Category: Academia

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“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 45: “District 9 3/4 – Harry Potter and the Hunger Games: Critical Insights”

In this academic lesson, a critical insight to the widely popular “Hunger Games” series by Suzanne Collins. On the surface, the stories could not be more different: One is contemporary school boy Gothic with a rich undercurrent of humor and satire, while the other is dystopian fiction and almost unfailingly grim. Find out why they are more similar than at first glance.

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“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 44: “Is There Such a Thing as Harry Potter Canon Anymore?”

Once again, the “MuggleNet Academia” team of host Keith Hawk, managing editor for MuggleNet, and co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor, brings our fans the latest in academic discussions within the Hogwarts saga. In this lesson, we discuss a wizarding world tsunami of new material and other work from “Harry Potter” author J. K. Rowling and whether or not we should consider these storylines as part of the “Potter” canon.

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CSU San Marcos offering “Harry Potter” study abroad program

“Harry Potter” fans at California State University, San Marcos have the opportunity to apply for a special “Harry Potter”-themed study abroad program. The three-week program, which will take place in the UK next June, gives students a chance to explore many of the places that inspired the series.

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Study conducted on the neuroscience of “Harry Potter”

A recent psychological study describes what’s happening in your brain when you’re reading “Harry Potter.” Do you think the middle cingulate gyrus area of the brain, associated with pain empathy, would be more active or less active while reading the Hogwarts saga? Only one way to find out!

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“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 30: “LIVE from Chestnut Hill College” now available for download

“MuggleNet Academia” is LIVE at the Harry Potter Conference at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We share our day’s experience and analyze the topics of discussion from John Granger and the guest panelists that took place during the conference. This “Academia” lesson discussed amazing topics while only touching on the excellence of Day 1 from the Harry Potter Conference.