Event Title

P-08 Examining Katniss Everdeen’s Gender Ambiguity in The Hunger Games: How Suzanne Collins Utilizes the YA Genre to Resist Feminine Stereotypes

Location

Buller Hall 108

Start Date

3-11-2022 1:30 PM

End Date

3-11-2022 3:30 PM

Department

English

Description

Having grown up as a teenager in the 21st century, I have noticed the unrealistic expectations imposed on women by the media—the binaries of wholly good or wholly bad. Such themes remain heavily featured in young adult (YA) literature, a genre specifically aimed at teenagers. Thus, in analyzing The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, I undertake a twofold analysis. I aim to not only illustrate how Collins’s works tackle the specific issue of binary representation of women in the media, but also to validate the usefulness of the YA genre in commenting on current day issues facing teens.

Acknowledgments

Advisor: Vanessa Corredera, English

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P-08 Examining Katniss Everdeen’s Gender Ambiguity in The Hunger Games: How Suzanne Collins Utilizes the YA Genre to Resist Feminine Stereotypes

Buller Hall 108

Having grown up as a teenager in the 21st century, I have noticed the unrealistic expectations imposed on women by the media—the binaries of wholly good or wholly bad. Such themes remain heavily featured in young adult (YA) literature, a genre specifically aimed at teenagers. Thus, in analyzing The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, I undertake a twofold analysis. I aim to not only illustrate how Collins’s works tackle the specific issue of binary representation of women in the media, but also to validate the usefulness of the YA genre in commenting on current day issues facing teens.