The ivory tower and Harry Potter : perspectives on a literary phenomenon / Lana A. Whited, editor.

Publisher description: Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Pottter 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 Ha...

Full description

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Whited, Lana A., 1958- (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2002.
Subjects:
Online Access:CONNECT
Description
Summary:Publisher description: Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Pottter 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.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 408 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-389) and index.
ISBN:9780826263308
0826263305
1417528753
9781417528752