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J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter (New Casebooks)


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This vibrant and timely collection of brand new essays explores the complete Harry Potter series. The volume presents a variety of critical essays by a range of scholars, providing students with much needed guidance on how to approach these immensely popular texts and films, and how to tackle the complex concepts found within Rowling's world.

About the Author

CYNTHIA J. HALLETT is an independent scholar and was formerly Associate Professor of English and Foreign Languages at Bennett College for Women, North Carolina, USA. Her previous publications include Scholarly Studies in Harry Potter (2005).

PEGGY J. HUEY is an assistant professor at Colorado Technical University Online, USA, and an Instructor for DeVry University Online, USA. She has taught at a number of colleges and universities in the USA and has published a range of articles on the Harry Potter books.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

Series Editor's Preface

Notes on Contributors

Introduction; C.Hallett

Glorious Food? The Literary and Culinary Heritage of the Harry Potter Series; S.Harris

A Fairy Tale Crew? J.K. Rowling's Characters Under Scrutiny; A.Klaus

The Way of the Wizarding World: Harry Potter and the Magical Bildungsroman; R.T.Tally, Jr.

Bewitching, Abject, Uncanny: Other Spaces in the Harry Potter Films; F.Pheasant-Kelly

Free Will and Determinism: A 'Compatibilist' Reading of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series; C.M.Fouque

Dumbledore's Ethos of Love in Harry Potter; L.Guanio-Uluru

Harry Potter and the Origins of the Occult; E.McAvan

Wizard's Justice and Elf Liberation: Politics and Political Activism in Harry Potter; M.Schulzke

What It Means To Be A Half-Blood: Integrity Versus Fragmentation in Biracial Identity; T.Stockslager

Magic, Medicine and Harry Potter; C.Partin

Harry Potter and the Myriad Mothers: The Maternal Figure as Lioness, Witch and Wardrobe; R.Weaver and K.McMahon-Coleman

'I knew a girl once, whose hair…': Dumbledore and the Closet; J.Daems

'Neither can live while the other survives': Harry Potter and the Extratextual (After)life of J.K. Rowling; P.Ingleton

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Hallett, Cynthia J. (edt)
Palgrave MacMillan
Huey, Peggy J.
Hallett, Cynthia J.
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Literary Criticism & Collections
Children's Literature
Literature-A to Z
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Trade paper
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8.5 x 5.43 in

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