April 19, 2010

Advance Notice

Ellmann Lectures to feature Margaret Atwood

Mark your calendar: Author Margaret Atwood will deliver Emory’s 2010 Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature. The events, set for Oct. 24-26, are free and open to the public.

Atwood’s Ellmann lecture series is titled, "In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination." All the Ellmann events will be held in Glenn Memorial Auditorium. The first lecture, "Flying Rabbits" will be Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. The second, "Burning Bushes," is set for Oct. 25, at 8:15 p.m. The third, "Dire Cartographies," on Oct. 26, at 4 p.m., concludes with a book reading and signing at 8:15 p.m.

The Canadian scholar and author of “Handmaid’s Tale” and other notable works has won the Booker Prize, the Governor General’s Award twice, the Arthur C. Clark Award and numerous others.

"She's one of those rare writers who can do anything," says Joseph Skibell, novelist, associate professor of English and the director of the Ellmann Lectures. "She's a marvelous storyteller — her novels are wonderfully entertaining — she's a great stylist and a true poet. Her work is shot through with a penetrating intelligence and she's also quite funny." 

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