Joel Hunter: Whence Potter Mania? Traditional Folktale Structure as the Key to the Success of the Harry Potter Series

by John Granger on October 3, 2015

Joel Hunter, PhD, asks the big question, “Why do we love Harry Potter?” and gives an answer that challenges the usual academic and prevalent fandom ideas. Prof Hunter‘s talk was not video-taped which perhaps is just as well; the Power Point slides from the talk that are an appendix in Ravenclaw Reader are essential for following this fascinating argument and Proppian analysis and are given here along with the audio from St Andrews. Enjoy! [More on Dr Hunter below his talk!]

Folktale Structure as the Key to the Success of the Harry Potter Series from John Granger on Vimeo.

Dr Hunter writes at both www.JoelHunterPhD.com and www.HogwartsPrep.com. For more great insights into the Hogwarts Saga, check them out today and tomorrow!

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