The latest episode of MuggleNet Academia is now released for your listening and academic pleasure. Lesson 10: 'What is Harry Potter Canon?' dives into the controversial look between academics and the fandom viewpoints as to what exactly can be considered the canon of Harry Potter.
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 John Mark Reynolds, of Houston Baptist University and author of Casting Shadows: Back to Barterra, and guest student Alicia Costello from Kings University.
- Should we only consider the seven-book series as the Harry Potter Canon?
- If J.K. Rowling tells us new information such as Dumbledore is gay, does this mean anything to the series canon or is disregarded completely?
- We examine past historical canon of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings world and Star Trek fandoms for their thoughts on canon.
- Can we consider the Harry Potter Trading Cards, Daily Prophet Newsletters, the Harry Potter Schoolbooks, and Tales of Beedle the Bard part of canon or not?
- And much more!
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Posted by Keith
09-23-2012 at 11:55 AM