The PR Wars: The Hunger Games Trilogy and Shakespeare’s Second Henriad

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McFarland & Co.
This collection of fresh essays on Suzanne Collins's epic trilogy spans multiple disciplines. The contributors probe the trilogy's meaning using theories grounded in historicism, feminism, humanism, queer theory, as well as cultural, political, and media studies.
Content Notes: Preface / Leisa A. Clark -- Introduction / Mary F. Pharr and Leisa A. Clark -- Part I. History, politics, economics, and culture. Panem in America : crisis economics and a call for political engagement / Bill Clemente --Absolute power games / Anthony Pavlik --Communal spectacle : reshaping history and memory through violence / Gretchen Koenig -- Reflection in a plastic mirror / Valerie Estelle Frankel --Coal dust and ballads : Appalachia and District 12 / Tina L. Hanlon -- The "fine reality of hunger satisfied" : food as cultural metaphor in Panem / Max Despain -- Part II. Ethics, aesthetics and identity. Katniss Everdeen's liminal choices and the foundations of revolutionary ethics / Guy Andre Risko -- Hungering for righteousness : music, spirituality, and Katniss Everdeen / Tammy L. Gant -- Revolutionary art in the age of reality TV / Katheryn Wright -- (Im)mutable natures : animal, human and hybrid horror / Sharon D. King -- "Killer" Katniss and "Lover Boy" Peeta : Suzanne Collins's defiance of gender-genred reading / Ellyn Lem and Holly Hassel -- Of queer necessity : Panem's Hunger Games as gender games / Jennifer Mitchell -- Part III. Resistance, surveillance, and simulacra. Costuming the resistance : the female spectacle of rebellion / Amy L. Montz -- "Perhaps I am watching you now" : Panem's panopticons / Kelley Wezner -- Fueling the spectacle : audience as "gamemaker" / Shannon R. Mortimore-Smith -- Simulacra, sacrifice, and survival in The Hunger Games, Battle Royale, and The Running Man / Helen Day -- Part IV. Thematic parallels and literary traditions. The PR wars: The Hunger Games trilogy and Shakespeare's second Henriad / Catherine R. Eskin -- The masks of femininity : perceptions of the feminine in The Hunger Games and Podkayne of Mars / Rodney M. DeaVault -- The child soldier and the self in Ender's Game and The Hunger Games / Sarah Outterson Murphy -- Apples to oranges : the heroines in Twilight and The Hunger Games / Amanda Firestone -- From the boy who lived to the girl who learned : Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen / Mary F. Pharr -- Dystopian and postapocalyptic fiction and criticism : a core bibliography, with emphasis on young adult works / Leisa A. Clark.
Young adult fiction, American -- History and criticism
Eskin, C. 2012. The PR Wars: The Hunger Games Trilogy and Shakespeare’s Second Henriad; In: Of Bread, Blood and The Hunger Games: Critical Essays on the Suzanne Collins Trilogy Edited by M. Pharr and L. Clarke. McFarland and Company, Jefferson, NC