Margaret Atwood's Dystopian Fiction: Fire Is Being Eaten
This volume details Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novels through the themes of the ambivalent ethics of science and technology, the position of women in the male-dominated world, and the ambiguous role played by religion and spirituality. The book’s unique and original approach places Atwood’s fiction within the contemporary world, with all the problems of our fast-changing reality. Furthermore, it provides an excellent reading of her dystopias in a broader, humanist context, with an emphasis on the social, cultural and political issues that have been important for both her, the writer, and us, the readers.
Sławomir Kuźnicki is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Philology at Opole University, Poland, having completed his PhD in Literary Studies in 2015. His academic interests cover 20th- and 21st-century utopian and dystopian fiction, with an emphasis on issues connected to gender and feminism, as well as the literary and cultural contexts of rock music. He is also a poet with four published volumes of poems in Polish.
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