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Heroism in the Harry Potter series

Author: Katrin Berndt; Lena Steveker
Publisher: Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
Series: Ashgate studies in childhood, 1700 to the present.
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This collection examines the ways fictional heroism in the twenty-first century challenges the idealized forms of a somewhat simplistic masculinity associated with genres like the epic, romance and classic adventure story. The collection's three sections address broad issues related to genre, Harry Potter's development as the central heroic character and the question of who qualifies as a hero in the Harry Potter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Heroism in the Harry Potter series.
Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2011
(DLC) 2010044259
(OCoLC)671916745
Named Person: J K Rowling
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katrin Berndt; Lena Steveker
ISBN: 9781409412458 1409412458
OCLC Number: 705536083
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 233 p.)
Contents: Introduction / Katrin Berndt and Lena Steveker --
pt. 1. Heroism in generic perspective. A paradox: the Harry Potter series as both epic and postmodern / Mary Pharr --
Harry Potter and the battle for the soul: the revival of the psychomachia in secular fiction / Rita Singer --
The diffusion of gothic conventions in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003/2007) / Susanne Gruss --
Harry and his peers: Rowling's web of allusions / Lisa Hopkins --
pt. 2. The formation of the hero. 'Your soul is whole, and completely your own, Harry': the heroic self in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series / Lena Steveker --
Harry Potter's archetypal journey / Julia Boll --
Harry Potter: the development of a screen hero / Jennifer Schütz --
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), or, how Harry Potter becomes a hero / Nadine Böhm --
pt. 3. Heroic originals, friends and foes. Harry Potter and the idea of the gentlemen as hero / Christine Berberich --
Hermione Granger, or a vindication of the rights of girl / Katrin Berndt --
The influence of gender on Harry Potter's heroic (trans)formation / Karley Adney --
Adult heroism and role models in the Harry Potter novels / Maria Nikolajeva --
Heroism at the margins / Kathleen McEvoy.
Series Title: Ashgate studies in childhood, 1700 to the present.
Responsibility: edited by Katrin Berndt and Lena Steveker.
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