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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 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). [...]

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
  • View: 5216
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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.

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.

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter

  • Author: Elizabeth E. Heilman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135891540
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 368
  • View: 9813
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This thoroughly revised edition includes updated essays on cultural themes and literary analysis, and its new essays analyze the full scope of the seven-book series as both pop cultural phenomenon and as a set of literary texts. Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition draws on a wider range of intellectual traditions to explore the texts, including moral-theological analysis, psychoanalytic perspectives, and philosophy of technology. The Harry Potter novels engage the social, cultural, and psychological preoccupations of our times, and Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition examines these worlds of consciousness and culture, ultimately revealing how modern anxieties and fixations are reflected in these powerful texts. ("DISCLAIMER: This book is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or movies.")

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.

Akata Witch

Akata Witch

  • Author: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0142420913
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 384
  • View: 9426
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Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.

Resisting Bodies

Resisting Bodies

The Negotiation of Female Agency in Twentieth-century Women's Fiction

  • Author: Helga Druxes
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 9780814325346
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 230
  • View: 4552
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Resisting Bodies studies the female body in contemporary society. Combining anthropology with recent literary theory in the framework of cultural studies, Helga Druxes examines novels by twentieth-century authors Jean Rhys, Marguerite Duras, Margaret Drabble, and Monika Maron. While different in tone, place, and time, their work all features female protagonists upon whose bodies societal ills are inscribed. Through careful textual analysis, Druxes traces the progression of the female body as it ages, falls ill, is healed, is tortured, gives birth, and dies. She illuminates the significance of the body as the outward shape of our identity in society, as constituted by social norms as well as personal experience, and the desire to restore wholeness to a fragmented self.

Fool's Assassin

Fool's Assassin

Book I of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy

  • Author: Robin Hobb
  • Publisher: Del Rey
  • ISBN: 0553392433
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 688
  • View: 1126
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Nearly twenty years ago, Robin Hobb burst upon the fantasy scene with the first of her acclaimed Farseer novels, Assassin’s Apprentice, which introduced the characters of FitzChivalry Farseer and his uncanny friend the Fool. A watershed moment in modern fantasy, this novel—and those that followed—broke exciting new ground in a beloved genre. Together with George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb helped pave the way for such talented new voices as Scott Lynch, Brandon Sanderson, and Naomi Novik. Over the years, Hobb’s imagination has soared throughout the mythic lands of the Six Duchies in such bestselling series as the Liveship Traders Trilogy and the Rain Wilds Chronicles. But no matter how far she roamed, her heart always remained with Fitz. And now, at last, she has come home, with an astonishing new novel that opens a dark and gripping chapter in the Farseer saga. FitzChivalry—royal bastard and former king’s assassin—has left his life of intrigue behind. As far as the rest of the world knows, FitzChivalry Farseer is dead and buried. Masquerading as Tom Badgerlock, Fitz is now married to his childhood sweetheart, Molly, and leading the quiet life of a country squire. Though Fitz is haunted by the disappearance of the Fool, who did so much to shape Fitz into the man he has become, such private hurts are put aside in the business of daily life, at least until the appearance of menacing, pale-skinned strangers casts a sinister shadow over Fitz’s past . . . and his future. Now, to protect his new life, the former assassin must once again take up his old one. . . . Praise for Fool’s Assassin “Hobb knows the complicated workings of the wayward human heart, and she takes time to depict them in her tale, to tell her story sweetly, insistently, compellingly. . . . A book meant to be inhabited rather than run through.”—The Seattle Times “[FitzChivalry Farseer is] one of the best characters in fantasy literature.”—Fantasy Book Review “[Hobb’s] prose sparkles, her characters leap off the page.”—Tordotcom “Modern fantasy at its irresistible best.”—The Guardian “Fantastic . . . emotionally rich storytelling.”—Library Journal (starred review)

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
  • View: 4935
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The Female Eunuch

The Female Eunuch

  • Author: Germaine Greer
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061972800
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 432
  • View: 4213
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The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with its steadfast assertion that sexual liberation is the key to women's liberation. Today, Greer's searing examination of the oppression of women in contemporary society is both an important historical record of where we've been and a shockingly relevant treatise on what still remains to be achieved.

Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy

  • Author: Richelle Mead
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141932066
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 352
  • View: 1241
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St Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - hidden away, it's a place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St Vladimir's where the girls must survive a world of forbidden romances, a ruthless social scene and terrifying night time rituals. But most of all, staying alive.

The Towers of Trebizond

The Towers of Trebizond

  • Author: Rose Macaulay
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • ISBN: 9781590170588
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 277
  • View: 9080
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In an hilarious novel set on an overland journey across Turkey, the narrator encounters sorcerers, cops, and southern evangelists as she and her companion travel from Istanbul to Trebizond on a tourist adventure that quickly runs afoul of an ancient and sometimes unbendable culture. Reprint.

Hedwig the Owl

Hedwig the Owl

Harry Potter Journal

  • Author: INC. SCHOLASTIC,Scholastic Books
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • ISBN: 9780439236546
  • Category:
  • Page: 144
  • View: 533
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Graceling

Graceling

  • Author: Kristin Cashore
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780152063962
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 471
  • View: 1450
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In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

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
  • View: 7940
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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.

I'm Judging You

I'm Judging You

The Do-Better Manual

  • Author: Luvvie Ajayi
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1627796061
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 256
  • View: 2301
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Humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives

Black-Eyed Susans

Black-Eyed Susans

A Novel of Suspense

  • Author: Julia Heaberlin
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0804178003
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
  • View: 2909
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TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER • For fans of Laura Lippman and Gillian Flynn comes an electrifying novel of stunning psychological suspense. I am the star of screaming headlines and campfire ghost stories. I am one of the four Black-Eyed Susans. The lucky one. As a sixteen-year-old, Tessa Cartwright was found in a Texas field, barely alive amid a scattering of bones, with only fragments of memory as to how she got there. Ever since, the press has pursued her as the lone surviving “Black-Eyed Susan,” the nickname given to the murder victims because of the yellow carpet of wildflowers that flourished above their shared grave. Tessa’s testimony about those tragic hours put a man on death row. Now, almost two decades later, Tessa is an artist and single mother. In the desolate cold of February, she is shocked to discover a freshly planted patch of black-eyed susans—a summertime bloom—just outside her bedroom window. Terrified at the implications—that she sent the wrong man to prison and the real killer remains at large—Tessa turns to the lawyers working to exonerate the man awaiting execution. But the flowers alone are not proof enough, and the forensic investigation of the still-unidentified bones is progressing too slowly. An innocent life hangs in the balance. The legal team appeals to Tessa to undergo hypnosis to retrieve lost memories—and to share the drawings she produced as part of an experimental therapy shortly after her rescue. What they don’t know is that Tessa and the scared, fragile girl she was have built a fortress of secrets. As the clock ticks toward the execution, Tessa fears for her sanity, but even more for the safety of her teenaged daughter. Is a serial killer still roaming free, taunting Tessa with a trail of clues? She has no choice but to confront old ghosts and lingering nightmares to finally discover what really happened that night. Shocking, intense, and utterly original, Black-Eyed Susans is a dazzling psychological thriller, seamlessly weaving past and present in a searing tale of a young woman whose harrowing memories remain in a field of flowers—as a killer makes a chilling return to his garden. This ebook edition contains a special preview of Julia Heaberlin’s Paper Ghosts. Praise for Black-Eyed Susans “A masterful thriller that shouldn’t be missed . . . brilliantly conceived, beautifully executed . . . [Julia] Heaberlin’s work calls to mind that of Gillian Flynn. Both writers published impressive early novels that were largely overlooked, and then one that couldn’t be: Flynn’s Gone Girl and now Heaberlin’s Black-Eyed Susans. Don’t miss it.”—The Washington Post “[A] gem of a novel . . . richly textured, beautifully written . . . Tension builds, and the plot twists feel earned as well as genuinely surprising.”—The Boston Globe “A tense, slow-burning, beautifully written novel of survival and hope. Highly recommended.”—William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob “My book of the year so far . . . breathtakingly, heart-stoppingly brilliant.”—Sophie Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Monogram Murders “Deliciously twisty and eerie, Heaberlin’s third psychological suspense novel is intricately layered and instantly compelling.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Brilliant . . . a breakout book.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter

  • Author: Elizabeth E. Heilman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135891540
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 368
  • View: 1186
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This thoroughly revised edition includes updated essays on cultural themes and literary analysis, and its new essays analyze the full scope of the seven-book series as both pop cultural phenomenon and as a set of literary texts. Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition draws on a wider range of intellectual traditions to explore the texts, including moral-theological analysis, psychoanalytic perspectives, and philosophy of technology. The Harry Potter novels engage the social, cultural, and psychological preoccupations of our times, and Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition examines these worlds of consciousness and culture, ultimately revealing how modern anxieties and fixations are reflected in these powerful texts. ("DISCLAIMER: This book is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or movies.")

Strong and Hard Women

Strong and Hard Women

An ethnography of female bodybuilding

  • Author: Tanya Bunsell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136250859
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 200
  • View: 8589
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Females with large muscles evoke strong reactions from men and women, often involving disgust, discomfort, anger and threat. The controversial nature of female bodybuilding has caused a significant rupture on feminist ground. Whilst proponents claim that female bodybuilding is a way of empowering and liberating women, others see it as a form of corporeal entrapment. This book investigates the controversy. Do women who pump iron resist physical restrictions of imposed femininity, or are they engaged in an ultimately oppressive quest for ‘perfect bodies’? In an original two year ethnographic study based in the South of England, Tanya Bunsell immersed herself into the world of female bodybuilders. By mapping these extraordinary women’s lives, the research illuminates the pivotal spaces and essential lived experiences that make up the female bodybuilder. Whilst the women appear to be embarking on an ‘empowering’ radical body project for themselves, the consequences of their activity remains culturally ambivalent. This research exposes the ‘Janus-faced’ nature of female bodybuilding, exploring the ways in which the women negotiate, accommodate and resist pressures to engage in more orthodox and feminine activities and appearances. This book will be of interest to academics and students in the fields of gender studies, the sociology of sport, the body and research methodology.