Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Blog Entry 10: The Hero's Journey in The Hunger Games

Write a reflection either on “The Hero’s Journey in The Hunger Games.” Make sure to include topics discussed by Dr. Mazeroff.  Blog is due by Sunday, April 13, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Blog Entry 9: Gender Relations and Romance or Leadership

This reflection is either about "Gender Relations and Romance in The Hunger Games" (women’s capabilities and potential, taking on traditional male tasks, subversion of traditional gender roles, gender transgression, etc.).  Make sure to include the lecture by Dr. Raley and Chapter 11 from Pfarr & Clark  in your reflection.  See also the article in The Nation:  
 On Dr. Casey's lecture and story. You must relate what he talked about to the content of our class, specifically to the notion of leadership in The Hunger Games.
Blog is due by Sunday, April 6, 8 p.m.


Blog Entry 8: Lecture by Dr. Telhami

Write a reflection on the lecture by Dr. Shibley Telhami and the Arab Spring (uprisings, regime change, civil wars, intervention from outside) and relate that to The Hunger Games. Blog is due by Sunday, March 30, 8 p.m. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Blog Entry 7

In chapter 16 of Mockingjay, Collins writes about District 12 “We may have been the smallest district in Panem, but we know how to dance.” Discuss the importance of music and dance in The Hunger Games compared to Appalachia. Make sure to talk about at least one of the 3 songs mentioned in the trilogy: “Deep in the Medow,” “The Valley Song,” and “The Hanging Tree.” Blog is due by Sunday, March 9, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Blog Entry 6

Write a reflection on one of the following 2 topics:
  1. Describe how the Hunger Games Trilogy can be seen as Dystopian fiction. Make sure to incorporate the required reading (Chapter 6 by Henthorne) and the lectures by our two guest speakers.
  2. What is the relationship to/ influence of text/ television on society? Make sure to include the reading (Chapter 5 by Henthorne) and the guest lecture in your reflection. Blog is due by Sunday, March 2, 8 p.m.

Blog Entry 5

Which one of the three books did you like the most or least? Why? You must be specific and elaborate on why you liked/ disliked the book. What did you like about it? Character development, storyline, ending, … Blog is due by Sunday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Blog Entry 4

In this Blog entry, please compare and contrast the second book with the film. You can either focus on a few similarities and differences between the book and the film or on one aspect of both, either storyline, characters, staging, portrayal of capitol and district 12, etc. Another option would be to compare the first with the second book. Blog is due by Sunday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m.