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Approaching the Hunger Games Trilogy

Approaching the Hunger Games Trilogy Author Tom Henthorne
ISBN-10 9780786468645
Release 2012-07-12
Pages 206
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"This book addresses Suzanne Collins's work from a number of literary and cultural perspectives in an effort to better understand both its significance and appeal. 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"--Provided by publisher.



Of Bread Blood and The Hunger Games

Of Bread  Blood and The Hunger Games Author Mary F. Pharr
ISBN-10 9780786470198
Release 2012-07-10
Pages 256
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This collection of fresh essays on Suzanne Collins's epic trilogy spans multiple disciplines. The contributors probe the trilogy's meaning using theories grounded in historicism, feminism, humanism, queer theory, as well as cultural, political, and media studies. The essayists demonstrate diverse perspectives regarding Collins's novels but their works have 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. The 21 essays that follow the context-setting introduction are grouped into four parts: Part I "History, Politics, Economics, and Culture," Part II "Ethics, Aesthetics, and Identity," Part III "Resistance, Surveillance, and Simulacra," and Part IV "Thematic Parallels and Literary Traditions." A core bibliography of dystopian and postapocalyptic works is included, with emphasis on the young adult category--itself an increasingly crucial part of postmodern culture.



Art Literature and Culture from a Marxist Perspective

Art  Literature and Culture from a Marxist Perspective Author Tony McKenna
ISBN-10 9781137526618
Release 2015-08-18
Pages 215
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This title offers a Marxist take on a selection of artistic and cultural achievements from the rap music of Tupac Shakur to the painting of Van Gogh, from HBO's Breaking Bad to Balzac's Cousin Bette , from the magical realm of Harry Potter to the apocalyptic landscape of The Walking Dead , from The Hunger Games to Game of Thrones .



Violence in Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games Trilogy

Violence in Suzanne Collins  The Hunger Games Trilogy Author Gary Wiener
ISBN-10 9780737769906
Release 2014-08-21
Pages 200
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Suzanne Collins' dystopian trilogy envisions a world where survival and violence quite literally take the center stage. To maintain order, suppress independence, and punish past rebellions, the Capitol selects two participants, or tributes, from each of the twelve districts to fight in an annual televised death match called the Hunger Games. This compelling edition explores Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games through the lens of violence. The book provides biographical information about the author and offers a perspective on her influences. A series of essays, which discuss aspects of the novel, focusing on Katniss, her struggles, and the meaning and impact of violence, allow readers to gain a greater insight into the intersection between social issues and literature.



The Politics of Panem

The Politics of Panem Author Sean P. Connors
ISBN-10 9789462098060
Release 2014-09-24
Pages 227
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The Hunger Games trilogy is a popular culture success. Embraced by adults as well as adolescents, Suzanne Collins’s bestselling books have inspired an equally popular film franchise. But what, if anything, can reading the Hunger Games tell us about what it means to be human in the world today? What complex social and political issues does the trilogy invite readers to explore? Does it merely entertain, or does it also instruct? Bringing together scholars in literacy education and the humanities, The Politics of Panem: Challenging Genres examines how the Hunger Games books and films, when approached from the standpoint of theory, can challenge readers and viewers intellectually. At the same time, by subjecting Collins’s trilogy to literary criticism, this collection of essays challenges its complexity as an example of dystopian literature for adolescents. How can applying philosophic frameworks such as those attributable to Socrates and Foucault to the Hunger Games trilogy deepen our appreciation for the issues it raises? What, if anything, can we learn from considering fan responses to the Hunger Games? How might adapting the trilogy for film complicate its ability to engage in sharp-edged social criticism? By exploring these and other questions, The Politics of Panem: Challenging Genres invites teachers, students, and fans of the Hunger Games to consider how Collins’s trilogy, as a representative of young adult dystopian fiction, functions as a complex narrative. In doing so, it highlights questions and issues that lend themselves to critical exploration in secondary and college classrooms.



Girls on Fire

Girls on Fire Author Sarah Hentges
ISBN-10 9781476631448
Release 2018-04-03
Pages 290
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 Under the threat of climate change, corruption, inequality and injustice, Americans may feel they are living in a dystopian novel come to life. Like many American narratives, dystopian stories often focus on males as the agents of social change. With a focus on the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality and power, the author analyzes the themes, issues and characters in young adult (YA) dystopian fiction featuring female protagonists—the Girls on Fire who inspire progressive transformation for the future.



The Cold of May Day Monday

The Cold of May Day Monday Author Robert Anthony Welch
ISBN-10 9780199686841
Release 2014-04
Pages 331
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The Cold of May Day Monday is an account of one of the most interesting literary histories in the world, offering insights into the connections between Irish legend and literature, and accounts of the best Irish writers of the twentieth century.



Cultural Theory

Cultural Theory Author Imre Szeman
ISBN-10 9781405180832
Release 2010-04-26
Pages 548
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Cultural Theory: An Anthology is a collection of the essential readings that have shaped and defined the field of contemporary cultural theory Features a historically diverse and methodologically concise collection of readings including rare essays such as Pierre Bourdieu s Forms of Capital (1986), Gilles Deleuze Postscript on Societies of Control (1992), and Fredric Jameson s Reification and Utopia in Mass Culture (1979) Offers a radical new approach to teaching and studying cultural theory with material arranged around the central areas of inquiry in contemporary cultural study the status and significance of culture itself, power, ideology, temporality, space and scale, and subjectivity Section introductions, designed to assist the student reader, provide an overview of each piece, explaining the context in which it was written and offering a brief intellectual biography of the author A large annotated bibliography of primary and secondary works for each author and topic promotes further research and discussion Features a useful glossary of critical terms



We A Dystopian Science Fiction Classic The Unabridged Original 1924 Edition

We  A Dystopian Science Fiction Classic    The Unabridged Original 1924 Edition Author Yevgeny Zamyatin
ISBN-10 9788026836001
Release 2015-06-04
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Conrad s Trojan Horses

Conrad s Trojan Horses Author Tom Henthorne
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131658267
Release 2008
Pages 234
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"Examines Conrad's efforts to cloak his political leanings with a Trojan horse strategy and other postcolonial techniques, in order to satisfy conservative publishers and ensure himself a larger imperial audience. Analyzes both major and early works, as well as Conrad's influence on modernist and postcolonial writers"--Provided by publisher.



The Panem Companion

The Panem Companion Author V. Arrow
ISBN-10 9781937856274
Release 2012-12-04
Pages 224
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Go deeper into the home of the Hunger Games with the creator of the best-known fan map of Panem • What does Panem look like? • How does Panem define race? • How do Panem’s districts reflect the major themes of the trilogy? • What allusions to our world are found in Panem names like Finnick, Johanna, Beetee, Cinna, Everdeen, and Mellark? The Panem Companion gives fresh insight into Suzanne Collins’ trilogy by looking at the world of the Hunger Games and the forces that kept its citizens divided since the First Rebellion. With a blend of academic insight and true fan passion, V. Arrow explores how Panem could have evolved from the America we know today and uses textual clues to piece together Panem’s beliefs about class, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexuality, and more. Includes an extensive name lexicon and color-illustrated unofficial map



William Gibson

William Gibson Author Tom Henthorne
ISBN-10 9780786486939
Release 2011-06-15
Pages 176
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"William Gibson, founding father of cyberpunk, is one of today's most popular science fiction writers. This companion provides literary and cultural context from Gibson's first short story, 'Fragments of a Hologram Rose' (1977), to his seminal cyberpunk classic Neuromancer (1984), to his best-selling novel Zero History (2010), and commentary on Gibson's subjects, themes, and approaches"--Provided by publisher.



Battle Royale The Novel

Battle Royale  The Novel Author Koushun Takami
ISBN-10 1421527723
Release 2009-11-17
Pages 624
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In an alternative future Japan, junior high students are forced to fight to the death! L to R (Western Style). Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill one another until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan--where it then proceeded to become a runaway bestseller--Battle Royale is a Lord of the Fliesfor the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world. Made into a controversial hit movie of the same name, Battle Royale is already a contemporary Japanese pulp classic, now available for the first time in the English language. A group of high school students are taken to small isolated island and forced to fight each other until only one remains alive! If they break the rules a special collar blows their heads off. Koushun Takami's brutal, high-octane thriller is told in breathless. blow-by-blow fashion. Battle Royale is a contemporary Japanese pulp classic now available for the first time in English.



Interrogating Popular Culture

Interrogating Popular Culture Author Stacy Takacs
ISBN-10 9781135020699
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 268
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Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions offers an accessible introduction to the study of popular culture, both historical and contemporary. Beginning from the assumption that cultural systems are dynamic, contradictory, and hard to pin down, Stacy Takacs explores the field through a survey of important questions, addressing: Definitions: What is popular culture? How has it developed over time? What functions does it serve? Method: What is a proper object of study? How should we analyze and interpret popular texts and practices? Influence: How does popular culture relate to social power and control? Identity and disposition: How do we relate to popular culture? How does it move and connect us? Environment: How does popular culture shape the ways we think, feel and act in the world? Illustrated with a wide variety of case studies, covering everything from medieval spectacle to reality TV, sports fandom and Youtube, Interrogating Popular Culture gives students a theoretically rich analytical toolkit for understanding the complex relationship between popular culture, identity and society.



The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter Author Lana A. Whited
ISBN-10 0826215491
Release 2004
Pages 418
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Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter is the first book-length analysis of J. K. Rowling's work from a broad range of perspectives within literature, folklore, psychology, sociology, and popular culture. A significant portion of the book explores the Harry Potter series' literary ancestors, including magic and fantasy works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Monica Furlong, Jill Murphy, and others, as well as previous works about the British boarding school experience. Other chapters explore the moral and ethical dimensions of Harry's world, including objections to the series raised within some religious circles. In her new epilogue, Lana A. Whited brings this volume up to date by covering Rowling's latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.



Katniss the Cattail

Katniss the Cattail Author Valerie Estelle Frankel
ISBN-10 9781469968247
Release 2012-02-13
Pages 104
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"Bringing details from myths, herbal guides, military histories, and the classics, English professor and award-winning pop culture author Valerie Estelle Frankel sheds light on the deeper meanings behind Panem's heroes and villains in this hottest of YA trilogies." --P. [4] of cover.



Reading for Learning

Reading for Learning Author Maria Nikolajeva
ISBN-10 9027201579
Release 2014-06-10
Pages 247
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How does reading fiction affect young people? How can they transfer fictional experience into real life? Why do they care about fictional characters? How does fiction enhance young people's sense of self-hood? Supported by cognitive psychology and brain research, this ground-breaking book is the first study of young readers' cognitive and emotional engagement with fiction. It explores how fiction stimulates perception, attention, imagination and other cognitive activity, and opens radically new ways of thinking about literature for young readers. Examining a wide range of texts for a young audience, from picturebooks to young adult novels, the combination of cognitive criticism and children s literature theory also offers significant insights for literary studies beyond the scope of children s fiction. An important milestone in cognitive criticism, the book provides convincing evidence that reading fiction is indispensable for young people s intellectual, emotional and social maturation."