Archive for: Hunger Games

The Romance of Dystopia

YA dytopia as romance.

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Survival of the Purest: Neoliberalism in The Hunger Games and Battle Royale

Battle Royale, Hunger Games, our endless recession, and the culling of adolescents.

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Gay YA: Harry Potter, Twilight, and Nora Olsen’s Swans and Klons

Go buy Nora Olsen’s Swans and Klons right now, damn it.

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Dystopian Fashion

Gattaca, Hunger Games, and how to be well-dressed for the coming totalitarian nightmare

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Edward, Daddy

Incest in Twilight and the Hunger Games

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Monika Bartyzel on Bella, Buffy, Katniss, and Femininity

I’m sick of the arguments against Bella because I’ve yet to see one that doesn’t try to morph the facts to fit the argument.

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Tween Horror

“The widespread and almost-always knee-jerk “feminist” contempt for Bella, both in itself and in comparison with “tough” female characters like Katniss and Buffy, is a tremendous intellectual and social failure.”

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