The latest episode of MuggleNet Academia is now released for your listening and academic pleasure. Lesson 16: 'Harry Potter and The Magicians with Lev Grossman' dives into a variety of discussions within the Hogwarts Saga.
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 Lev Grossman, the highly regarded New York Times book critic and author of 'The Magicians' and 'The Magician's King.' This week we once again have two brilliant students: Jessica Jordan of Wesleyan University and Jonathan Brown of the University of Southampton in the U.K.
- We discuss Lev Grossman's interview with J.K. Rowling in 2005. Did JKR really tell Lev she would bear his children?
- An analysis and comparison of the Hogwarts Saga with the tale of Brakebills and Fillory.
- Was the character Julie Wicker from Lev's books based on Miss Rowling?
- SPOILER WARNING: We dive deep into discussion on 'The Casual Vacancy' late in the show, but even if you didn't complete the novel by J.K. Rowling, you may want to listen to this discussion. It will inspire you to finally complete the journey on this BRILLIANT novel.
- And much more!
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Posted by Keith
01-06-2013 at 2:15 PM