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Albright College Religious Studies Faculty Contribute to Award-Winning Atwood Collection

by Albright College

Feb 15, 2021
Albright College

Albright College Professors of Religious Studies, Robert Paul Seesengood, M.Div., Ph.D., and Jennifer Koosed, Ph.D., contributed essays to “Who knows what we’d make of it, if we ever got our hands on it?” Focusing on author Margaret Atwood’s use of the Bible and religion in science fiction novels, the collection has been named the 2020 Best Anthology or Edited Collection, by the Margaret Atwood Society.

An internationally recognized author of more than 50 novels, children’s books, non-fiction works, poetry and television scripts, Margaret Atwood is perhaps known best for “The handmaid’s tale.” The society in her name is an international association of scholars promoting scholarly exchange of the Atwood’s work.

The “Who knows what we’d make …” published collection is part Gorgias Press’s academic book series, Biblical Intersections, edited by Seesengood.

“This collection includes essays by a really remarkable group of biblical studies scholars, many using cutting-edge methodologies to read Atwood, reading the Bible,” said Seesengood. “The result is the sort of volume that will be read, cited and engaged with for many years to come.”

Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations. Located in Reading, Pa., Albright enrolls more than 1,700 full-time undergraduates, adult learners and graduate students.

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