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Invitation from the Margaret Atwood Society

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.cropped-large-logo1

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Panel details for the MLA Convention

MLA 2013: BostonThe Doris Lessing Society is organizing two sessions at the 2013 MLA Convention in Boston.

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

  1. “Going on Fifty: The Golden Notebook as Roman à Clef.” Roberta Rubenstein, American University
  2. “Feminism and Its Critique in The Golden Notebook, Then and Now.” Josna E. Rege, Worcester State University
  3. “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

  1. “‘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
  2. “Lessing and Atwood’s Dystopic Fictions.” Sharon R. Wilson, University of Northern Colorado
  3. “Narrative Possibility in the Speculative Fictions of Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing.” Lauren J. Lacey, Edgewood College

For abstracts, see our Current MLA panels page. For registration information about the MLA Convention, please visit http://www.mla.org/convention.


New CFP – Twentieth-Century Women’s Utopian and Dystopian Fiction

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 sharon.wilson@unco.edu.