Tag Archives: Harry Potter

Jack Zipes on the Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The renowned fairy tale critic Jack Zipes has a new book out on the diverse manifestations of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice motif in folklore and literature, from Lucian and Ovid, through the Grimms, to Harry Potter. There’s a thought-provoking interview with … Continue reading

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Harry Potter: Magic and Herbology at the British Library

Harry Potter: A History of Magic, British Library  20 October 2017 – 28 February 2018 Libraries can be very magical places so it is fitting that the British Library are to host a stellar exhibition on Harry Potter this year. For … Continue reading

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Remus Lupin’s ‘furry little problem’

My blog posts have been very absent recently (in my defence I am in the final stages of preparing to submit my thesis). However, I took the time to read and enjoy this article, ‘Remus Lupin and the stigmatised illness: … Continue reading

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Curtis Runstedler, ‘Alchemy, the Philosopher’s Stone, and the Holy Grail’

Durham University’s Department of English Studies will proudly host the annual Late Summer Lectures Series, which features postgraduate researchers presenting their topics of interest to non-specialised audiences in Durham. This year’s series features topics ranging from post-apocalyptic worlds to alchemy … Continue reading

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Accio! Harry Potter in his Thirties

Photographs have been revealed of the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Jamie Parker plays the grown up Harry Potter now in his thirties and his wife Ginny is played by Poppy Miller. The ‘cursed child’ of the … Continue reading

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‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ also in book form!

Exciting news for all Harry Potter fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be coming out in book form as well as being a stage play. Let us raise our wands in celebration!

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The Difference between British and American Children’s Fiction

I read this article, ‘Why the British Tell Better Children’s Stories’, yesterday and found it very intriguing. Don’t be misled by the title, though the author of the article compares American and British children’s literature, they don’t make a definitive … Continue reading

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Young Adult Classes about Werewolves

As we have just begun the Generation Dead module which includes some werewolf texts and following the sad demise of Alan Rickman I thought I’d post a link to Severus Snape teaching the dark arts class about werewolves.  It seems … Continue reading

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So Snape isn’t a Vampire …

In a pre-Christmas treat, J. K. Rowling has written more about Severus Snape and vampires. Apparently, you would be wrong to think that Snape is a vampire because of the clear evidence to the contrary – of course arguably, Rowling … Continue reading

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