Reingard Nischik Wins Margaret Atwood Society ‘Best Book’ Award For Second Time

Today, the Margaret Atwood Society announced the winners of the prestigious Margaret Atwood Society Awards. Among them was Engendering Genre: The Works of Margaret Atwood by UOP author Reingard Nischik.
The Best Book Award is conferred each year by the Margaret Atwood Society, an international association of scholars, teachers, and students who are devoted to the Canadian icon’s work. Five awards are given to authors in the categories of best book, best article, best dissertation, best graduate essay and best undergraduate essay. The society’s goal is to promote scholarly exchange on Atwood’s oeuvre by providing opportunities for scholars to exchange information.

Engendering Genre explores how Atwood has developed her writing to be gender-sensitive, and argues that her use of gender and genre emphasizes the gender-bias inherent in traditional genres. The book also includes the first in-depth treatment of Atwood’s cartoon art, as well as an interview with the Canadian icon.

“We were thrilled to hear of the society’s choice” said Michael O’Hearn, Director of the University of Ottawa Press. “It is wonderful to see Reingard recognized for her outstanding work.”

Reviewers have had nothing but good things to say:

"Offering interpretations of some of Atwood's best-known and less-familiar works, Nischik has written chapters that are individually strong but which together provide a way to read Atwood's oeuvre as a 'significant cultural document of our times.' Highly recommended."
-- Choice

"Nischik's strength is in the minutiae and in her close reading. This is what Atwood scholarship needs now, and Nischik provides a strong framework for anyone interested in Atwood scholarship, whether one is just starting out or an experienced scholar." -- The Goose

Congratulations, Reingard!!

To find out more about Engendering Genre, or to buy a copy of your very own, visit: http://www.press.uottawa.ca/book/engendering-genre

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