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Are you an instructor who wants to use the Hulu Handmaid's Tale in your class?

If so, we have good news from the Media Resources Center: they now have DVDs of Season 1 of Handmaid's Tale in stock. The MRC can provide links for full episodes or clips for you to assign to your students through bCourses.  You can either add the MRC to your bCourse site, or the staff there can send you a list of links, or they can teach you how to make your own links (whichever you prefer).  They can send you each episode or just select episodes or just select clips—whatever you want to assign to your students!

Library Exhibit and Guide:

Our partners at the library have created a wonderful exhibit to accompany this year's theme, and a library guide for those teaching or learning about The Handmaid's Tale. You can see the exhibit for yourself this fall--just bring your Cal ID to Moffitt Library. The exhibit cases are opposite the elevators on the third floor. This library guide includes, among other things, details on the items in the exhibit. 

Special Instructions for International Students: 

In order to redeem your link for a free copy of The Handmaid's Tale, you will need an Amazon account with a U.S. billing address.

  1. If you already have an Amazon.com account with a U.S. billing address, please go to step 4. Make sure that you are using your primary Amazon account. Content cannot be switched between accounts. 
  2. If you do not already have an Amazon.com account with a U.S. billing address, you need to start by first creating an account by visiting this link. Note that you do not have to enter a credit card number in order to create an account. However, you do need to have a U.S. "billing address." 
  • If you already know the address where you will live when you arrive in the U.S. you can enter that address.
  • If you do not know your California address yet, please enter this address: 2495 Bancroft Way, Room 235, Berkeley, CA 94720. When you know your real address, you can go into your account information screen and replace this address with your actual address. (Just make sure not to order any physical objects to be delivered to this address--this is just so you can receive your electronic copy of our featured text.)

         3. The other option is to switch your country of record on your existing Amazon.com account in order to receive your content and then switch back. *Directions below.

         4. Once you have created an Amazon.com account or changed your country of record, open the email you received from U.C. Berkeley's On the Same Page program and click the redemption link.


*Country-of-Record Change Instructions:

It is recommended that you create a new U.S. Amazon account since you will be residing in the U.S., but you can change your existing account to a U.S. address following these steps:

  • Sign into your Amazon account;
  • Go to your Accounts and List dropdown;
  • Select Content and Devices;
  • Click on the Settings tab;
  • Click on Country Settings;
  • Change;
  • Update your address to a U.S.-based address.

 Articles about The Handmaid's Tale:

A behind-the-scenes look at the Hulu series in Vanity Fair