From The Handmaid's Tale to Bumped: The Continuing Discourse Concerning Women's Reproductive Rights in Dystopian Fiction

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Debra Fitch , The Ohio State University Newark
Representing more than a generation of readers between their respective publications, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Megan McCafferty’s Bumped both describe dystopian societies in which women’s reproductive rights are severely compromised. This project reviews how each text approaches this loss of rights and the resulting implications for the future.