Classical Names as key to The Hunger Games – 13:15-13:45, Thursday 31st October 2013
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 incorporates the Classical names and images of Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. and director/adaptor Gary Ross’ Hunger Games film and the pre-publicity for Catcxhing 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 explores whether recognising references to the classical past can tip the odds in the readers’ and viewers’ favour.
The talk will take place in Leeds City Museum either in the Denny or Thoresby rooms (Lower Ground Floor) or in the Leeds Story Gallery. Please look out for the posters and ask or follow the signs on the day.