Harry Potter and International Relations

Harry Potter and International Relations
Author: Daniel H. Nexon,Iver B. Neumann
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780742539594
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harry Potter and International Relations Book Excerpt:

Drawing on a range of historical and sociological sources, this work shows how aspects of Harry's world contain aspects of our own. It also includes chapters on the political economy of the franchise, and on the problems of studying popular culture.

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter
Author: Lana A. Whited
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780826215499
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter is the first book-length analysis of J. K. Rowling's work from a broad range of perspectives within literature, folklore, psychology, sociology, and popular culture. A significant portion of the book explores the Harry Potter series' literary ancestors, including magic and fantasy works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Monica Furlong, Jill Murphy, and others, as well as previous works about the British boarding school experience. Other chapters explore the moral and ethical dimensions of Harry's world, including objections to the series raised within some religious circles. In her new epilogue, Lana A. Whited brings this volume up to date by covering Rowling's latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Harry Potter

Harry Potter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: PediaPress
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Teaching with Harry Potter

Teaching with Harry Potter
Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-02-06
ISBN: 1476601224
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching with Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

The Harry Potter phenomenon created a surge in reading with a lasting effect on all areas of culture, especially education. Today, teachers across the world are harnessing the power of the series to teach history, gender studies, chemistry, religion, philosophy, sociology, architecture, Latin, medieval studies, astronomy, SAT skills, and much more. These essays discuss the diverse educational possibilities of J.K. Rowling’s books. Teachers of younger students use Harry and Hermione to encourage kids with disabilities or show girls the power of being brainy scientists. Students are reading fanfiction, splicing video clips, or exploring Rowling’s new website, Pottermore. Harry Potter continues to open new doors to learning.

The Politics of Harry Potter

The Politics of Harry Potter
Author: B. Barratt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2012-11-09
ISBN: 113701654X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

This political analysis of Harry Potter uses the beloved wizarding world to introduce readers to the equally murky and intimidating world of politics. Rowling's work provides us with entries into all of the most important political questions in history, from terrorism and human rights to the classic foundations of political thought.

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter
Author: Beatrice Groves
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2017-06-14
ISBN: 135197873X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter builds on the world-wide enthusiasm for J. K. Rowling’s series in order to introduce its readers to some of the great works of literature on which Rowling draws. Harry Potter’s narrative techniques are rooted in the western literary tradition and its allusiveness provides insight into Rowling’s fictional world. Each chapter of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter consists of an in-depth discussion of the intersection between Harry Potter and a canonical literary work, such as the plays of Shakespeare, the poetry of Homer, Ovid, the Gawain-poet, Chaucer, Milton and Tennyson, and the novels of Austen, Hardy and Dickens. This approach aims to transform the reader’s understanding of Rowling’s literary achievement as well as to encourage the discovery of works with which they may be less familiar. The aim of this book is to delight Potter fans with a new perspective on their favourite books while harnessing that enthusiasm to increase their wider appreciation of literature.

Harry Potter Places Book One

Harry Potter Places Book One
Author: C. D. Miller
Publsiher: First Edition Design Pub.
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 1937520587
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harry Potter Places Book One Book Excerpt:

Welcome to Harry Potter Places Book One--London and London Side-Along Apparations, the first of five guidebooks designed to help Potterites visit Potterverse places in the UK, including real-life places mentioned in JKR's novels and movie film sites. On the website you'll find Book One's Table of Contents and learn about all the Harry Potter Places travel guidebooks. www.HarryPotterPlaces.com

Reading Harry Potter Again New Critical Essays

Reading Harry Potter Again  New Critical Essays
Author: Giselle Liza Anatol
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2009-05-19
ISBN: 0313361983
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Harry Potter Again New Critical Essays Book Excerpt:

Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays extends the discussion of the Harry Potter books by covering the entire series in one new and comprehensive volume. This new volume of essays covers the entire seven-book sequence. Contributors consider a number of themes from a variety of perspectives. Areas addressed include religious themes, morality, race, magic, and other themes popular in discussing the books. Fans of the series, indeed anyone interested in the Harry Potter phenomenon, will better appreciate and understand Rowling's works and the impact of her stories on our culture and our times.

Re Reading Harry Potter

Re Reading Harry Potter
Author: S. Gupta
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2003-05-30
ISBN: 1403918392
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re Reading Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

This is the first extended text-based analysis of the social and political implications of the Harry Potter phenomenon. Arguments are primarily based on close readings of the first four Harry Potter books and the first two films - in other words, a 'text-to-world' method is followed. This study does not assume that the phenomenon concerns children alone, or should be lightly dismissed as a matter of pure entertainment. The amount of money, media coverage, and ideological unease involved indicates otherwise. The first part provides a survey of responses (both of general readers and critics) to the Harry Potter books. Some of the methodological decisions underlying this study itself are also explained here. The second part examines the presentation of certain themes, including gender, race and desire, in the Harry Potter books, with a view to understanding how these may impinge on social and political concerns of our world.

Changing Readers Attitudes The Representation of Discrimination in the Harry Potter Novels

Changing Readers    Attitudes  The Representation of Discrimination in the Harry Potter Novels
Author: Alena Eikens
Publsiher: Anchor Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2017-08
ISBN: 3960671644
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing Readers Attitudes The Representation of Discrimination in the Harry Potter Novels Book Excerpt:

When Joanne K. Rowling published her first Harry Potter novel in 1997, probably nobody expected the tremendous success her writing debut was going to bring her. The huge popularity of the seven-book series led not only to an equally successful series of film adaptations, but also to a variety of well selling merchandise. Children and adults alike are enchanted by the wizarding world that Rowling so meticulously created. However, Rowling’s story does not only serve as a source for our entertainment, she also uses her fantasy world as a metaphor for our own world, depicting rights and wrongs in many different fields. One of the main themes is even a very controversial one: discrimination. And Rowling did not just invent a world in black and white, she does not simply tell the reader that prejudice is a reprehensible trait in our society. Rather, she created a world for the readers to explore and find things out for themselves as the story continued. In this paper, the author claims that the representation of discrimination in the Harry Potter series influences the readers in a positive way and that they are likely less prejudiced against stigmatised groups after reading the books.

The Alchemical Harry Potter

The Alchemical Harry Potter
Author: Anne J. Mamary
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2020-12-22
ISBN: 1476681341
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Alchemical Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

When Harry Potter first boards the Hogwarts Express, he journeys to a world which Rowling says has alchemy as its "internal logic." The Philosopher's Stone, known for its power to transform base metals into gold and to give immortality to its maker, is the subject of the conflict between Harry and Voldemort in the first book of the series. But alchemy is not about money or eternal life, it is much more about the transformations of desire, of power and of people--through love. Harry's equally remarkable and ordinary power to love leads to his desire to find but not use the Philosopher's Stone at the start of the series and his wish to end the destructive power of the Elder Wand at the end. This collection of essays on alchemical symbolism and transformations in Rowling's series demonstrates how Harry's work with magical objects, people, and creatures transfigure desire, power, and identity. As Harry's leaden existence on Privet Drive is transformed in the company of his friends and teachers, the Harry Potter novels have transformed millions of readers, inspiring us to find the gold in our ordinary lives.

Harry Potter s World Wide Influence

Harry Potter   s World Wide Influence
Author: Diana Patterson
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2009-10-02
ISBN: 1443816280
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harry Potter s World Wide Influence Book Excerpt:

The Harry Potter series forms a single epic story that has been published in nearly 70 languages, and has been examined in a large number of disciplines. This collection of essays contributes to the scholarly discourse that forms Potter Studies. These essays take on the consideration of Rowling's work as being worthy of study as a phenomenon and influence, as well as a work of literary value. They add genuine statistical information about the reasons for the books' popularity, consider their effects on child readers, and examine some deep-rooted reasons for their having been manipulated in American publishing, in film adaptations, in musical complements, and in their thingification in popular culture around the world. Some of these essays take on the critics of the books' religion and considerations of psychological, as well as philosophical good and evil, and well as some stylistic anomalies. The fact that scholars from China, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Israel, in addition to English-speaking nations, have felt compelled to examine these books in detail testifies in part to Harry Potter's world-wide influence.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Film

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows  Film
Author: Christina St-Jean
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 21
Release: 2012-02-29
ISBN: 1614649081
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Film Book Excerpt:

ABOUT THE BOOK When Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, and their friends first arrived at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the literary world was set ablaze. Readers young and old alike were captivated by this group of inquisitive, spunky and daring youth, and it didn’t take long for the powers that be to decide to bring Harry Potter and Hogwarts to the big screen. Legions of fans followed Harry, Ron and Hermione through to the last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and eagerly anticipated the final book’s launch to the big screen. When Part One of the film came out in November, 2010, the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association was impressed, giving the film 87 out of a possible 100 points. Part 1 went on to rack up nearly a billion dollars worldwide, becoming the third highest grossing movie of 2010, behind Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland. It seemed an interminable wait for Part 2 to hit theatres, but when it did in July, 2011, the fans were profusely appreciative, coming out in droves to wait in line for ticket pre-sales. In fact, the film broke a pre-sales record; $32 million was grossed in pre-sales alone. As expected, the film was lauded and earned an estimated $1.3 billion in worldwide revenues. MEET THE AUTHOR Chris St-Jean is an Ontario English teacher with a great passion for American literature in particular and the written word in general. Her two daughters, aged 3 and 7, also seem to have a love of books. She follows global events as closely as she can but also enjoys entertainment news. Currently, she is working towards a black belt in karate EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK David Yates, who also directed Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, directed both parts of the series finale. David Heyman returned as producer, as he had done for the other films of the series, and was joined by J.K. Rowling and David Barron. It was Heyman himself who discovered the as-yet unpublished Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone manuscript back in 1997. He admits that the response from the fans was unprecedented for him; in fact, no other film series followed the same characters throughout a linear storyline throughout eight films. The series, in fact, has gone on to become the highest-grossing series of films of all time. Perhaps what has also helped make the series so successful is having the same screenwriter at the helm for six of the seven books. Buy a copy to keep reading!

Harry Potter Places Book Four NEWTs

Harry Potter Places Book Four  NEWTs
Author: C. D. Miller
Publsiher: First Edition Design Pub.
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN: 1622870255
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harry Potter Places Book Four NEWTs Book Excerpt:

Welcome to Harry Potter Places Book Four--NEWTs: Northeastern England Wizarding Treks, the fourth of five guidebooks designed to help Potterites visit all 68 UK Potterverse places: real-life places mentioned in JKR's novels and movie film sites. Go to the website to find Book Four's Table of Contents and learn about all the Harry Potter Places travel guidebooks. www.HarryPotterPlaces.com

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the World of Harry Potter

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the World of Harry Potter
Author: Tere Stouffer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-10-02
ISBN: 1440636613
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the World of Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

For fans of all ages! Here is an entertaining and easily referenced presentation of insider information to the world that J.K. Rowling has created in her spellbinding series of novels. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the World of Harry Potter explores all aspects of the wizarding world and explains factually in terms of their relationship to historical, literary, religious, scientific, or mythological roots. ?In-depth information on the facts behind all seven books in the Harry Potter series ?Covers all the relevant influences for the Harry Potter series, from religion and mythology to science and literature. ?Can be read from cover to cover or used as a quick-reference guide

Phoenix Rising Collected Papers on Harry Potter 17 21 May 2007

Phoenix Rising  Collected Papers on Harry Potter  17 21 May 2007
Author: Sharon K. Goetz
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2008-04-01
ISBN: 0615195245
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phoenix Rising Collected Papers on Harry Potter 17 21 May 2007 Book Excerpt:

Phoenix Rising was a five-day conference devoted to all things Harry Potter held 17-21 May in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference featured educational and academic programming presented by scholars, teachers, business and industry professionals, artists, librarians, fans, and others with an interest in the Harry Potter novels, films, and phenomenon. Narrate Conferences, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, produces dynamic, innovative educational events for scholars, students, professionals and fans. Phoenix Rising was produced by Narrate Conferences, Inc., and was not endorsed, sanctioned or any other way supported, directly or indirectly, by Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Harry Potter book publishers, or J. K. Rowling and her representatives.

Harry Potter Cinematic Guide Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter  Cinematic Guide  Albus Dumbledore
Author: Felicity Baker
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2016-11-18
ISBN: 1338160214
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harry Potter Cinematic Guide Albus Dumbledore Book Excerpt:

The Essential Film Companion for ALBUS DUMBLEDORE that's perfect for the youngest fans! This hardcover guidebook features your favorite scenes and quotes from all eight Harry Potter movies! The experience of this eBook will be best if viewed on a tablet.

Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter Analysis of Books 1 4

Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter  Analysis of Books 1 4
Author: Galadriel Waters,Astre Mithrandit
Publsiher: SCB Distributors
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-12-26
ISBN: 0972393676
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter Analysis of Books 1 4 Book Excerpt:

The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the ysteries of Harry Potter: Books 1-4 shows would-be sleuths how to hunt for JK Rowling’s clues in a fun-to-read manner. With this Guide in one hand and the Harry Potter books in the other, you’ll read the series in a whole new light as you: -- uncover the detail with which Rowling has crafted her story and her world -- delve below the surface to ferret out Rowling’s sly clues Not only will you be amazed at how deceptively Rowling’s hidden those clues, you’ll learn how to discover new ones on your own! There are questions in Books 1-4 Rowling still hasn’t answered, even after Book 6! Do you know what they are? The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter is for you if: -- You’re new to the series and want a leg up or -- You’ve read all the books, but it’s been a while. Pull out your memories for another look and tighten your skills! Do you know how to solve Snape's poison bottle puzzle in the room "through the trapdoor?" Did you know there are actually 2 solutions to that puzzle? Do you know what Rowling told us in the first four books about the secrets Neville and Professor Snape hold? Do you understand exactly how Dumbledore's "Mirror of Erised" worked? (Rowling’s said we’ll see it again!) Are you aware that what Harry saw in the Mirror was not accurate? Here’s what the Guide says about spotting a clue: "In chapter 16 of Book 1, J.K. Rowling writes that Harry 'watched an owl flutter toward the school across the bright blue sky, a note clamped in its mouth.' Even after reading the book several times, it still catches readers by surprise when they realize that this note was the message used to trick Headmaster Dumbledore into leaving the school for a trip to London. That clue doesn't help us solve the plot of the book and it was never explained or mentioned again, but when we then see a similar clue in Book 4, we need to pay much closer attention! Look for yourself - it's awesome!" The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter is best read alongside JK Rowling’s books—not as a replacement! It does not give the plot away in advance, but there IS a spoiler warning because it discusses the endings of each of the books in chronological order. No Harry Potter collection is complete without the Guide. Written by fans for fans, it is the perfect holiday gift for the Potter fan in your life—or yourself!

HSA Heritage Auctions Rare Books Auction Catalog 6030

HSA Heritage Auctions Rare Books Auction Catalog  6030
Author: James Gannon
Publsiher: Heritage Capital Corporation
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-09
ISBN: 9781599673943
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HSA Heritage Auctions Rare Books Auction Catalog 6030 Book Excerpt:

Convergence Culture

Convergence Culture
Author: Henry Jenkins
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2008-09
ISBN: 0814742955
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Convergence Culture Book Excerpt:

“What the future fortunes of [Gramsci’s] writings will be, we cannot know. However, his permanence is already sufficiently sure, and justifies the historical study of his international reception. The present collection of studies is an indispensable foundation for this.” —Eric Hobsbawm, from the preface Antonio Gramsci is a giant of Marxian thought and one of the world's greatest cultural critics. Antonio A. Santucci is perhaps the world's preeminent Gramsci scholar. Monthly Review Press is proud to publish, for the first time in English, Santucci’s masterful intellectual biography of the great Sardinian scholar and revolutionary. Gramscian terms such as “civil society” and “hegemony” are much used in everyday political discourse. Santucci warns us, however, that these words have been appropriated by both radicals and conservatives for contemporary and often self-serving ends that often have nothing to do with Gramsci’s purposes in developing them. Rather what we must do, and what Santucci illustrates time and again in his dissection of Gramsci’s writings, is absorb Gramsci’s methods. These can be summed up as the suspicion of “grand explanatory schemes,” the unity of theory and practice, and a focus on the details of everyday life. With respect to the last of these, Joseph Buttigieg says in his Nota: “Gramsci did not set out to explain historical reality armed with some full-fledged concept, such as hegemony; rather, he examined the minutiae of concrete social, economic, cultural, and political relations as they are lived in by individuals in their specific historical circumstances and, gradually, he acquired an increasingly complex understanding of how hegemony operates in many diverse ways and under many aspects within the capillaries of society.” The rigor of Santucci’s examination of Gramsci’s life and work matches that of the seminal thought of the master himself. Readers will be enlightened and inspired by every page.