ENG 279 - Harry Potter: Magic, Muggles, and Metaphor
Three Credits Alternate Years: Spring 2017, 2019
This course will immerse students in the world of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Reading the novels as literary and cultural texts, the course will explore how Rowling creates an intricate alternative universe with parallel political and social dimensions. The course will examine the novel series as narrative and cultural artifacts, paying special attention to how the texts offer construct new notions of nation, authority, education, morality, folklore, and fandom.