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“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 44: “Is there such a thing as Harry Potter Canon anymore?”

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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 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. Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 43: “Tris Transfigured: Allegiant meets Potter”

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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 the recent cinematic release of the Divergent Series: Allegiant with special emphasis on the similarities and contrasts between Veronica Roth's written material and Lionsgate's cinematic journey. Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 42: “Pottermore’s Sorting Hat: The Dark Triad Dirty Dozen”

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You can now download and enjoy "MuggleNet Academia" Lesson 42: "Pottermore’s Sorting Hat: The Dark Triad Dirty Dozen," which discusses the Pottermore Sorting Quiz by J.K. Rowling and what the resultant House assignment really tells about you and your personality. Enjoy the show! Read More »

“Star Wars” Fans: “MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 41: “Lightsabers and Wands” is NOW Available for Download

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You can now download and enjoy "MuggleNet Academia" Lesson 41: "Lightsabers and Wands," which discusses the global phenomenon "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and its comparisons and contrasts to the "Harry Potter" series. Enjoy the show! Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 40: “The Wizarding War Was Won on the Quidditch Pitch of Hogwarts” is NOW Available for Download

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You can now download and enjoy "MuggleNet Academia" Lesson 40, which discusses the symbols and literary alchemy found within the wizarding game of Quidditch. Enjoy the show! Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 39: “The Boy Who Lived, All Grown Up” Is Now Available for Download

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Download the latest in the most popular academic podcast on the "Harry Potter" series as "MuggleNet Academia" takes a look at Hutcheon's Adaptation Theory within the world of the "Potter" fandom. Lesson 39 is now available! Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Professors Discuss – “Is Dumbledore Death?”

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Two of the professors featured on "MuggleNet Academia" are exploring J.K. Rowling's favorite fan theory by asking, "Is Dumbledore Death?" Listen to their discussion here! Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 38: “The Harry Potter Lexicon – Here and Back Again” Is Now Available for Download

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In this lesson, we discuss "The Harry Potter Lexicon", the ultimate resource of facts and information on the "Harry Potter" series, with creator and owner Steve Vander Ark. Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 37: “Harry Potter for Nerds II: Essays for Lit Geeks” is NOW Available for Download

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In this lesson, the editors of "Harry Potter for Nerds II", Prinzi and McDaniel, talk with Keith Hawk and John Granger about Lupin, twins in Harry Potter, Quidditch, Gothic tropes, reverse alchemy, Dumbledore’s mom, the White Rose Society, and even another look at Squibs, subjects explored in depth in "For Nerds II". Read More »

A Spoiler-Free Look at “Career of Evil” from “MuggleNet Academia”

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"MuggleNet Academia" takes a first, spoiler-free look into the latest installment of the "Cormoran Strike" series by author Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling), "Career of Evil". Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 36: “Violence Against Women in Harry Potter” Is Now Available for Download

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"MuggleNet Academia" returns with this look at all of the "Violence Against Women in Harry Potter" - Download to listen NOW! Read More »

VIDEO: Special Offer for “Ravenclaw Reader” Until September 25

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Purchase the "Ravenclaw Reader" book by September 25, and you can receive a very special bonus package. Watch the video to find out how. Read More »

MuggleNet Academia Lesson 35: “‘Ravenclaw Reader’ – Academia from St. Andrews”

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In this lesson, we discuss the St. Andrews "Harry Potter" literature conference that took place in 2012 and the resultant book that is now available for order, "Ravenclaw Reader". "Ravenclaw Reader" features dynamic analysis of the text of "Potter" from "Potter" pundits around the world. Read More »

MuggleNet Academia Lesson 34: “Magick Moste Evile – Harry and the Horrible Horcruxes” Is Now Available for Download

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"MuggleNet Academia" returns with this exciting discussion on "Magick Moste Evile - Harry and the Horrible Horcruxes" - Download to listen NOW! Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 33: “J.K. Rowling’s Birthday Secret – Cormoran Strike and the Invisibility Cloak”

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"MuggleNet Academia"'s special J.K. Rowling birthday secret edition - "Cormoran Strike and the Invisibility Cloak" - is ready for download NOW! Read More »

Pre-order “Career of Evil” by Robert Galbraith Now!

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There's nothing like the promise of a new J.K. Rowling book - or even a new Robert Galbraith book - to get us excited. Although "Career of Evil", the upcoming third installment about the private detective Cormoran Strike, isn't due until October, it is now available to pre-order in the US. Read More »

MuggleNet Academia Lesson 32: “Medieval Motifs in Harry Potter” Is Now Available for Download

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"MuggleNet Academia" returns with this exciting discussion on "Medieval Motifs in Harry Potter" - Download to listen NOW! Read More »

“MuggleNet Academia” Lesson 31: “Books Within the Books of Harry Potter” Is Now Available for Download

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"MuggleNet Academia" returns with this exciting discussion on "Books Within the Books of Harry Potter" - Download to listen NOW! Read More »

CSU San Marcos offering “Harry Potter” study abroad program

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"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. Read More »

Study conducted on the neuroscience of “Harry Potter”

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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! Read More »