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Divergence of Genre and Gender: A Study on Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games Trilogy

Kenne, Hanna LU (2017) ENGK01 20162
English Studies
Abstract
Suzanne Collins’ trilogy The Hunger Games is, thus far, one of the 21st century’s most well
known young adult series, and Collins has been praised for challenging things such as gender
stereotypes and genre limitations. It has been labelled as a contemporary young adult
dystopian novel, and has a strong female protagonist. I explored the idea of The Hunger
Games Trilogy being both a dystopian novel, as well as a Bildungsroman, and addressed the
characteristics of both genres in a quest of finding agreements and deviances. I researched the
field for information about the two genres, and about gender in literature. I found that Collins’
has broadened the idea of both the Bildungsroman and dystopian Novels, while at the same
time... (More)
Suzanne Collins’ trilogy The Hunger Games is, thus far, one of the 21st century’s most well
known young adult series, and Collins has been praised for challenging things such as gender
stereotypes and genre limitations. It has been labelled as a contemporary young adult
dystopian novel, and has a strong female protagonist. I explored the idea of The Hunger
Games Trilogy being both a dystopian novel, as well as a Bildungsroman, and addressed the
characteristics of both genres in a quest of finding agreements and deviances. I researched the
field for information about the two genres, and about gender in literature. I found that Collins’
has broadened the idea of both the Bildungsroman and dystopian Novels, while at the same
time experimenting with gender assumptions. (Less)
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Kenne, Hanna LU
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ENGK01 20162
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Suzanne, Collins, Gender, Genre, Bildungsroman, Dystopia, Young, Adult
language
English
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8900739
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2017-02-06 14:57:50
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@misc{8900739,
  abstract     = {Suzanne Collins’ trilogy The Hunger Games is, thus far, one of the 21st century’s most well
known young adult series, and Collins has been praised for challenging things such as gender
stereotypes and genre limitations. It has been labelled as a contemporary young adult
dystopian novel, and has a strong female protagonist. I explored the idea of The Hunger
Games Trilogy being both a dystopian novel, as well as a Bildungsroman, and addressed the
characteristics of both genres in a quest of finding agreements and deviances. I researched the
field for information about the two genres, and about gender in literature. I found that Collins’
has broadened the idea of both the Bildungsroman and dystopian Novels, while at the same
time experimenting with gender assumptions.},
  author       = {Kenne, Hanna},
  keyword      = {Suzanne,Collins,Gender,Genre,Bildungsroman,Dystopia,Young,Adult},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Divergence of Genre and Gender: A Study on Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games Trilogy},
  year         = {2017},
}