Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dystopian Lit : Wednesday updates

Paper deadline: rolling admissions but due by Friday
      - put together the entire process (idea development, thesis development, outline, note if rough draft is on google docs)
      - final paper submitted via Google Docs or hard copy

On the back burner:
Here is the document outlining the projects for Term 2 - comments welcome. Please help me make it as clear as possible.

Dystopias I like / Want to Read:
Choose a book that will help you create your dystopian world
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow - non-fiction dystopia about current Internet laws in Britain
- Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
- We (in the same vein of 1984
- The Hunger Games (only if you haven't read it before - perhaps pair w/critical discourse on film)
- The Giver by Lois Lowry 
- Fahrenheit 451 by Kurt Vonnegut 
- Divergent 
- Animal Farm by George Orwell 
- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (a little more sci fi than dystopian, but it works)
- Matched 
- Uglies 
- V for Vendetta (too risque with anarchy?)
Unwind (need to approve for discussion on abortion - this is a SUPER powerful book)
- When She Woke (combination of The Scarlet Letter and The Handmaid's Tale - instead of going to jail, criminals get their skin 'chromed' the color of their crime) 
- The Maze Runner (also a bit too set up for the sequel, but it happens)
- I am Legend
- Battle Royale (maybe? I hear it's a more violent Lord of the Flies?)
- A Canticle for Lebowitz (post-apocalyptic attempt to preserve texts) 
- Neuromancer (renegades within the digital 'matrix)  
- Ready Player One (might be good connection for those who like video games)
- The Running Man (like that movie Gamer, where someone enters a video game world to stay alive)


  1. I suggest that we have the option to read the hunger games, ALL THREE HUNGER GAMES. Or I think I am Legend is also a good one, as well as V for Vendetta I do not know much about it but i have heard good things about it.