The latest episode of MuggleNet Academia is now released for your listening and academic pleasure. Lesson 4: Whodunit? Harry Potter - in the Great Hall - with the wand gives an in-depth discussion of the mystery writing techniques and influences of author J.K. Rowling.
Join the Host of the show, Keith Hawk, and Co-Host John Granger, The Hogwarts Professor and author of The Deathly Hallows Lectures, as we are joined by esteemed British Mystery author of the Jack Haldean novels, Dolores Gordon-Smith. Our guest student for the show is a senior of English Classic Literature at the University of Chicago, and daughter to co-host John Granger, Sarah Granger.
- Was J.K. Rowling influenced by Agatha Christie?
- Does Rowling break one of the Ten Commandments of mystery writing?
- Are each of the books a great mystery novel in itself or as a whole series?
- What are the greatest mysteries in each Harry Potter novel?
- Dolores Gordon-Smith is a pure Potter Pundit!
To listen to the show and discover some of the great mystery writing styles of author J.K. Rowling, download the lesson right here, or head on over to iTunes. You can also listen directly from Facebook.
Our next lesson will be LIVE from the HPEF Ascendio 2012 convention at the Lowes Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Florida on Friday July 13, 2012 at 11:00am in the Conference Common Room, we look forward to seeing you there.
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Posted by Keith
06-26-2012 at 12:55 AM