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Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments: Dystopia and Women’s Writing

The first event in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series 2019/20.

Presented by Professor Susan Watkins 


This talk will reflected on the impact and legacy of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale, the popularity of women’s dystopian fiction and also offer some early thoughts on The Testaments, the eagerly-awaited, booker prize-shortlisted sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, published in September 2019.

This event is part of the Leeds Cultural Conversations series organised by the Centre for Culture & the Arts at Leeds Beckett University.

Event Details

16 October 2019 -
16 October 2019
12:30 - 13:30
Victoria Hall, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds LS1 3AD
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