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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).


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Elizabeth Parang
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