Tag archive for YA Dystopia

Teaching the Hunger Games in the Undergraduate American Studies Classroom

Following is a post that I wrote for the blog of the American Studies Journal. Here’s the link┬áto the piece in its original context. Last semester, I ended my introductory American Studies seminar, Popular Culture and American Childhood, with M.T. Anderson’s wonderful 2001 young-adult dystopia…

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What’s In My Holiday Bookbag (II)

Last year around this time, I wrote a blog post that was a blatant copy of a post that Adam Golub, an alum of my graduate program and a faithful Tweep, had contributed to Forbes.com. This was the Holiday Bookbag, a simple rundown of the…

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Young and Hot: Saci Lloyd’s The Carbon Diaries

“Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum. – 2006” – Kurt Vonnegut, from his Confetti project Last month, Sara Reardon’s research, “Climate Change Sparks Battles in the Classroom,” based on interviews with 800 members of the National Earth Science…

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