Ted Sheckels, President of the Margaret Atwood Society invites members of the Doris Lessing Society to join them at their Annual General Meeting at the MLA Convention in Boston at 8:45pm on Thursday, 3 January in Beacon H., Sheraton.
Please join the discussion. All are welcome!
Thursday, 03 January
98. Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook: Fifty Years On
3:30-4:45pm, Beacon G., Sheraton
Program arranged by the Doris Lessing Society
Presiding: Sandra Singer, University of Guelph
- “Going on Fifty: The Golden Notebook as Roman à Clef.” Roberta Rubenstein, American University
- “Feminism and Its Critique in The Golden Notebook, Then and Now.” Josna E. Rege, Worcester State University
- “Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook and Chick Lit.” Alice Rachel Ridout, Algoma University
Saturday, 05 January
506. “In Other Worlds”: Atwood and Lessing’s Speculative Fiction
12:00-1:15pm, Beacon G., Sheraton
Program arranged by the Doris Lessing Society and the Margaret Atwood Society
Presiding: Cornelius Collins, Fordham University, Bronx
- “‘Watch Out for Art’: Science, Fiction, and Storytelling in Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood.” Eric Aronoff, Michigan State University
- “Lessing and Atwood’s Dystopic Fictions.” Sharon R. Wilson, University of Northern Colorado
- “Narrative Possibility in the Speculative Fictions of Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing.” Lauren J. Lacey, Edgewood College
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: June 15th, 2012
DEADLINE FOR ESSAYS: September 15th, 2012
This is a call for papers in regards to a book collection for possible publication by Cambridge Scholars Press.
Suggested themes: how utopian and dystopian fictions create new worlds; issues of genre and the politics of genre; critiques of gender roles, traditions, and values
Possible authors: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Octavia Butler, Monique Wittig, Marge Piercy, Keri Hulme, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood
Final essays are to be 20-30 pages long. Writers from around the world will be considered but texts considered must be available in English and the essay submitted must be written in English.
Please submit a CV and a 500-word abstract to Sharon Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.