The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

  • Filename: the-ivory-tower-and-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 0826215491
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 418
  • Author: Lana A. Whited
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press



Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter is the first book-length analysis of J. K. Rowling's work from a broad range of perspectives within literature, folklore, psychology, sociology, and popular culture. A significant portion of the book explores the Harry Potter series' literary ancestors, including magic and fantasy works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Monica Furlong, Jill Murphy, and others, as well as previous works about the British boarding school experience. Other chapters explore the moral and ethical dimensions of Harry's world, including objections to the series raised within some religious circles. In her new epilogue, Lana A. Whited brings this volume up to date by covering Rowling's latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

  • Filename: the-ivory-tower-and-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015056207403
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 408
  • Author: Lana A. Whited
  • Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press



Publisher description: Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Pottter is the first book-length analysis of J.K. Rowling's work from a broad range of perspectives within literature, folklore, psychology, sociology, and popular culture. A significant portion of the book explores the Harry Potter series' literary ancestors, including magic and fantasy works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Monica Furlong, Jill Murphy, and others, as well as previous works about the British boarding school experience. Other chapters explore the moral and ethical dimensions of Harry's world, including objections to the series raised within some religious circles. In her new epilogue, Lana A. Whited brings this volume up to date by covering Rowling's latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Reading Harry Potter

  • Filename: reading-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 0313320675
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 217
  • Author: Giselle Liza Anatol
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group



The tropes and themes of J. K. Rowling's massively popular series are interpreted within the context of its audience.

Harry Potter and International Relations

  • Filename: harry-potter-and-international-relations.
  • ISBN: 9781461637233
  • Release Date: 2006-05-25
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Daniel H. Nexon
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers



Why not take seriously the claim that Harry Potter's world intertwines with our own? In this timely yet otherworldly volume, more than a dozen scholars of international relations join hands to demonstrate how this well-loved artifact of popular culture reflects and shapes our own lifeworld. A wide range of historical and sociological sources shows how Harry's world contains aspects of our own. Practices such as quidditch dovetail quite clearly with 'muggle' sports, and the very British-ness of the books has, in translation into languages such as Turkish and Arabic, been transformed to reflect these unique cultures. Chapters on the political economy of the franchise as well as the scholarly problems of studying popular culture frame what is essentially a highly info-taining read.

Reading Harry Potter Again

  • Filename: reading-harry-potter-again.
  • ISBN: 0313361975
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 237
  • Author: Giselle Liza Anatol
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers



Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays extends the discussion of the Harry Potter books by covering the entire series in one new and comprehensive volume.

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter

  • Filename: critical-perspectives-on-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 9781135891534
  • Release Date: 2008-09-01
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Elizabeth E. Heilman
  • Publisher: Routledge



This thoroughly revised edition includes updated essays on cultural themes and literary analysis, and its new essays analyze the full scope of the seven-book series as both pop cultural phenomenon and as a set of literary texts. Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition draws on a wider range of intellectual traditions to explore the texts, including moral-theological analysis, psychoanalytic perspectives, and philosophy of technology. The Harry Potter novels engage the social, cultural, and psychological preoccupations of our times, and Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition examines these worlds of consciousness and culture, ultimately revealing how modern anxieties and fixations are reflected in these powerful texts. ("DISCLAIMER: This book is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or movies.")

Unsafe in the Ivory Tower

  • Filename: unsafe-in-the-ivory-tower.
  • ISBN: 9781412954778
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 230
  • Author: Bonnie S. Fisher
  • Publisher: SAGE



This text presents two interrelated perspectives of sexual victimization on college campuses. First, it discusses the nature and dimensions of a salient social problem: the sexual victimization of college women. Second, it discusses how scholars have participated in this movement to understand the origins, nature, extent, and ways to prevent the sexual victimization, especially on college campuses. Essentially, the aim of this text is to be a conduit through which students will learn much about the nature of victimization and much about the way in which criminologists, victimologists, and social scientists conduct research that informs theory and policy debates.

Harry Potter Smart Talk

  • Filename: harry-potter-smart-talk.
  • ISBN: 0982963300
  • Release Date: 2010-09-01
  • Number of pages: 218
  • Author: John Granger
  • Publisher:



The leaky cauldron's Potter pundits explore the literary depths, heights, and humor of J.K. Rowling's hogwarts saga.

Re Reading Harry Potter

  • Filename: re-reading-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 9780230279711
  • Release Date: 2009-06-25
  • Number of pages: 278
  • Author: S. Gupta
  • Publisher: Springer



This book discusses the political and social presumptions ingrained in the texts of the Harry Potter series and examines the manner in which they have been received in different contexts and media. The 2nd edition also contains extensive new material which comments on the later books and examines the impact of the phenomenon across the world.

Escape from the Ivory Tower

  • Filename: escape-from-the-ivory-tower.
  • ISBN: 1597269654
  • Release Date: 2010-08-13
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Nancy Baron
  • Publisher: Island Press



Most scientists and researchers aren’t prepared to talk to the press or to policymakers—or to deal with backlash. Many researchers have the horror stories to prove it. What’s clear, according to Nancy Baron, is that scientists, journalists and public policymakers come from different cultures. They follow different sets of rules, pursue different goals, and speak their own language. To effectively reach journalists and public officials, scientists need to learn new skills and rules of engagement. No matter what your specialty, the keys to success are clear thinking, knowing what you want to say, understanding your audience, and using everyday language to get your main points across. In this practical and entertaining guide to communicating science, Baron explains how to engage your audience and explain why a particular finding matters. She explores how to ace your interview, promote a paper, enter the political fray, and use new media to connect with your audience. The book includes advice from journalists, decision makers, new media experts, bloggers and some of the thousands of scientists who have participated in her communication workshops. Many of the researchers she has worked with have gone on to become well-known spokespeople for science-related issues. Baron and her protégées describe the risks and rewards of “speaking up,” how to deal with criticism, and the link between communications and leadership. The final chapter, ‘Leading the Way’ offers guidance to scientists who want to become agents of change and make your science matter. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned veteran looking to hone your skills, Escape From the Ivory Tower can help make your science understood, appreciated and perhaps acted upon.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the World of Harry Potter

  • Filename: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-the-world-of-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 9781440636615
  • Release Date: 2007-10-02
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Tere Stouffer
  • Publisher: Penguin



For fans of all ages! Here is an entertaining and easily referenced presentation of insider information to the world that J.K. Rowling has created in her spellbinding series of novels. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the World of Harry Potter explores all aspects of the wizarding world and explains factually in terms of their relationship to historical, literary, religious, scientific, or mythological roots. ?In-depth information on the facts behind all seven books in the Harry Potter series ?Covers all the relevant influences for the Harry Potter series, from religion and mythology to science and literature. ?Can be read from cover to cover or used as a quick-reference guide

Dr Seuss

  • Filename: dr-seuss.
  • ISBN: 0826417086
  • Release Date: 2005-01
  • Number of pages: 301
  • Author: Philip Nel
  • Publisher: A&C Black



Philip Nel takes a fascinating look into the key aspects of Seuss's career - his poetry, politics, art, marketing, and place in the popular imagination." "Nel argues convincingly that Dr. Seuss is one of the most influential poets in America. His nonsense verse, like that of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, has changed language itself, giving us new words like "nerd." And Seuss's famously loopy artistic style - what Nel terms an "energetic cartoon surrealism" - has been equally important, inspiring artists like filmmaker Tim Burton and illustrator Lane Smith. --from back cover

Mapping the World of the Sorcerer s Apprentice

  • Filename: mapping-the-world-of-the-sorcerer-s-apprentice.
  • ISBN: 9781941631447
  • Release Date: 2015-01-06
  • Number of pages: 195
  • Author: Mercedes Lackey
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.



From the Dursleys as social commentary to a look at Snape's role in less than child-friendly fanfiction . . . from the parallels between Azkaban and Abu Ghraib to the role of religion at Hogwarts . . . from why Dumbledore had to die to why killing Harry never should have been part of Voldemort's plan to begin with . . . Mapping the World of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice offers a comprehensive look at the Harry Potter series through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers and religion, psychology, and science experts. This book has not been authorized by J. K. Rowling, Warner Bros. or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or films.

The Irresistible Rise of Harry Potter

  • Filename: the-irresistible-rise-of-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 1859846661
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 118
  • Author: Andrew Blake
  • Publisher: Verso



As the British state begins to unravel, and as journalists compete to pronounce on the death of Britain, a schoolboy from suburban Surrey who lives for most of the year in a semi-parallel universe becomes the most popular figure in contemporary world literature. Now read on – everyone else does... Harry Potter is English, a home-counties suburban child. An orphan, oppressed and abused by the adults around him, he retreats into a fantasy world where his problems are more elemental; everyday rituals, magic spells and supercharged broomsticks with only the occasional homicidal wizard to worry about. Ironically, as Andrew Blake makes clear, J. K. Rowling rescues her character through the reinvention of that apex of class privilege, the English public school, a literary conceit that problematises Harry Potter's status as a role model and raises important social questions about the state of education in Tony Blair's Britain. Andrew Blake's examination of the Harry Potter phenomenon also raises serious questions about the condition of the publishing industry, the state of bookselling and filmmaking, and the ways in which the Potter consumer campaign has changed our ideas about literature and reading. Blake reflects on how these connections, while drawn up in Britain, act as a template for Harry Potter's international success.

The Secret of Platform 13

  • Filename: the-secret-of-platform-13.
  • ISBN: 9780330477697
  • Release Date: 2008-09-04
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Eva Ibbotson
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan



Under Platform 13 at King's Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island . . . It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before. But the prince has become a horrible rich boy called Raymond Trottle, who doesn't understand magic and is determined not to be rescued. The Secret of Platform 13 is an exciting magical adventure from Eva Ibbotson, the award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea. 'This kind of fun will never fail to delight' Philip Pullman

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