Teaching Atwood's <em>The Handmaid's Tale</em> with Sidhwa's <em>Cracking India</em> as Introduction to Transnational Feminisms

  • Marie Lovrod Marie Lovrod, University of Saskatchewan, has directed both women's studies abroad and diversity education programs, and has published several articles and book reviews. She is currently working on autobiographical representations of childhood and youth, and their political functions in a range of contexts.


The Handmaid's Tale and Cracking India provide a context for introducing second-year students to transnational feminisms. Students with wide-ranging preparation engaged the critiques and "horizons of possibility" that transnational feminisms propose, grounding their work in the perspectives each novel illuminates, considered in tandem.