Event Title

The First-Year Writing Games: Unmasking and the Politics of Literacy in “The Hunger Games”

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Art & Letters

Major

English

Marketing

Location

RM 215-218

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Gina Hanson

Start Date

5-27-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

5-27-2014 5:30 PM

Abstract

Our presentation at the Symposium, “The Panoptic Structures in ‘The Hunger Games and in Academic Discourse,” we will address the effect institutional control has on the academic pedagogy. We will use The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins to show the similarities between members of the districts in the novel and first year “remedial students” are illustrated by James Paul Gee’s idea that students who were not born into discourse can never completely gain acceptance into Academia. We want to show the similarities between how first year students are being oppressed by being labeled as remedial and not fully being embraced into Academia, which will be done by comparing their oppression the certain characters in districts face in The Hunger Games. The purpose of my research is to cause members within Academia to rethink their beliefs as it pertains to labeling students. I want them to view and treat each student as a normal college student.

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May 27th, 1:00 PM May 27th, 5:30 PM

The First-Year Writing Games: Unmasking and the Politics of Literacy in “The Hunger Games”

RM 215-218

Our presentation at the Symposium, “The Panoptic Structures in ‘The Hunger Games and in Academic Discourse,” we will address the effect institutional control has on the academic pedagogy. We will use The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins to show the similarities between members of the districts in the novel and first year “remedial students” are illustrated by James Paul Gee’s idea that students who were not born into discourse can never completely gain acceptance into Academia. We want to show the similarities between how first year students are being oppressed by being labeled as remedial and not fully being embraced into Academia, which will be done by comparing their oppression the certain characters in districts face in The Hunger Games. The purpose of my research is to cause members within Academia to rethink their beliefs as it pertains to labeling students. I want them to view and treat each student as a normal college student.