Columns // 4 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
Katniss Everdeen: The Girl Who Volunteers?
10 Nov 2014 // 9:20 PM
Despite claims that The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen represents a step forward for women, her self-sacrificial streak reveals just how unfree she really is.
The Empress' New Clothes: Brave New Heroines in Young Adult Fiction
8 Sep 2014 // 9:11 PM
Reading heroine-driven young adult (YA) fiction, one can't help but wonder why stagnant views of women’s sexuality and societal roles prevail.
Formulating 'The Hunger Games' Part 2: Evolution of the Mockingjay
3 May 2016 // 10:00 PM
From Death Race to The 10th Victim, may the odds be ever in your favour!
Formulating 'The Hunger Games' Part 1: When Books Catch Fire
25 Apr 2016 // 9:00 PM
Like The Hunger Games? There are a lot of similar books that you'll love. Think The Hunger Games stories are a rip off? Read on; the same applies.
‘Hunger Games’ Is Part of a Long, Grisly Tradition in Literature
29 Mar 2012 // 1:00 AM
Violence committed by and against children has a long, grisly tradition in literature — as an allegory for adult cruelty, a representation of the emotional volatility of adolescence and a tension-raiser for audiences.
Casting Katniss: Is Hollywood Whitewashing 'The Hunger Games'?
27 Sep 2010 // 6:20 AM
Rumors about casting Katniss, the olive-skinned, grey-eyed heroine of the YA sensation The Hunger Games have been flying around the interwebs and one name, Chloe Moretz, keeps popping up. There’s just one problem: Moretz is fair, blonde, and has green eyes.