The Policy Studies Organization, which is based in Washington, DC, has announced that they are running a brand new course this summer together with the American Public University. The course, titled International Politics in this World and Beyond: Wizards, Fiction and Political Fact in a Global Age, will look at “Harry Potter”, alongside the works of Tolkien and the world of “Star Wars”.
Join University of New Hampshire Professor James Krasner for a three-week online adventure that uses the “Harry Potter” series to help students learn about language, writing, history, art, and culture. Find out all of the details right here.
MuggleNet Academia has been showcasing examples of why the literature of Harry Potter from author J.K. Rowling should be taken seriously in the academic circles. Now, you, the Harry Potter fan, have a unique opportunity to take an online collegiate level course this summer from Dr. Amy Sturgis of the Mythgard Institute. Sign up for this course now and dive deep into the literature of Harry Potter.
A study abroad program at the University of Oregon called “fantasy on the Fringe” has Potter-enthusiast students excited and enthralled! It aims to allow students to study fantasy literature and pop culture while traveling in London and Edinburgh. It includes trips to festivals and marketplaces and even a day trip to J.K. Rowling’s childhood home!
Just recently, Warner Bros. ordered a cease and desist on University of New Hampshire (UNH) for their Potter-themed summer classes, which used the Harry Potter books to “teach the kids grammar and literature tools” in a more dynamic and fun way.
Earlier this evening, it was revealed on a live broadcast by Podcast Awards creator Todd Cochrane that our family of podcasts earned nominations for the 2013 9th annual Podcast Awards.
The People’s Podcast Awards recognizes the best podcasters in the world by allowing the people (listeners and podcasters) to nominate and then vote for their favorite podcast. MuggleNet has been no stranger to these awards in the past, MuggleCast having won three times – in 2006 for People’s Choice and in 2008 & 2009 for Best Entertainment. Now, MuggleNet has a large, expanded family of amazing podcasts and is asking you once again to do what you did for MuggleCast by nominating all of our amazing content.
Harry Potter fan and University of Bedfordshire student Zoe Luckett is asking other fans of the Harry Potter series to fill out a survey in order to study if, and how, an individual’s personality impacts the level of parasocial interaction associated with their favorite Harry Potter character.