Scholarly studies in Harry Potter : applying academic methods to a popular text /

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Imprint:Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2005.
Description:1 online resource (292 pages)
Series:Studies in British Literature ; v.99
Studies in British literature.
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Other authors / contributors:Hallett, Cynthia Whitney.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary: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.
Other form:Print version: Hallett, Cynthia Whitney. Scholarly studies in Harry Potter. Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2005 9780773460102
Table of Contents:
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Serious Scholarship and Academic Hocus Pocus: Conjuring Harry Potter into the Canon-Cynthia Whitney Hallett; Serious Scholarship and Academic Hocus Pocus; Educating Harry Potter: A Muggle's Perspective on Magic and Knowledge in the Wizard World of J.K. Rowling- Sarah E. Maier; Harry Potter and the Temporal Prime Directive: Time, Travel, Rule-breaking, and Misapprehension in Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban- Ron W. Cooley
  • If yeh know where to go: Vision and Mapping in the Wizarding World- Johnathan P. LewisA Basilisk, a Phoenix, and a Philosopher's Stone: Harry Potter's Myths and Legends- Peggy J. Huey; Death and Rebirth: Harry Potter and the Mythology of the Phoenix- Sarah E. Gibbons; The Harlequins in the Weasley Twins: Jesters in the Court of Prince Harry (and J.K. Rowling)- Rebecca Whitus Longster; Lessons in Transfiguration: Allegories of Male Identity in Rowling's Harry Potter Series- Casey A. Cothran; Conjuring Harry Potter into the Canon
  • Reading J.K. Rowling Magically: Creating C. S. Lewis's ""Good Reader""- Ernelle FifeThe Problem of Identity in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- Leigh A. Neithardt; Of Young Magicians and Growing Up: J.K. Rowling, Her Critics and the ""Cultural Infantilism"" Debate- Steven Barfield; High-Brow Harry Potter: J.K. Rowling's Series as College-Level Literature- Laura Baker Shearer; Hogwarts vs. ""The 'Values' Wasteland"": Harry Potter and the Formation of Character- William Wandless