From the Facebook of Matt de la Pena:

Yesterday I finished the final revision of THE HUNTED (sequel to THE LIVING). This story takes some crazy turns. And Shy’s story ends in an unexpected place. I’m so excited to get THE HUNTED into the hands of readers! MAY 12. Mark your calendars!

Well, if the sequel takes any more crazy turns than the original, it will be a pretty wild ride.  Now that I’m kinda sorta maybe getting back to keyboarding again, I hope to get my long-delayed The Living posts up (and LeakyCon, too, John!)

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Call for Papers for the 18th Annual C. S. Lewis and Inklings Conference

[KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Diana Glyer and Jerry Root]

Theme of the Conference

The Fellowship of the Book: The Inklings in Community

March 26th– 28th, 2015 At Grove City College In Grove City, Pennsylvania

Papers related to the works of C.S. Lewis, the Inklings, George MacDonald, and Dorothy L. Sayers are invited.

The conference theme, The Fellowship of the Book: The Inklings in Community, seeks to explore the Inklings’ intimate relationship with one another, and their understanding of friendship, fellowship, and community. We highly recommend Diana Glyer’s profound study of the Inklings: The Company They Keep.

These questions may inspire you as you ponder a paper topic related to the conference theme: [click to continue…]


Guest Post: On the PotterMore Epilogue and Good Endings

by John 28 August 2014

Share From ChrisC — Enjoy! Getting it Right: Some thought’s on the Pottermore Epilogue, Canon Narrative, and the Importance of Endings. I’m curious.  How did everyone else feel about the Quidditch epilogue that J.K. Rowling wrote on her Pottermore website, the one that was told from the point of view of Rita Skeeter?  Did you [...]

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The Hunger Games: Another Critical Perspective

by John 27 August 2014

Share Hat tip to James!

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Guest Post: The Literary Alchemy of Doctor Who

by John 15 August 2014

Share Carol Eshleman is an avid Potter scholar and Doctor Who enthusiast. She has spoken at conferences at UNC, the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and at Potter conferences in Orlando. She teaches Law Studies, Speech, and is the theatre director at Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, Louisiana. She spoke at Leaky Con this [...]

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Guest Post: The Bloomsbury Group and ‘The Silkworm’

by John 14 August 2014

Share ChrisC is a regular guest writer at HogwartsProfessor. He responded with what follows to my request that he write up thoughts he shared in private correspondence about J. K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike detective novels for your comment and correction. Enjoy! Rowling, the Bloomsbury Group, and the (Possible) Literary Allegory of Silkworm Throughout The Silkworm, author [...]

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Guest Post: Harry Potter and ‘The Goldfinch’

by John 13 August 2014

Share Today’s Guest post is from Claudia in Germany.  Claudia has a Master of Arts in Linguistics and German Literature, whose thesis was titled (auf Deutsch) ‘The Art of Reading: About the Cognitive Foundations of Reading in light of its Historical Development.’ She and I have corresponded on several topics and I begged her to write [...]

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Guest Post: Katniss Everdeen as Female Hero Archetype

by John 12 August 2014

Share Wayne Stauffer teaches writing and literature at Houston Community College in Houston, Texas. He has taught a Literature and Film class on the Harry Potter books and films and is preparing one on the Hunger Games. The release of Mockingjay Pt. 1, the third installment of The Hunger Games movies, will give us our [...]

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HogPro Mailbag: A Fortnight of News and Notes

by John 11 August 2014

Share Ah, summer! I hope yours has been a delight! Here are twelve links and notes from my inbox that serious readers and Potter-philes might find as interesting as I have: Joyce Odell, the Red Hen of lore, writes that her Harry Potter Tarot Deck is now available for $16 plus shipping and handling. Follow [...]

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Honest Trailers Parodies Divergent

by Louise Freeman 23 July 2014

Share You’ll find lots of references to Hogpro favorites!  Honest Divergent Trailer

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