J. K. Rowling [Paperback]

Item : J. K. Rowling [Paperback]
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Category : Books
Author Author : Hallett, Cynthia, Huey, Peggy
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 023000850X
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780230008502
Publisher Publisher : Palgrave
Pages Pages : 224
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100083154

J. K. Rowling's popular series of books about the boy wizard Harry Potter has captivated readers of all ages around the world. Selling more than 400 million copies, and adapted into highly successful feature films, the stories have attracted both critical acclaim and controversy.

In this collection of brand new essays, an international team of contributors examines the complete Harry Potter series from a variety of critical angles and approaches. There are discussions on topics ranging from fairytale, race and gender, through to food, medicine, queer theory and the occult. The volume also includes coverage of the films and the afterlife of the series with the opening of Rowling's 'Pottermore' website.

Essential reading for anyone with an interest in the Harry Potter phenomenon, this exciting resource provides thoughtful new ways of exploring the issues and concepts found within Rowling's world.
This vibrant and timely collection of brand new essays explores the complete Harry Potter series. The volume presents a variety of critical essays by a range of scholars, providing students with much needed guidance on how to approach these immensely popular texts and films, and how to tackle the complex concepts found within Rowling's world.List of Abbreviations.- Series Editor's Preface.- Notes on Contributors.- Introduction; C.Hallett .- Glorious Food? The Literary and Culinary Heritage of the Harry Potter Series; S.Harris.- A Fairy Tale Crew? J.K. Rowling's Characters Under Scrutiny; A.Klaus.- The Way of the Wizarding World: Harry Potter and the Magical Bildungsroman; R.T.Tally, Jr..- Bewitching, Abject, Uncanny: Other Spaces in the Harry Potter Films; F.Pheasant-Kelly.- Free Will and Determinism: A 'Compatibilist' Reading of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series; C.M.Fouque.- Dumbledore's Ethos of Love in Harry Potter; L.Guanio-Uluru.- Harry Potter and the Oril„a

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