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In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, colour plays an important part in how people are classified and oppressed.

Literature Matters: Colour and Light in Adaptations of The Handmaid’s Tale

A talk by Cara Schwartz and Alexander Torvi

Event

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 26
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Grace-Westminster United Church Social Hall, 505 10th St. E., Saskatoon

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Department of English

About this event

In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, colour plays an important part in how people are classified and oppressed, especially through what they wear. In recent years, the red robes and white bonnets of the Handmaids have become potent symbols of protest for women’s rights around the world. Using images and words, this panel explores how colour and light are used in recent adaptations of Atwood’s novel—the television series and the graphic novel—to emphasize themes of oppression and freedom.

By Cara Schwartz and Alexander Torvi, moderated by Wendy Roy

Info: english.department@usask.ca


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