The latest episode of MuggleNet Academia is now released for your listening and academic pleasure. Lesson 12: 'Elfin Mystique in the Harry Potter series' dives into the House-Elves of the series.
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 Professor Katy McDaniel, of Marietta College, and guest student Abigail Robertson of Bowling Green State University.
- Is Dobby's outlier quality -- a House-elf who wants to be free -- meant to highlight the challenge to our post-modern sensitivities that the "happy slaves resisting liberation" represent?
- Why is Harry a "Goldilocks" figure towards House-elves?
- Where in the text do we find House-elves linked to ideas of the feminine or to women?
- Is the Fountain of Magical Brethren lying about the House-elves?
- And much more!
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Posted by Keith
10-31-2012 at 2:45 PM