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HPEF - Ascendio 2012
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The Hunger Games
Track : Sessions
Program Code: 790
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM  EST
Location: Venetian IV
Academic Panel: The Hunger Games - Valerie Frankel and Cathy Leogrande - Cathy Leogrande's paper, "From Harry to Katniss & Back to Pottermore: How JKR Took The World on a Transmedia Flight", examines how, with a convergence of circumstances, technology, and love, Rowling and her fans broke ground when together they melded text and other formats to create new narratives. Explore how and why Rowling and Warner Brothers set the stage for other fandoms and franchises such as Hunger Games. Valerie Frankel's paper, "Minerva's Not the Only Goddess Around: Naming and Symbolism in The Hunger Games", notes that as with Harry Potter, names have great significance in Suzanne Collins's books, referencing sixteen characters out of Shakespeare, all from a particular era of Rome. In her series, Collins unites the power of Shakespeare and Rome to retell an ancient epic of betrayal, violence, and glory on the stage of an apocalyptic future.

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