"The Child is Mother of the Woman Writer": Animal Hero(ines) in the Early Juvenilia and Children’s Fiction of Margaret Atwood

Stream: Session E
Date: Thursday, 21 July 2022
Time: 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Speaker(s): Nora Foster Stovel

NORA FOSTER STOVEL is Professor Emerita at the University of Alberta, where she taught in the Department of English and Film Studies from 1985 to 2014. She has published on Jane Austen, D.H. Lawrence, Margaret Drabble, Carol Shields, and Margaret Laurence, including Divining Margaret Laurence: A Study of Her Complete Writings. In addition to three Juvenilia Press collections on Margaret Laurence and Margaret Atwood, she has edited Margaret Laurence’s Heart of a Stranger and Long Drums and Cannons: Nigerian Dramatists and Novelists, plus Jane Austen Sings the Blues and Jane Austen and Company in honour of Bruce Stovel. She edited “Recognition and Revelation”: Margaret Laurence’s Short Non-Fiction (2020) and The Collected Poetry of Carol Shields (2021), plus Carol Shields’s Essays and Fiction: “Crossing Borders” (2022). She is composing “Sparkling Subversion”: Carol Shields's Vision and Voice. Nora is a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance in England and the Canadian Dance Teachers Association. She is also a founding member of the Alberta chapter of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association. She currently holds a SSHRC Insight Grant for her program of research on Carol Shields.