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Novels into Film The Hunger GamesWith 100 concise essays on significant novels and movie adaptations, ranging from classics to contemporary favorites, this new Salem edition will appeal to students of literature and film, not to mention movie lovers from every walk of life. This reference work brings value to students and teachers at the high school and undergraduate levels, and the essays can be used to complement individual or classroom study.
Approaching the Hunger Games Trilogy : A Literary and Cultural AnalysisThis book addresses Suzanne Collins's work from a number of literary and cultural perspectives in an effort to better understand both its significance and its appeal. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to the trilogy, drawing from literary studies, psychology, gender studies, media studies, philosophy, and cultural studies. An analytical rather than evaluative work, it dispenses with extended theoretical discussions, academic jargon, and even footnotes. Assuming that readers are familiar with all three volumes of The Hunger Games, the book also avoids plot summary and character analysis, instead focusing on the significance of the story and its characters. It includes a biographical essay, glossaries, questions for further study, and an extensive bibliography.
See See part 1, Chapter 2, “I’m beginning to know who I am”: The Rebellious Subjectivities of Katniss Everdeen and Tris Prior"; Part II, Chapter 5 Gender Rolls: Bread and Resistance in the “Hunger Games” Trilogy; Part III, Chapter 10, Real or Not Real—Katniss Everdeen Loves Peeta Melark: The Lingering Effects of Discipline in the “Hunger Games” Trilogy.
Also available in print in COM Library.
See Chapter 1. Introducing the New Heroines: Before and After Katniss Everdeen
Of Bread, Blood and the Hunger Games[The World of The Hunger Games is an anthology of scholarly but accessible essays on Suzanne Collins's epic trilogy. Spanning multiple disciplines, its contributors probe the trilogy's meaning using theories grounded in historicism, feminism, humanism, queer theory, as well as cultural, political, and media studies. Although the contributors demonstrate diverse critical perspectives regarding Collins's novels, their work has three elements in common: an appreciation of the trilogy as literature, a belief in its permanent value, and a need to share both appreciation and belief with fellow readers. To that end, this anthology's introduction acknowledges the significance of the series as both young adult and trans-generational/trans-genre literature. The 21 essay-chapters that follow the introduction are grouped into four parts. Part I considers the trilogy in the context of ""History, Politics, Economics, and Culture,"" while Part II interrogates ""Ethics, Aesthetics, and Identity"" within the novels. Part III examines issues of ""Resistance, Surveillance, and Simulacra,"" while Part IV looks at some of the ""Thematic Parallels and Literary Traditions"" that readers can find in Collins's narratives. The anthology also includes a core bibliography of dystopian and postapocalyptic works, with emphasis on the young adult category--itself an increasingly crucial part of postmodern culture.]
The Politics of the Hunger GamesMoves and counter moves. The Hunger Games series follows the birth of a rebellion that takes on the Capitol's overbearing power. As we read about Katniss's journey from protecting her sister to embodying the hope of those long oppressed, political themes surface again and again. What does it mean to be a responsible political figure when living in a prison state? Who is the most effective political leader in the rebels' midst? This book explores these questions and others as it examines the ways that The Hunger Games series mirrors some of America's political questions. Is President Coin any less problematic than President Snow when it comes to upholding political ideals? Can a culture begin based on an assassination? Political Themes in The Hunger Games Series explores these and other questions as it examines several of the political themes that impact Katniss's journey from volunteer to the symbol of the rebellion. Throughout the analysis in this book parallels to our own politics force us to challenge our own political mindset.