Synopses & Reviews
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
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
Glorious Food? The Literary and Culinary Heritage of the Harry Potter Series; S.HarrisA Fairy Tale Crew? J.K. Rowling's Characters Under Scrutiny; A.KlausThe 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-KellyFree Will and Determinism: A 'Compatibilist' Reading of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series; C.M.FouqueDumbledore's Ethos of Love in Harry Potter; L.Guanio-Uluru
Harry Potter and the Origins of the Occult; E.McAvanWizard's Justice and Elf Liberation: Politics and Political Activism in Harry Potter; M.SchulzkeWhat It Means To Be A Half-Blood: Integrity Versus Fragmentation in Biracial Identity; T.StockslagerMagic, 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.IngletonFurther Reading