Offred tells her tale of being reduced to her reproductive capabilities.

Science Gender and History

Science  Gender and History Author Suparna Banerjee
ISBN-10 9781443873932
Release 2015-01-12
Pages 160
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The first substantial study comparing Mary Shelley and Margaret Atwood, this book examines a selection of the speculative/fantastic novels of these two influential writers from the perspectives of contemporary feminist, postcolonial and science studies. Situating her readings at the troubled intersections of science, gender and history(-making), Banerjee juxtaposes Shelley’s Frankenstein and The Last Man with Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake in a way that respects historical difference while convincingly suggesting a tradition of ongoing socio-political critique in the work of women writers of the fantastic over the past two centuries. She offers insightful fresh readings of Shelley and Atwood, bringing out how the cognate values of technoscience and capitalistic imperialism work in tandem to foster oppressive gender ideologies, social inequity and environmental ruin. Banerjee explores how Shelley and Atwood levy powerful critiques of both positivist, masculinist science and the politico-economic proclivities of their respective times, engaging, in the process, with the meaning of the (post)human, the cultural impact of male (Romantic) egotism and the public/private division, the colonial impulse and its modern day counterpart, the patriarchal ideologies of ‘love’ and motherhood, and the sexual-politics of official historiography. Combining lively, creative scholarship with theoretical rigour, the book offers a nuanced study of the ways in which Shelley’s and Atwood’s novels each take critical aim at some of the conventional oppositions—nature/culture, masculine/feminine, reason/emotion, art/science—that have since long defined our lives in western technoculture. The book re-opens the ‘two-cultures’ debate, suggesting that Shelley’s and Atwood’s futuristic visions posit humanistic education and art as the ‘saving graces’ that might counter the schisms and reductionism innate to the technocapitalistic world view. One highlight of the book is the way the author goes beyond a strong critical consensus on Frankenstein and reads the novel not as a denunciation of technological violation of nature but as a subversion of the thematic itself of Nature versus Culture. Similar innovative interpretations are offered on the gender question in The Last Man, and on Atwood’s engagement with ‘feminist mothering’ in Oryx and Crake.

The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood

The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood Author Coral Ann Howells
ISBN-10 9781139827317
Release 2006-03-30
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Margaret Atwood's international celebrity has given a new visibility to Canadian literature in English. This Companion provides a comprehensive critical account of Atwood's writing across the wide range of genres within which she has worked for the past forty years, while paying attention to her Canadian cultural context and the multiple dimensions of her celebrity. The main concern is with Atwood the writer, but there is also Atwood the media star and public performer, cultural critic, environmentalist and human rights spokeswoman, social and political satirist, and mythmaker. This immensely varied profile is addressed in a series of chapters which cover biographical, textual, and contextual issues. The Introduction contains an analysis of dominant trends in Atwood criticism since the 1970s, while the essays by twelve leading international Atwood critics represent the wide range of different perspectives in current Atwood scholarship.

Literary Encounters of Fundamentalism

Literary Encounters of Fundamentalism Author Klaus Stierstorfer
ISBN-10 3825354601
Release 2008
Pages 339
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The Handmaid s Tale

The Handmaid s Tale Author Harold Bloom
ISBN-10 9781438114569
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 118
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Discusses the characters, plot and writing of The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood. Includes critical essays on the novel and a brief biography of the author.

What s Hecuba to Him

What s Hecuba to Him Author Eva M. Dadlez
ISBN-10 9780271039817
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 240
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Fiction transports us. We inhabit new worlds in our imagination, adopt perspectives not our own, and even respond emotionally to persons and events that we know are not real. The very nature of our emotional engagement with fiction, says E. M. Dadlez, attests to the possibility of its moral significance, just as the nature of our imaginative engagement makes us collaborators in the creation of the worlds we imagine. This book engages contemporary debate over the seeming irrationality or inauthenticity of our emotional response to fiction, examining the many positions taken in this debate and arguing that we can understand the relation between cognition and emotion without devaluing our emotional responses to fiction. It takes Hamlet's famous query as the first step in an analytic philosophical inquiry and, by considering some of the answers that derive from that question, arrives at a set of necessary conditions for an emotional response to fiction. What Hamlet's player feels for Hecuba, proposes Dadlez, is no more illusory than what we feel for Hamlet; that the actor weeps for Hecuba reflects both our capacity to envision and understand a seemingly limitless variety of human situations&—to empathize with others&—and the capacity of fiction to facilitate such understanding. What's Hecuba to Him? is an enticingly written work that opens an entire philosophical arena to literary scholars and illuminates the significance that literature has for our moral life.

On Marriage and Family

On Marriage and Family Author Matthew Levering
ISBN-10 0742542491
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 125
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Marriage as an institution faces many challenges today. This volume presents essential wisdom from the 2000 year-old Christian tradition that is as true and valuable today as it always was. The readings present positive resources for understanding the sacrament of marriage as a beautiful and sacred Christian vocation, a context in which difficult times can be worked through with grace. Marriage also involves family, even if the couple has no children. In marrying a spouse, one marries his or her whole family. The readings embrace family life as well. Levering introduces historically arranged texts from Christian saints and spiritual leaders describing the nature and value of marriage, offering counsel about how to live out marriage as part of a life of faith, or depicting their own experience of family life. This volume has much to offer married couples, people preparing for marriage, and classroom study of marriage and family.

Organs Without Bodies

Organs Without Bodies Author Slavoj Žižek
ISBN-10 0415969212
Release 2004
Pages 217
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This publication celebrates the 50th anniversary of the "Journal of Documentation". It reviews the progress of documentation and information provision.

Fictional Feminism

Fictional Feminism Author Kim A. Loudermilk
ISBN-10 9781135884406
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 236
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This book focuses on the ways in which second-wave feminism has been represented in American popular culture, and on the effects that these representations have had on feminism as a political movement. Kim Loudermilk provides close readings of four best-selling novels and their film adaptations. According to Loudermilk, each of these novels contains explicitly feminist characters and themes, yet each presents a curiously ambivalent picture of feminism; these texts at once take feminism seriously and subtly undercut its most central tenets. This book argues that these texts create a kind of "fictional feminism" that recuperates feminism's radical potential, thereby lessening the threat it presents to the status quo.

A Practical Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism

A Practical Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism Author M. Keith Booker
ISBN-10 UOM:39015037862748
Release 1996
Pages 495
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A uniquely accessible guide to a difficult subject, A Practical Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism introduces students to the major trends in contemporary literary theory. Offering the breadth of information of a handbook and the examples of an anthology, it provides an invaluable alternative to the standard collections and shows students how literary theory really unfolds.

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Author Judith McCombs
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105000158993
Release 1991
Pages 735
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Margaret Atwood has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Margaret Atwood also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Margaret Atwood book for free.