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Females and Harry Potter

Females and Harry Potter

Not All that Empowering

  • Author: Ruthann Mayes-Elma
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742537798
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 155
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Uses critical discourse analysis, feminist theory, and critical theory to examine the female characters in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, focusing on such themes as validating/enabling, intelligence, and mothering.

The Role of Women within the Harry Potter Series

The Role of Women within the Harry Potter Series

An Analysis of the Depiction of Fleur Delacour, Dolores Umbridge and Hermione Granger

  • Author: J. B.
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3668331081
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 47
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Examensarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,7, Universität Regensburg (Anglistik), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In this thesis, the author focuses on the feminist debate around the Harry Potter series. The question whether Harry Potter can be seen as sexist or as feminist will be investigated and analysed while taking a closer look at the characters of Fleur Delacour, Dolores Umbridge and Hermione Granger. [...] Generally speaking, when it comes to the identification of the role of females within the Harry Potter series, critics are notably divided here. According to Anne Collins Smith, there are two different directions of interpreting J.K. Rowling’s work; the ones who see feminism supported and thoroughly depicted in the books and those critics who think of the Harry Potter series as being sexist (cf. Collins Smith 80). The critics who point out the sexism within the Harry Potter series are directed by writers such as Elizabeth Heilman, Trevor Donaldson and Christine Schoefer. Christine Schoefer’s article is titled Harry Potter's Girl Trouble and was published on the release day of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It focuses on the alleged sexism within the Harry Potter series. She states that J.K. Rowling’s message to the reader of her series is that boys should be the leaders in the world and girls are hardly likeable and thus play the role of the supporters of the male supremacy – at best (cf. Schoefer). Matching Christine Schoefer’s thoughts in many points, Elizabeth E. Heilman and Trevor Donaldson have published their essay From Sexist to (sort-of) Feminist: Representations of Gender in the Harry Potter Series. These publications are strongly based on the idea of the Harry Potter series being a reinforcement of gender stereotypes (cf. Schoefer, cf. Heilman and Donaldson 139). Here, Heilman and Donaldson especially criticise the “absence of powerful females” (cf. Heilman and Donaldson 139). Females always fulfil secondary positions within the books, concerning power and authority, and the Harry Potter series follow typical stereotypes for both males and females (cf. Heilman and Donaldson 139). It is stated that the book series contains far more important male characters: 115 females mentioned in the series are barely more than half as many characters as the 201 males which are included. Also, according to Heilman and Donaldson, the more dominant characters are almost exclusively male. Here, they especially refer to evil characters such as Severus Snape, Draco Malfoy, Wormtail and of course Lord Voldemort (cf. Heilman and Donaldson 141). [...]

Female Villains in Contemporary Popular Culture. Bellatrix Lestrange in the "Harry Potter" Series

Female Villains in Contemporary Popular Culture. Bellatrix Lestrange in the

  • Author: Julia Merten
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3668529205
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 11
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Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,0, University of Paderborn, language: English, abstract: This term paper examines the origins of the lack of female villains in contemporary popular culture. The thesis aims to explain that female villains are more dangerous because of their sex. In contemporary popular culture the most villains are men. It is very unlikely that the main villain could be a woman. Mostly men are the villain and the hero in popular culture and literature. What is the reason for that? What is the reason for such a sexist image of women? Why are there so few female villains? Why are there so few female heroes? I want to find an answer to these questions by taking a closer look on the death eater Bellatrix Lestrange of the Harry Potter series. She is the most evil character, not only in the Harry Potter series, but also of all fictional female villains one can imagine. I am going to compare her character to the one of Lord Voldemort, the most powerful male villain of the Harry Potter books. Not only will I compare the male to the female villain, but also take a closer look on the relation between Bellatrix Lestrange and another female character of Harry Potter, that takes an important role in the plot. Bellatrix Lestrange compared to Molly Weasley, who killed the death eater during the final battle of Hogwarts. After having compared Bellatrix Lestrange with the other female character, I will come to the final comparison of Bellatrix and Lord Voldemort; the comparison of a female and a male villain.

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

Perspectives on a Literary Phenomenon

  • Author: Lana A. Whited
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN: 9780826215499
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 418
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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 Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy

Hogwarts for Muggles

  • Author: William Irwin,Gregory Bassham
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470627358
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 304
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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. The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy covers all seven titles in J.K. Rowling's groundbreaking series and takes fans back to Godric's Hollow to discuss life after death, to consider what moral reasoning drove Harry to choose death, and to debate whether Sirius Black is a man or a dog. With publication timed to coincide with the release of the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), this book will be the definitive guide for all fans looking to appreciate the series on a deeper level. Covers a range of intriguing topics such as the redemption of Severus Snape, the power of love, and destiny in the wizarding world Gives you a new perspective on Harry Potter characters, plot lines, and themes Makes a perfect companion to the Harry Potter books and movies Packed with interesting ideas and insights, The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy is an ideal companion for anyone interested in unraveling the subtext and exploring the greater issues at work in the story.

Supernatural Youth

Supernatural Youth

The Rise of the Teen Hero in Literature and Popular Culture

  • Author: Jes Battis
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739128590
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 223
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The goal of Supernatural Youth: The Rise of the Teen Hero in Literature and Popular Culture, edited by Jes Battis, is to analyze the ways in which young heroic protagonists are presented in popular literary and visual texts. Supernatural Youth is essential for educators who work in the fields of English, media studies, women's studies, LGBT studies, and sociology, as well as undergraduate students who are interested in popular culture.

The Harry Potter Companion

The Harry Potter Companion

  • Author: Acascias Riphouse
  • Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781589395824
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 537
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This is a magical, unofficial companion to the "Harry Potter" series that will help you enjoy the adventures more thoroughly. Learn about the wizard lifestyle, get to know Hogwarts inside and out and discover everything you ever wanted to know about Animagi. Descriptions, definitions, maps, timelines and additional commentary will guide you every step of the way.

Mugglenet.com's Harry Potter Should Have Died

Mugglenet.com's Harry Potter Should Have Died

Controversial Views from the #1 Fan Site

  • Author: Emerson Spartz,Ben Schoen
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • ISBN: 1569757445
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 180
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Harry Potter. Das Pop-up-Buch 4.

Harry Potter. Das Pop-up-Buch 4.

  • Author: Joanne K. Rowling
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783821224596
  • Category:
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Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths

Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths

Essays on the Fiction of Girl Detectives

  • Author: Michael G. Cornelius,Melanie E. Gregg
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786439959
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 208
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"This collection of essays focuses on the girl sleuth, made famous by Nancy Drew but also characterized by other detectives like Cherry Ames, Trixie Belden, Linda Carlton, and, in today's world, by Veronica Mars and Hermione Granger. Solving mysteries iswhat each of the essayists strives to do, examining the conundrums these sleuths have left in their wake"--Provided by publisher.

Children's Literature

Children's Literature

A Reader's History, from Aesop to Harry Potter

  • Author: Seth Lerer
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226473023
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 396
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Ever since children have learned to read, there has been children’s literature. Children’s Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop’s fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter. The only single-volume work to capture the rich and diverse history of children’s literature in its full panorama, this extraordinary book reveals why J. R. R. Tolkien, Dr. Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Beatrix Potter, and many others, despite their divergent styles and subject matter, have all resonated with generations of readers. Children’s Literature is an exhilarating quest across centuries, continents, and genres to discover how, and why, we first fall in love with the written word. “Lerer has accomplished something magical. Unlike the many handbooks to children’s literature that synopsize, evaluate, or otherwise guide adults in the selection of materials for children, this work presents a true critical history of the genre. . . . Scholarly, erudite, and all but exhaustive, it is also entertaining and accessible. Lerer takes his subject seriously without making it dull.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Lerer’s history reminds us of the wealth of literature written during the past 2,600 years. . . . With his vast and multidimensional knowledge of literature, he underscores the vital role it plays in forming a child’s imagination. We are made, he suggests, by the books we read.”—San Francisco Chronicle “There are dazzling chapters on John Locke and Empire, and nonsense, and Darwin, but Lerer’s most interesting chapter focuses on girls’ fiction. . . . A brilliant series of readings.”—Diane Purkiss, Times Literary Supplement

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series

  • Author: Katrin Berndt,Lena Steveker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317122119
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 248
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Taking up the various conceptions of heroism that are conjured in the Harry Potter series, 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. Among the topics are Harry Potter as both epic and postmodern hero, the series as a modern-day example of psychomachia, the series' indebtedness to the Gothic tradition, Harry's development in the first six film adaptations, Harry Potter and the idea of the English gentleman, Hermione Granger's explicitly female version of heroism, adult role models in Harry Potter, and the complex depictions of heroism exhibited by the series' minor characters. Together, the essays suggest that the Harry Potter novels rely on established generic, moral and popular codes to develop new and genuine ways of expressing what a globalized world has applauded as ethically exemplary models of heroism based on responsibility, courage, humility and kindness.

Female Force: Best Sellers

Female Force: Best Sellers

  • Author: Scott Davis,Ryan Burton,Adam Gragg,Kimberly Sherman
  • Publisher: Bluewater Productions
  • ISBN: 161623928X
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 96
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Recounts in graphic novel format how their careers began and highlights their lives, influences, and notable works.

Phantastische Tierwesen und wo sie zu finden sind

Phantastische Tierwesen und wo sie zu finden sind

  • Author: J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781109125
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 128
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Eine neue Ausgabe dieses unverzichtbaren Begleitbandes zu den Harry-Potter-Geschichten, mit einem neuen Vorwort von J.K. Rowling (als Newt Scamander) und sechs neuen Tierwesen! Seit seiner Veröffentlichung ist Newt Scamanders Meisterwerk Pflichtlektüre an der Hogwarts-Schule für Hexerei und Zauberei und hat Generationen von Zaubererfamilien in seinen Bann gezogen. »Phantastische Tierwesen und wo sie zu finden sind« bietet eine unverzichtbare Einführung in die Tierwesen der magischen Welt. Auf der Basis von vielen Reisen und seiner langjährigen Forschung ist ein Werk von unerhörter Wichtigkeit entstanden. Einige der Tierwesen werden Lesern der Harry-Potter-Bücher bekannt sein: der Hippogreif, der Basilisk, der Ungarische Hornschwanz ... Andere werden sogar den eifrigsten Amateur-Magizoologen in Erstaunen versetzen. Entdecken Sie das faszinierende Gebaren von magischen Tierwesen auf fünf Kontinenten ... Mindestens 15% des Netto-Ladenpreises dieses E-Books werden an Comic Relief und die Lumos Foundation weitergegeben, um sie in ihrer Arbeit mit Kindern und jungen Menschen zu unterstützen und diesen ein besseres Leben zu ermöglichen. 20% dieser Gelder gehen an Comic Relief, 80% gehen an die Lumos Foundation. Comic Relief ist eine eingetragene Hilfsorganisation in Großbritannien (Nummer 326568 in England/Wales und Nummer SC039730 in Schottland). Lumos Foundation ist eine eingetragene Hilfsorganisation in Großbritannien (Nummer 1112575).

The Gothic in Children's Literature

The Gothic in Children's Literature

Haunting the Borders

  • Author: Anna Jackson,Roderick McGillis,Karen Coats
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113590281X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 264
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From creepy picture books to Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and countless vampire series for young adult readers, fear has become a dominant mode of entertainment for young readers. The last two decades have seen an enormous growth in the critical study of two very different genres, the Gothic and children’s literature. The Gothic, concerned with the perverse and the forbidden, with adult sexuality and religious or metaphysical doubts and heresies, seems to represent everything that children’s literature, as a genre, was designed to keep out. Indeed, this does seem to be very much the way that children’s literature was marketed in the late eighteenth century, at exactly the same time that the Gothic was really taking off, written by the same women novelists who were responsible for the promotion of a safe and segregated children’s literature. This collection examines the early intersection of the Gothic and children’s literature and the contemporary manifestations of the gothic impulse, revealing that Gothic elements can, in fact, be traced in children’s literature for as long as children have been reading.

The Representation of Women in the Harry Potter Novels

The Representation of Women in the Harry Potter Novels

  • Author: Nina Kayser
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3640981529
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: 74
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Examination Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject English - Applied Geography, grade: 1,5, University of Paderborn (Kulturwissenschaften), language: English, abstract: "I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself." - Joanne K. Rowling Harry Potter - quite a simple name that has become famous throughout the whole world within just a few years. Shattering numerous publishing records, the seven books of the series written by Joanne K. Rowling have, up until now, sold over 400 million copies worldwide; a sales number that is only topped by the bible (Dammann). [...]

Ambiguity in »Star Wars« and »Harry Potter«

Ambiguity in »Star Wars« and »Harry Potter«

A (Post)Structuralist Reading of Two Popular Myths

  • Author: Christina Flotmann
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 3839421489
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 394
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The study combines theories of myth, popular culture, structuralism and poststructuralism to explain the enormous appeal of »Star Wars« and »Harry Potter«. Although much research already exists on both stories individually, this book is the first to explicitly bring them together in order to explore their set-up and the ways in which their structures help produce ideologies on gender and ethnicity. Hereby, the comparison yields central insights into the workings of modern myth and uncovers structure as integral to the success of the popular genre. It addresses academic audiences and all those wishing to approach the tales from a fresh angle.

Lockwood & Co. - Die Seufzende Wendeltreppe

Lockwood & Co. - Die Seufzende Wendeltreppe

  • Author: Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher: cbj Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641106036
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 432
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Geister, Ghoule, Grabgeflüster: Die Agenten von LOCKWOOD & CO. sind allem gewachsen LONDON, ENGLAND: In den Straßen geht des Nachts das Grauen um. Unerklärliche Todesfälle ereignen sich, Menschen verschwinden und um die Ecken wabern Schatten, die sich nur zu oft in tödliche von Geisterwesen ausgesandte Plasmanebel verwandeln. Denn seit Jahrzehnten wird Großbritannien von einer wahren Epidemie an Geistererscheinungen heimgesucht. Überall im Land haben sich Agenturen gebildet, die in den heimgesuchten Häusern Austreibungen vornehmen. Hochgefährliche Unternehmungen bei denen sie, obwohl mit Bannkreisketten, Degen und Leuchtbomben ausgerüstet, nicht selten ihr Leben riskieren. So auch die drei Agenten von LOCKWOOD & CO. Dem jungen Team um den charismatischen Anthony Lockwood ist allerdings bei einem Einsatz ein fatales Missgeschick passiert. Um die Klage abwenden und den Schadenersatz dafür aufbringen zu können, müssen die drei Agenten von LOCKWOOD & CO. einen hochgefährlichen und zutiefst dubiosen Auftrag annehmen. Dieser führt sie in eines der verrufensten Herrenhäuser des Landes und stellt sie auf eine Probe, bei der es um nichts weniger als Leben oder Tod geht ...