These books and poems give the women of the Odyssey a say and other new perspectives on the classic tale.
Before and after abortion was decriminalized in Canada in 1969, fiction has explored how abortion intersects with cultural imaginings about women’s bodies and humanity’s future.
Margaret Atwood’s new fireproof copy of The Handmaid’s Tale protests book banning – and burning. The Venn diagram of those who burn books and those who read them is typically two separate circles.
Myths of Canada’s moral superiority in contrast to the United States can be a barrier to acknowledging and addressing racism in Canada.
Canada has produced Nobel Prize winners in the arts and sciences. With several recent awards, Canadian talent still has the potential for future achievements.
In Oscar Wilde’s novel, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray,’ a painted portrait of the protagonist becomes ugly and twisted with age, much like Trump is represented as reflecting all of America’s evils.
The Booker Prize has always struggled with inclusivity.
‘Dystopia’ is a term that’s gained popularity during the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s not a synonym for ‘a bad time,’ and a government’s poor handling of a crisis does not constitute dystopia.
In the television show ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Charles Darwin’s ‘Descent of Man’ makes a cameo — and its appearance makes a comment on how Gilead functions.
We all like to think of ourselves as heroes. But according to science, the vast majority of us wouldn’t be prepared to rebel against totalitarian rulers.
The sequel to Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic provides an apt moment to consider attacks on women’s rights across the world.
The author has returned to Gilead, 35 years after the original novel was published.
Margaret Atwood’s handmaid has become a symbol of the subjugation of women. Anchorites were the medieval equivalent: women who were literally bricked up to keep them chaste.
Can new language change the way the public and politicians perceive the hazards of the Earth’s changing climate?
Margaret Atwood’s classic novel imagined a society where women had almost no power. Hundreds of people gathered in Sydney yesterday to hear Atwood speak about dystopias – fictional and otherwise.
Series two of the award-winning show has now moved beyond the original novel.
In the much awaited second season of the TV series, Offred is more openly defiant than she was in Margaret Atwood’s novel. Still, the first two episodes remain true to the themes of Atwood’s book.
The Canadian author made the mistake of questioning the #MeToo campaign and was savaged on social media.
True crime drama focuses on the inequality and degradation of working-class women in service in the 19th century.
Even now, 350 years after his birth, the great Irish satirist Jonathan Swift remains as sharp and relevant as ever.