The Margaret Atwood Society Awards are named each year; nominations are invited in all categories and should be sent directly to the appropriate judge (see below).
Congratulations to 2011 winners!
- Best Article-Length Published Text on Atwood: “Going Wendigo: The Emergence of the Iconic Monster in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and Antonia Bird’s Ravenous,” by Danette DiMarco, published in College Literature in Issue 38.4, Fall (October) 2011
- Best Ph.D. Dissertation: Appropriations of Shakespeare’s King Lear in Three Modern North American Novels, by Anna Lindhé, Lund University, Sweden.
Additional 2011 winners to be announced soon.
Congratulations to 2010 winners!
- Book: Reingard M. Nischik for Engendering Genre: The Works of Margaret Atwood (U of Ottawa P, 2009; published too late in 2009 to be submitted for the 2009 contest).
- Ph.D. Dissertation: No Submissions
- Best Article Published in a Scholarly Journal or Anthology: Paul Huebener (Ph.D. candidate at McMaster University) for “Dark Stories: Poet-Audience Relations and the Journey Underground in Margaret Atwood’s The Door and Other Works” (It appeared in Studies in Canadian Literature 34.2 ; this issue was actually published in early 2010.)
- Graduate Essay/MA Thesis: Crystal A. Vaughan‘s MA thesis titled “Language, Translation, and the Inscription of the Female Body in the Works of Margaret Atwood,” submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 2010.
- Undergraduate Essay: Jocelyn Carver for “Song and Praise: Importance of Hymns in Margaret Atwood’s Year of the Flood” (Carver is a student at Randolph Macon College.)
Congratulations to 2009 winners!
Book: Ellen McWilliams for Margaret Atwood and the Female Bildungsroman.
Ph.D. Dissertation: Kiley Kapuscinski for Dames of Distress: Female Violence and Revised Social-Cultural Discourses in the Fiction of Margaret Atwood, Queen’s University.
Best Article Published in a Scholarly Journal or Anthology: Shuli Barzilai for the chapter “The Party Consciousness When Texts Get Together in Margaret Atwood’s ‘Bluebeard’s Egg,’” in Tales of Bluebeard and His Wives from Late Antiquity to Post Modern Times.
Graduate Essay/MA Thesis: Yvonne O’Keefe, ”Women in the Nineteenth Century: Their Performative Roles in Relation to Class and Gender in Irish and Canadian Literature,” University of Limerick [MA thesis focusing on Anne Enright's The Pleasure of Eliza and Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace]
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2012 Award Submission Guidelines
Note specific guidelines for each category, and please contact the appropriate judge for more information if necessary. Please submit in English and in Microsoft Word format if emailed as attachment. Deadline for receipt of submissions: December 1, 2012.
Best Book on Atwood and Her Work: Please submit one review copy of the book (no email submissions) to Dr. Karma Waltonen, University Writing Program, University of California-Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA, 95616.
- Best Anthology (or edited collection) on Atwood: Submit to Sally Jacobsen. Email email@example.com for mailing address.
- Best Article-Length Published Text on Atwood (in a scholarly journal or book chapter): Email submissions to Lauren Lacey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Dissertation on Atwood and Her Work (selection of 2500-5000 words): Email Debrah Raschke at Deraschke@aol.com for mailing address to send a hard copy.
Best Graduate Essay/MA Thesis: Email to Karen Stein at email@example.com.
Best Undergraduate Essay: Email to Shelley Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org