Glowing Review in Contemporary Women's Writing

Contemporary Women’s Writing has published a glowing review of Engendering Genre: The Works of Margaret Atwood by Reingard Nischik. The book, which was recently awarded the 2010 Best Book award by the Margaret Atwood Society, explores the use of gender and genre in Atwood’s writing. 

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.

Here is an excerpt from the review:

Nischik offers a genuinely original take on established critical conversations about Atwood's writing. For the first time, Atwood's literary achievements are set alongside less familiar creative modes, providing a fuller picture of the author's creative history and offering fresh insight into her innovations across literary genres. Especially welcome is the reproduction of material from the Margaret Atwood Collection, housed at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, which offers a new picture of the author in progress; Nischik explores how Atwood's cartoons – in particular her Kanadian Kultchur Komix/Survivalwoman series – speak to some of the major concerns in her writing but also provide a glimpse of the author in irreverent, playful form.
                                                           -- Ellen McWilliams, Bath Spa University

If you would like to read the review in its entirety, it is available online at the following link: http://cww.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/03/11/cww.vpq019.full

To find out more about Engendering Genre, visit the UOP website.

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