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Thesis statement: The Hunger Games Trilogy and Twilight Series use the contradictory
presentation of sexualities showcasing the complexities of modern young adults fighting to strike
a balance between meeting the structured expectations of society and obtaining full and unjudged
1. Major points and possible conclusions
2. Possible Concerns
3. Annotated bibliography
a) Abate, M. A. (2015). “The Capitol Accent Is So Affected Almost Anything
Sounds Funny in It”: The Hunger Games Trilogy, Queerness, and Paranoid
Reading. Journal of LGBT Youth, 12(4), 397-418.
b) Allan, J. A., & Santos, C. (2016). The Politics of Virginity and Abstinence in the
Twilight Saga. In A. Spahr (Ed.), Virgin Envy: The Cultural (in) significance of
the Hymen (pp. 67-96). Regina, Canada: University of Regina.
c) Green-Barteet, M. A. (2014). "I'm beginning to know who I am": The Rebellious
Subjectivities of Katniss Everdeen and Tris Prior. In S. K. Day & A. L. Montz
(Eds.), Female Rebellion in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction. Burlington, VT:
d) Jarvis, C. (2013). The Twilight of Feminism? Stephenie Meyer’s Saga and the
Contradictions of Contemporary Girlhood. Children's Literature in Education,
45(2), 101-115. doi:10.1007/s10583-013-9212-9
e) Pullian, J. (2014). Real or Not Real - Katniss Everdeen Loves Peeta Melark: The
Lingering Effects of Discipline in the "Hunger Games” Trilogy. In M. S. Day, D.
M. Green-Barteet, & D. A. Montz (Eds.), Female Rebellion in Young Adult
Dystopian Fiction. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing.
f) Seymour, J. (2015). “Murder Me…Become a Man”: Establishing the Masculine
Care Circle in Young Adult Dystopia. Reading Psychology, 37(4), 627-649.
g) Taber, N., Woloshyn, V., & Lane, L. (2013). ‘She's more like a guy’ and ‘he's
more like a teddy bear’: girls' perception of violence and gender in The Hunger
Games. Journal of Youth Studies, 16(8), 1022-1037.
Running head: RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Research Design and Annotated Bibliography
RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Thesis: The Hunger Games Trilogy and Twilight Series use the contradictory presentation of
sexualities showcasing the complexities of modern young adults fighting to strike a balance
between meeting the structured expectations of society and obtaining full and unjudged
Major points and possible conclusions
A. Complexities of virginity in Twilight 1. The main characters wait until marriage to be sexually initiated, contrary
to contemporary expectations that virginity of both men and women is
irrelevant to such a relationship
2. The virginity discuss is however not actively portrayed, only implied
showcasing the extent to which the topic is unwelcome today
B. The predominant heterosexual focus in both series
1. In Twilight, the main characters are strongly heterosexual, and the whole
series is built around it as the fundamental sexuality despite there being
strong LGBTQ campaigns today
2. In The Hunger Games, the resi...