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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 series.
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books could easily be called this generation's most formative narratives, and thus certainly warrant critical attention. This new volume of essays covers the entire seven-book sequence. Contributors consider myriad themes from a variety of perspectives. Areas addressed include religion, morality, race, magic, and other themes popular in discussing the books.
A philosophical exploration of the entire seven-book Harry Potter series Harry Potter has been heralded as one of the most popular book series of all time and the philosophical nature of Harry, Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the world of its ultimate evil is one of the many things that make this series special.
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This course is a literary study of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. We will discuss the initial appeal of the books as well as their enduring qualities. We will examine other readers’ reactions to and analyses of the novels, including those of contemporary reviewers, academics, enthusiastic supporters, and adverse critics. In addition, we will consider some distinctions between popular and “serious” literature and between children’s and adult fiction. We will also discuss many of the readings of the Harry Potter texts with regard to several themes and critical approaches to literature (such as Christian, feminist, sociological, and philosophical interpretations).