The latest episode of MuggleNet Academia is now released for your listening and academic pleasure. Lesson 22: 'Harry Potter and the Narrative Transformations' challenges us to re-think how we understand the story being told in light of how the same story is re-told and how we are transformed by the telling and re-telling.
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 Kate Behr, Professor of English from Concordia College and St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary in New York, along with our student guest Danielle Karthauser, who just graduated from West Chester University in Eastern Pennsylvania.
- What is a "Narrative Transformation" and how can we look at this from the context of the Hogwarts Saga
- We discuss narrative transformation from comic to dark and dangerous via the different Cornelius Fudge we meet in Prisoner at the Leaky Cauldron and the man in the Hospital Wing at the end of Goblet
- Bathrooms, Bathrooms, and more Bathrooms!
- How much of Harry Potter's narrative and self-understanding was shaped by Voldemort?
- AND MUCH MORE!
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Posted by Keith
06-25-2013 at 10:05 PM