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The ivory tower and Harry Potter : perspectives on a literary phenomenon

Author: Lana A Whited
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ivory tower and Harry Potter.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002012923
(OCoLC)50441688
Named Person: J K Rowling; J K Rowling; Harry Potter, (Fictitious character); J K Rowling; J K Rowling; Harry Potter, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lana A Whited
ISBN: 9780826263308 0826263305
OCLC Number: 56424948
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 408 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Harry's cousins in the magical realm. Harry Potter and the secret password : finding our way in the magical genre / Amanda Cockrell --
The education of a wizard : Harry Potter and his predecessors / Pat Pinsent --
Harry's roots in epic, myth, and folklore. In medias res : Harry Potter as hero-in-progress / Mary Pharr --
Of magicals and muggles : reversals and revulsions at Hogwarts / Jann Lacoss --
Harry Potter : fairy tale prince, real boy, and archetypal hero / M. Katherine Grimes --
Harry's other literary relatives. Harry Potter and the extraordinariness of the ordinary / Roni Natov --
Harry Potter, Tom Brown, and the British school story : lost in transit? / David K. Steege --
Greater than gold in Gringotts : questions of authority and values. Crowning the king : Harry Potter and the construction of authority / Farah Mendlesohn --
What would Harry do? J.K. Rowling and Lawrence Kohlberg's theories of moral development / Lana A. Whited, with M. Katherine Grimes --
Gender issues and Harry Potter. Hermione Granger and the heritage of gender / Eliza T. Dresang --
Locating Harry Potter in the "boys' book" market / Terri Doughty --
Harry's language : taking issue with words. You say "jelly," I say "jell-o"? Harry Potter and the transfiguration of language / Philip Nel --
Harry Potter and the tower of Babel : translating the magic / Nancy K. Jentsch --
Commodity and culture in the world of Harry Potter. Specters of Thatcherism : contemporary British culture in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series / Karin E. Westman --
Harry Potter and the technology of magic / Elizabeth Teare --
Apprentice wizards welcome : fan communities and the culture of Harry Potter / Rebecca Sutherland Borah.
Responsibility: Lana A. Whited, editor.

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In this volume, contributors from Great Britian, the United States and Canada offer a serious critical examination of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books from a broad range of perspectives, including  Read more...

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