Song of the Mockingjay, an essay exploring the nature of Katniss Everdeen’s agency in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series, is now available in eBook format as the first book in the Engen Academia line.
The Engen Academia line of print and electronic copy books provides young academics in Canada with a venue through which they can publish academically peer-reviewed, original works of interest to science-fiction and fantasy genres.
Song of the Mockingjay was written by Erin Vance as a part of her Honours thesis with Memorial University of Newfoundland.
The essay was written by Erin Vance, an editor whose previous editing credits include the 2016 anthology Sci-Fi from the Rock, Christopher Walsh’s fantasy epic As Fierce as Steel (Gold & Steel), Cinders, Sinister Intent, Exodus of Angels, and more.
In her introduction, Vance writes: “the fact that The Hunger Games does not glorify war and condemns government oppression demands further critical analysis and recognition. Although the events of the first two books, The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, tell the story of a rebellion and war, the conclusion of the series, Mockingjay, implies that both sides of a war commit crimes, and that no soldier is innocent. As this series is aimed at those who are on the cusp of adulthood and vulnerable to political persuasion, the fact that it explores themes with which young adults struggle and parallels these struggles with political issues makes the series not only relevant, but ripe for scholarly analysis.”
Song of the Mockingjay is available now for Kindle by clicking the cover image above, and will be available for print soon! Great for anyone interested in The Hunger Games, academic analysis, or perhaps writing their own thesis papers and in need of reasonably-priced material to cite for their work!