Bibliographic Details

Wizard of their age : critical essays from the Harry Potter generation / edited by Cecilia Konchar Farr ; foreword by Giselle Liza Anatol.

Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 2015.
Description 1 online resource.
Language English
Subject Rowling, J. K. -- Criticism and interpretation.
Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
Rowling, J. K.
Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
Rowling, J. K., 1965- Harry Potterböckerna.
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
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Other authors / contributors Farr, Cecilia Konchar, 1958- editor.
ISBN 9781438454481
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary A Wizard of Their Age began when the students in Cecilia Konchar Farr's "Six Degrees of Harry Potter" course at St. Catherine University kept finding errors in the available scholarship. These students had been reading Harry Potter for their entire literate lives, and they demanded more attention to the details they found significant. "We can do better than this," they said. Konchar Farr, two undergraduate teaching assistants, and five student editors decided to test that hypothesis. After issuing a call for contributions, they selected fifteen thoughtful academic essays by students from across the country. These essays examine the Harry Potter books from a variety of perspectives, including literary, historical, cultural, gender, mythological, psychological, theological, and genetic -- there is even a nursing care plan for Tom Riddle. Interspersed among the essays are brief vignettes entitled "My Harry Potter Story," where students write about their personal encounters with the novels.
Other form Print version: Wizard of their age 9781438454474