‘The Hunger Games’ – Spectacle, Panopticon & a Culture of Paranoia [3/3]

Here's the third and last installment of a series of posts on The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. You can find the first post over here, and the second post over here. Please note that all of the articles collected under this series will contain spoilers for The Hunger Games trilogy. You’ve been warned! (more…)

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‘The Hunger Games’ – Spectacle, Panopticon & a Culture of Paranoia [2/3]

Here's the second in a series of posts on The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. You can find the first post over here. Please note that all of the articles collected under this series will contain spoilers for The Hunger Games trilogy. You’ve been warned! (more…)

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‘The Hunger Games’ – Spectacle, Panopticon & a Culture of Paranoia [1/3]

In the spirit of producing “scholarly” dissections of geeky things for What’s a Geek, this series of posts revisits an old analysis I did of The Hunger Games. The original version of the paper that these posts cover was written way before the movies came out. However, in the spirit of discourse and even out of…

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The Odds Finally in Her Favor: A Review of Mockingjay Part 2

When the decision to split the final installment of The Hunger Games into two films was announced, I was torn over my own feelings of whether it could actually work. On one hand, Mockingjay is the densest book out of the trilogy both in sheer number of pages and in content -- and let's be…

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