Sunday, January 26, 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.

Monday, January 20, 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.

Sunday, January 19, 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.


Monday, January 13, 2014

Blog Entry: Panem et Circenses OR Theseus-Minotaur Myth

Write an analysis of the parallels between the tributes in the arena and the gladiators in old Rome. How can we apply the notion of “panem et circenses” to The Hunger Games. OR Discuss the similarities and differences between The Hunger Games and the Theseus-Minotaur story. Blog is due by Sunday, Feb. 8, by 9 p.m.