Engendering Genre: The Works of Margaret Atwood

The online journal The Goose has published a review of Engendering Genre: The Works of Margaret Atwood by Reingard M. Nischik, which was published by the UOP in early 2010.

This interesting volume studies the relationship between gender and genre in Margaret Atwood’s writing, and includes an intriguing look at some of her cartoon art - some of which is reprinted in the book. It also includes a lighthearted interview with the great Canadian author, titled “From Survivalwoman to Literary Icon” whose topics range from Atwood's beginnings as a cartoonist, to her many pseudonyms, to ways of outfoxing troublesome squirrels.

Nischik is a renowned Atwood scholar, who has authored or edited more than 25 books. She is the Chair of North American Literature at the University of Constance, in Germany. 

This is some of what Jill E. Anderson, from The Goose, had to say:

"The range and depth of Margaret Atwood's literary and artistic work deserves a thorough study such as Reingard Nischik's. Covering the thematic and generic assortment of Atwood's work, Nischik lays before readers the spread of Atwood's talent from her first poetry collection, Double Persephone, published in 1961, through Atwood's poetry, novels, short stories and essays, film adaptations (both aborted and produced), criticism, illustrations, and cartoons. [...] Nischik is  not intimidated by the hugeness and range of Atwood's oeuvre, and she shows her strength particularly in discussing the visual aspects of Atwood's work."

To read the entire review, visit The Goose online at:

You will find the review at the bottom of page 49.

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