In this essay Marta Caminero-Santangelo argues that Atwood's novel represents a postmodern feminist sensibility in its conceptualizing of resistance to a dominant order. It also highlights differences between modernism and postmodernism.
A paper by Jamie Dopp in which the prevailing critical consensus of The Handmaid's Tale, in that it is a novel working against women's oppression, is challenged by the assertion that it reproduces the tendencies of a patriarchy.
An essay by Marta Dvorak which explores this novel as a Künstlerroman - a narrative that documents its protagonist's artistic development. Dvorak examines the text's engagement with the visual arts and looks at the poetic devices Atwood employs.
A paper by Grayson Cooke of Central Queensland University looking at the role of biotechnology and the relationship between language and human life in Atwood's post-apocalyptic novel. Also assesses the criticial reception of Oryx and Crake.
An essay by Jennifer Murray examining Atwood's depiction of a historic double murder and the implications this novel's multiplicity of narrative perspectives has on historiographic de-construction and re-construction.