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The Handmaid's Tale: 2018-19 One Book selection

 The Handmaid’s Tale, a gripping and chillingly relevant vision of our society radically overturned by a theocratic revolution, has been chosen as Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern all-campus read for the 2018-19 academic year. All first-year students are given a copy of the One Book each year. The author of the book, Margaret Atwood, delivered a keynote address on Oct. 30 at both the Chicago and Evanston campuses.

The Handmaid’s Tale includes depictions of violence, including sexual violence. If you would like to discuss how the book has impacted you personally the Center for Awareness, Response, and Education (CARE) at Northwestern is a confidential space on campus to discuss issues related to sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, or harassment. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) also provides clinical services, including 24-hour telephone support, at 847-491-2151. You can learn more about the resources including counseling, reporting, and advocacy at CARE and CAPS.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Margaret Atwood is releasing a graphic novel of The Handmaid's Tale on March 26, 2019. Look for a Graphic novel panel discussion with Evanston Lit Fest on Thursday, May 16 at 7 PM at the Evanston Public Library, led by Helen Thompson, Juan Martinez, and Terrence Gant. Also, HULU has created a third season for the Handmaid's Tale. Speculation is that it will happen at the end of April. Stay tuned! 

On November 28, 2018, Margaret Atwood announced that there will be a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale. Find more information here.

Check out the latest episodes of the One Book podcast here.

Upcoming Events

Mar
25
2019
Feminist Periodicals in the Year of The Handmaid’s Tale: Women’s Solidarity and the Backlash in 1985 and Engaging Archives: Feminist and Queer Encounters from Northwestern University Libraries’ Special Collections

All Day, University Library, 1970 Campus Drive

“Feminist Periodicals in the Year of The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Engaging Archives: Feminist and Queer Encounters from Nor...

Mar
26
2019
Feminist Periodicals in the Year of The Handmaid’s Tale: Women’s Solidarity and the Backlash in 1985 and Engaging Archives: Feminist and Queer Encounters from Northwestern University Libraries’ Special Collections

All Day, University Library, 1970 Campus Drive

“Feminist Periodicals in the Year of The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Engaging Archives: Feminist and Queer Encounters from Nor...

Mar
27
2019
Feminist Periodicals in the Year of The Handmaid’s Tale: Women’s Solidarity and the Backlash in 1985 and Engaging Archives: Feminist and Queer Encounters from Northwestern University Libraries’ Special Collections

All Day, University Library, 1970 Campus Drive

“Feminist Periodicals in the Year of The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Engaging Archives: Feminist and Queer Encounters from Nor...

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