Today in class, we started with a discussion of The Hunger Games pt 3, based on your Twitter discussion questions (see Storify below). We talked through some of the major developments of the end of the novel, then turned our attention to the article you read for class today, “Burn with Us: Sacrificing Childhood in The Hunger Games,” by Susan Shau Ming Tan. We also talked a little about the concept of a feminist utopia/dystopia and discussed whether or not we thought Katniss might fit the description of a feminist dystopian hero.
After our discussion of the texts, we also spent a little time looking briefly at MLA citations and the purpose of using them within our own writing. We looked briefly at the new MLA 8 citation style, which we will continue to discuss in more detail later in the semester. You will want to be sure to keep your MLA handbook nearby as you research, locate sources, and work on artifacts that require citations.
You will write an MLA citation for your independent reading book and the Miller article on your own tonight and bring it to class on Wednesday (a digital version is fine, no need to print it out).
- Read “The Making of a Blockbuster” by Laura Miller (LIVETWEET + Discussion Q)
- Watch Mockingjay Pt 1 (LIVETWEET + Discussion Q)
- Write MLA citation for independent reading text and Miller article and bring to class (digital is fine)
- Bring your MLA 8 handbook with you to class
OPTIONAL: Screening of Mockingjay Pt 1 (The third Hunger Games movie) at 4pm Monday, Jan 30