Posts By: Karl Low

Milica Markovic

Milica is a MA-IS graduate, with a focus on Writing and New Media, from Toronto. When she’s not coming up with her next story she enjoys challenging exercises and exploring new places with her loved ones. If you’d like to make a suggestion for future Women in Fiction entries or have a topic in media and culture you want her take on, reach her at mmarkovic1@athabasca.edu.

Course Exam—ADMN 405

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Course Exam—WGST 460

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Course Exam—HIST/INST 370 (The Métis)

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Course Exam—HIST 331

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If you have a course that you would like to see a Course Exam article written for or you recently took a course that you would like to recommend to other AU students, please feel free to reach out with the course name and number, and any questions or feedback you may have.  We’ll be… Read more »

Women in Fiction—Raimunda

It’s never easy deciding which character stands out from a solid cast, especially when you don’t always want to put the spotlight on the best-developed protagonist whenever there is one.  In the case of Pedro Almodóvar’s 2006 dramedy film Volver, however, I must tread the beaten path and acknowledge Raimunda; her tale has modernized womanhood… Read more »

Women in Fiction—Offred

In my Minds We Meet interview with Natalia Iwanek, I mentioned that I was reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Toronto-based novelist Margaret Atwood for the first time.  Having now completed it, I understand why it was among the novels often assigned to students back in high school English.  Its commentary on dystopias entails not only… Read more »

Women In Fiction—Sulwe

Significant spoilers ahead for the book Sulwe.  If you haven’t read the book but intend to, you should probably stop reading now. Returning to children’s fiction for this entry, I wanted to a look at a more topical narrative that, while simple, spotlights an important discussion that our youth—and we—could benefit from.  Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong’o… Read more »

Women in Fiction—Matilda Wormwood

The fictional child prodigy had cropped up in earlier decades, but it wasn’t until Roald Dahl’s 1988 novel Matilda that the gender-neutral trope was popularized among children themselves.  Inspiring many young readers and imaginative minds worldwide, Matilda Wormwood shows resilience when confronted with adversity – namely, her unsupportive parents and fearsome headmistress, Miss Trunchbull –… Read more »