What type of hero is Cormoran Strike? Dr. Beatrice Groves examines how literary allusions in “The Cuckoo’s Calling” may provide some insight.
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Rowling’s choices are always deliberate. So why did she choose the poems at the beginning and end of “Cuckoo’s Calling”? And what do they tell us about the book series?
Today, Dr. Beatrice Groves explores how both J.K. Rowling and Shakespeare use ghosts to embody the past throughout their works.
Today, Dr. Beatrice Groves continues her discussion of Shakespeare and “Harry Potter” by looking at one of the Bard’s most famous plays – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
Today, Dr. Beatrice Groves continues her MuggleNet series “Literary Allusion in Harry Potter” with a discussion of the relationship between “Harry Potter” and Shakespeare – the first of three posts on the subject!
Literary Allusion in “Harry Potter”: “Prisoner of Azkaban”, “Order of the Phoenix”, and Sherlock Holmes
Dr. Beatrice Grove is back today with the connections between “Harry Potter” and “Sherlock Holmes”. How do Sirius Black, the Grim, and “Hound of the Baskervilles” all fit together? Read on for more!
“I open at the close.” How do the connections between the first and last “Harry Potter” novels form a circle that guides readers through the series, and how do the other novels connect with their “partner” novels? Dr. Beatrice Groves of Oxford University is on the case!