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Classical Names as key to The Hunger Games – uploaded

December 2, 2013
Poster with images and logos from The Hunger Games and Catching Fire

My poster for my talk

Following a recent presentation at the “Swords, Sorcery, Sandals and Space: The Fantastika and the Classical World” Science Fiction Foundation Conference in Liverpool (29 June – 1 July 2013) on Classical names in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy, Eleanor OKell incorporated the Classical names and images of Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. and director/adaptor Gary Ross’ Hunger Games film and the pre-publicity for Catching Fire (world premiere 11th November 2013, London; in cinemas from 22nd November 2013).

In a world where trust is hard to come by and nothing is what it seems, this talk explored whether recognising references to the classical past can tip the odds in the readers’ and viewers’ favour and discovers that classical references play a role both in simplifying and complicating matters.

View the PowerPoint slides (as pdf document).

Listen to the talk:

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