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Dystopian Round Table: The Appeal of Dystopian Fiction | Tor.com

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die | P.S. Library

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die | P.S. Library | The Handmaid's Tale for AQA English Language and Literature@Blackburn College | Scoop.it
... The Human Stain – Philip Roth; The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood; After the Quake – Haruki Murakami; Small Remedies – Shashi Deshpande; Super-Cannes – J.G. Ballard; House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski; Blonde – Joyce ...
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Our surveillance society: what Orwell and Kafka might say

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Revelations that the federal government is collecting massive amounts of data about telephone calls and Internet traffic has some people nervous that George Orwell's vision of Big Brother constantly watching them has come true.

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The Handmaid's Tale. A Feminine Dystopia. | Old, new or true

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In The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood imagines the Republic of Gilead in which the social order as we know it has been subjugated to an unknown fundamentalist regime in a forseeable future. The details are fragmented ...

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The setting of The Handmaid's Tale « scholarship@kkc

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Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale (1985) reveals the strange new world of Gilead. Once the United States of America, Gilead was formed by a military coup that shot the President and members of ...

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Review: The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Published by Anchor Book (A Division of Random House) Originally published in 1985. Paperback, 311 pages. Fiction. From Goodreads: Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of ...

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Threatened by Female Empowerment

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This literal war against women—not the metaphorical war we have been seeing in our own country—recalls Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. I'm sure there have been more direct fictional treatments of the kind of ...

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Dreaming of a Better World

The best dystopias address the contribution each of us makes toward making our own society more dystopia than utopia. ... When Jonathan Z wins, he relieves our fear of corporate domination. ...
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Luminarium Margaret Atwood Page

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Luminarium site for Margaret Atwood, contemporary Canadian author, and one of the most acclaimed contemporary woman writers.
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PC Game Tips: Great Dystopian Novels - The 12 Best Dystopian ...

The definition of dystopia isn't necessarily clear, though the general definition is that it is a society in which misery and negative conditions prevail (or a seeming utopia gained at horrifying costs.)As far as a ...
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood – A Review. « Girl on a ...

When it is just her telling the story to us, the readers, there is just something so reassuring about her voice, she's a distant friend, someone you've known all of your life. It's makes things worse.
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Apocalypse Reads: Sarah Dalton Interview

There is no need to run in fear. ... SD: I've loved dystopian books since reading 1984 and have read authors like JG Ballard and Ray Bradbury but it was when I read the Hunger Games that I knew I had to write a dystopia.
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Donald Sutherland: 'I want Hunger Games to stir up a revolution'

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The veteran actor who plays tyrannical president Coriolanus Snow in the blockbuster series talks about films as political activism – plus cinema villains and happy marriages
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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

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by Leanna Johnson

 

"Scoop.it collates work from online publications using an online magazine format, and this visual impact alone makes it very effective.

 

"The additional appeal of broadcasting from a hub allows me to tap into and share with my ed tech networks, which is why I find myself using it more often during time constraints.

 

"First of all, it’s powerful–it incorporates multiple elements of familiar social media tools. But it’s also very flexible–the mobile app is quite functional for both iPhone and Android, and a toolbar plugin can be installed on browser windows. Scoop.it’s athleticism makes it a time-saver; educators and students will quickly grasp its value in content gathering.

 

"Additionally, using Scoop.it will meet multiple standards (Common Core and NETS-S) across the curriculum. Students use critical thinking skills to collect, evaluate and analyze content; they may identify trends from discourse; they develop writing skills in original expression; and they interact, communicate and publish to a global audience. But perhaps more importantly, students practice digital citizenship and personal responsibility to lifelong learning.

 

"Curation is a valuable skill for today’s learner. In a culture of content overload, members that provide great content to their audience will be recognized leaders in network communities. Optimally, we equip students to differentiate good content from bad in preparation for their further education and careers. Curating an online topic (and allowing comments) also increases self-awareness and provides additional insight from others. The nuances of sharing content and writing to an audience become much better understood through interactivity between the curator and participating audience."


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ScoopIt is especially powerful if you use it to teach your students the art of curation through critical thinking!

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The latest science fiction: January 20

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David Langford picks the best in recent science fiction


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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood: A Book Review « Literary ...

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About The Handmaid's Tale “Freedom, like everything else, is relative.” – Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian novel set in an alternate reality. In the mid 1980′s, women start to become barren due to drug ...

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Slouching Towards Gilead.

I wonder if, when Canadian author Margaret Atwood published The Handmaid's Tale back in 1985, she knew that fundamentalists would actually try to set up something similar to the theocratic hell that was the Republic of Gilead.

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A brief look at Margaret Atwood's remarkable body of work | Books ...

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By the early 1980s Atwood had a solid following, especially among well-educated younger women who were an ideal audience for The Handmaid's Tale when it appeared in 1985. Inspired by the rise of the religious right in ...

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The Handmaid's Tale: Atwood and Feminism Then and Now | The ...

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Like any good dystopia (ironic, I know), Atwood's Gilead is rooted in truth, although truth with a rather large hyperbolic spin.
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Discussing Dystopias: Utopias Gone Wild « The girl who loved - Blogs

... environmental disaster. In Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and P.D. James's The Children of Men, it's widespread infertility. The societies that spring… ... What's interesting, however, is where culpability lies.
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Margaret Atwood on Ray Bradbury: the tale-teller who tapped into the gothic core of America

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Ray Bradbury, who died this week, was celebrated as a giant of science fiction, but his books defy classification. What accounts for his remarkable scope and influence?
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Margaret Atwood Quotes (Author of The Handmaid's Tale)

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687 quotes from Margaret Atwood: 'Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.', 'War is what happens ...
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Top 50 Books List (2012 edition): 50-31 « Benefits of a Classical ...

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Atwood's dystopia is about controlling women and taking reproduction out of their hands. It's interesting how that one change could ripple throughout society. What makes a woman a woman and how can that be used against ...
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Surviving the tide: The Year of the Flood (2009) by Margaret Atwood ...

Atwood showed how people can practice a religion (cult, whatev), even become an elder--or an “adam” or “eve,” in the case of the GGs--without being sure in its faith, without being afraid to be unsure.
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When Women Attack Women: The Handmaid’s Tale and the Early 21st Century

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Comparison of The Handmaid's Tale and the Early 21st Century.


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