Scholarly Studies in Harry Potter: Applying Academic Methods to a Popular Text

Scholarly Studies in Harry Potter: Applying Academic Methods to a Popular Text

By: Cynthia Whitney Hallett (editor)Hardback

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This book is intended primarily for an academic audience, especially scholars - students and teachers - doing research and publication in categories, such as myth and legend, children's literature, and the "Harry Potter" series in particular. Additionally, it is meant for college and university teachers. However, the essays do not contain jargon that would put off an avid "lay" "Harry Potter" fan. Overall, this collection is an excellent addition to the growing analytical scholarship on the "Harry Potter" series; however, it is the first academic collection to offer practical methods of using Rowling's novels in a variety of college and university classroom situations.

About Author

Professor Cynthia Whitney Hallett received her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida and is a member of the faculty at Bennett College for Women.


Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction - Serious Scholarship and Academic; Hocus Pocus: Conjuring Harry Potter into the Canon (Cynthia Whitney Hallet); 1. Educating Harry Potter: A Muggle's Perspective on Magic and Knowledge in the Wizard World of J. K. Rowling (Sarah E. Maier); 2. Harry Potter and the Temporal Prime Directive: Time Travel, Rule-Breaking, and Misapprehension in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Ron W. Cooley); 3. If yeh know where to go: Vision and Mapping in the Wizarding World (Jonathan P. Lewis); 4. A Basilisk, a Phoenix, and a Philosopher's Stone: Harry Potter's Myths and Legends (Peggy J. Huey); 5. Death and Rebirth: Harry Potter & the Mythology of the Phoenix (Sarah E. Gibbons); 6. The Harlequin in the Weasley Twins: Jesters in the Court of Prince Harry (and J. K. Rowling) (Rebecca Whitus Longster); 7. Lessons in Transfiguration: Allegories of Male Identity in Rowling's Harry Potter Series (Casey Cothran); - Conjuring Harry Potter into the Canon; 8. Reading J. K. Rowling Magically: Creating C. S. Lewis's "Good Reader" (Ernelle Fife); 9. The Problem of Identity in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Leigh A. Neithardt); 10. Of Young Magicians and Growing Up: J. K. Rowling, Her Critics, and the "Cultural Infantilism". Debate (Steve Barfield); 11. High-Brow Harry Potter: J. K. Rowling's Series as College-Level Literature (Laura Baker Shearer); 12. Hogwarts vs. "The Values' Wasteland": Harry Potter and the Formation of Character (William Wandless); 13. Metaphor and MetaFantasy: Questing for Literary Inheritance in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Evelyn M. Perry); About the Contributors; Afterword.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773460102
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780773460102
  • ISBN10: 0773460101

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