Reading Harry Potter

Reading Harry Potter
Author: David G. Epstein
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2003
ISBN: 0313320675
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

The tropes and themes of J. K. Rowling's massively popular series are interpreted within the context of its audience.

Re Reading Harry Potter

Re Reading Harry Potter
Author: Suman Gupta
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN: 0230279716
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re Reading Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

This book discusses the political and social presumptions ingrained in the texts of the Harry Potter series and examines the manner in which they have been received in different contexts and media. The 2nd edition also contains extensive new material which comments on the later books and examines the impact of the phenomenon across the world.

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.

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.

The Ultimate Guide to the Harry Potter Fandom

The Ultimate Guide to the Harry Potter Fandom
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: What The Flux Comics Publis
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1450745601
Category: Fans (Persons)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Re Reading Harry Potter

Re Reading Harry Potter
Author: Suman Gupta
Publsiher: Palgrave MacMillan
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
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.

Teaching Harry Potter

Teaching Harry Potter
Author: C. Belcher,B. Stephenson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2011-08-29
ISBN: 0230119913
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

Given the current educational climate of high stakes testing, standardized curriculum, and 'approved' reading lists, incorporating unauthorized, popular literature into the classroom becomes a political choice. The authors examine why teachers choose to read Harry Potter , how they use the books, and the resulting teacher-student interactions.

Ambiguity in Star Wars and Harry Potter

Ambiguity in   Star Wars   and   Harry Potter
Author: Christina Flotmann
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN: 3839421489
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ambiguity in Star Wars and Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

The study combines theories of myth, popular culture, structuralism and poststructuralism to explain the enormous appeal of »Star Wars« and »Harry Potter«. Although much research already exists on both stories individually, this book is the first to explicitly bring them together in order to explore their set-up and the ways in which their structures help produce ideologies on gender and ethnicity. Hereby, the comparison yields central insights into the workings of modern myth and uncovers structure as integral to the success of the popular genre. It addresses academic audiences and all those wishing to approach the tales from a fresh angle.

Teaching Faith with Harry Potter

Teaching Faith with Harry Potter
Author: Patricia Lyons
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-05
ISBN: 0819233552
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Faith with Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

- Sought-after resource for using the themes of Harry Potter in the faith formation arena - Resource for parish retreats, confirmation, education, and multi-generational settings - Study Guide included J. K. Rowling was less obvious than C. S. Lewis or J. R. R. Tolkien in her grounding of the Harry Potter series in deeply held Christian convictions, leaving many with a strong sense that these stories are spiritual lessons but not sure how to flesh out these theological ideas for teaching, parenting, mentoring, and forming faith. The Harry Potter series stands as one compelling narrative, rooted in Rowling's Anglican convictions of the communion of saints, the power of sacraments, the redemption of sacrificial love, and the defeat of death in the resurrection through grace. Tricia Lyons identifies, clarifies, and systematizes the Christian themes J.K. Rowling uses throughout the series, so anyone can apply the Harry Potter universe in lifelong and life-wide formation. Readers will be able to use the book as a reference manual for using Harry Potter in preaching and formation, to integrate into the current theological season, or for book studies, sermons, bible studies, VBS content, youth groups, parish retreats, parenting classes, baptismal preparation, marriage, and confirmation. Audience: Christian educators, youth leaders, clergy, NAES and NAIS members, Forma members, scouting, Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education

Harry Potter and the Millennials

Harry Potter and the Millennials
Author: Anthony Gierzynski
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN: 1421410346
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harry Potter and the Millennials Book Excerpt:

Gierzynski’s captivating analysis of media’s impact on political views, combined with the enjoyable Potter story details, makes for an irresistible project that social scientists can use to work a little magic in their classrooms.

The Alchemical Harry Potter

The Alchemical Harry Potter
Author: Anne J. Mamary
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2020-12-21
ISBN: 1476640831
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.

The Riddles of Harry Potter

The Riddles of Harry Potter
Author: Shira Wolosky
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2010-12-20
ISBN: 0230115578
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Riddles of Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

The Riddles of Harry Potter draws readers into the deeper meanings of these phenomenally successful books, arguing that they launch and pursue interpretive quests in an ongoing effort to understand patterns and their attendant meanings, implications, and consequences.

A Guide for Using Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone Other Harry Potter Books in the Classroom

A Guide for Using Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone Other Harry Potter Books in the Classroom
Author: Michelle Breyer,Michelle
Publsiher: Teacher Created Resources
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2002-06-01
ISBN: 1576906388
Category: Activity programs in education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Children s Literacy Practices and Preferences

Children   s Literacy Practices and Preferences
Author: Jane Sunderland,Steven Dempster,Joanne Thistlethwaite
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN: 1317554736
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literacy Practices and Preferences Book Excerpt:

Over the past few decades there have been intense debates in education surrounding children’s literacy achievement and ways to promote reading, particularly that of boys. The Harry Potter book series has been received enthusiastically by very many children, boys and girls alike, but has also been constructed in popular and media discourses as a children’s, particularly a boys’, literacy saviour. Children’s Literacy Practices and Preferences: Harry Potter and Beyond provides empirical evidence of young people’s reported literacy practices and views on reading, and of how they see how the Harry Potter series as having impacted their own literacy. The volume explores and debunks some of the myths surrounding Harry Potter and literacy, and contextualizes these within children’s wider reading.

Playing Harry Potter

Playing Harry Potter
Author: Lisa S. Brenner
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2015-06-14
ISBN: 1476621365
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

Through classroom activities, wizard rock concerts, and organizations like the Harry Potter Alliance, Harry Potter fans are using creativity to positively impact the world. This collection of essays and interviews examines how playful fandom—from fanfiction to Muggle quidditch, cosplay, role-playing games, and even Harry Potter burlesque—not only reimagines the canon but also challenges consumerism, questions notions of identity, and fosters participatory culture. The contributors explore issues applicable to fan studies and performance studies at large, such as the role of performance, the nature of community, and questions of representation and ownership in the digital age. Presented in three parts, the essays discuss discrepancies between sanctioned versions of Harry Potter and fan creations, the reenactment and reinterpretation of the original narrative in fan performance, and collaborative and participatory performances that break down the boundaries between actors and audiences.

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter
Author: Elizabeth E. Heilman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-09-01
ISBN: 1135891540
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

This thoroughly revised edition includes updated essays on cultural themes and literary analysis, and its new essays analyze the full scope of the seven-book series as both pop cultural phenomenon and as a set of literary texts. Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition draws on a wider range of intellectual traditions to explore the texts, including moral-theological analysis, psychoanalytic perspectives, and philosophy of technology. The Harry Potter novels engage the social, cultural, and psychological preoccupations of our times, and Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition examines these worlds of consciousness and culture, ultimately revealing how modern anxieties and fixations are reflected in these powerful texts. ("DISCLAIMER: This book is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or movies.")

Cultural Politics in Harry Potter

Cultural Politics in Harry Potter
Author: Rubén Jarazo-Álvarez,Pilar Alderete-Diez
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-09-16
ISBN: 1000556603
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Politics in Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

Cultural Politics in Harry Potter: Life, Death and the Politics of Fear is the first book-length analysis of topics, such as death, fear and biopolitics in J.K. Rowling’s work from controversial and interdisciplinary perspectives. This collection brings together recent theoretical and applied cultural studies and focuses on three key areas of inquiry: (1) wizarding biopolitics and intersected discourses; (2) anxiety, death, resilience and trauma; and (3) the politics of fear and postmodern transformations. As such, this book: provides a comprehensive overview of national and gender discourses, as well as the transiting bodies in-between, in relation to the Harry Potter books series and related multimedia franchise; situates the transformative power of death within the fandom, transmedia and film depictions of the Potterverse and critically deconstructs the processes of subjectivation and legitimation of death and fear; examines the strategies and mechanisms through which cultural and political processes are managed, as well as reminding us how fiction and reality intersect at junctions, such as terrorism, homonationalism, materialism, capitalism, posthumanism and technology. Exploring precisely what is cultural about wizarding politics, and what is political about culture, this book is key reading for students of contemporary literature, media and culture, as well as anyone with an interest in the fictional universe and wizarding world of Harry Potter.

Baptizing Harry Potter

Baptizing Harry Potter
Author: Luke Bell
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1616431156
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baptizing Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

The scope and tragedy of the thing : the structure of the series -- More things in heaven and earth : going beyond the normal -- As if a man were author of himself : good against evil -- Be absolute for death : life and death -- Power is made perfect in weakness : power and weakness -- To lay down one's life for one's friends : love and sacrifice -- It is essential that you understand this : freedom and determination -- A pretty boring life : the hidden and the ostentatious -- Telling it like it is : the struggle for truth -- They will see God : purity of heart and purity of blood.

The Harry Potter Generation

The Harry Potter Generation
Author: Emily Lauer,Balaka Basu
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2019-03-27
ISBN: 147667003X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Harry Potter Generation Book Excerpt:

The generation of readers most heavily impacted by J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series--those who grew up alongside "the boy who lived"--have come of age. They are poised to become teachers, parents, critics and writers, and many of their views and choices will be influenced by the literary revolution in which they were immersed. This collection of new essays explores the many different ways in which Harry Potter has shaped this generation's views on everything from politics to identity to pedagogical spaces online. It seeks to determine how the books have affected fans' understanding of their place in the world and their capacity to create it anew.