MuggleNet’s Keith Hawk, host of their MuggleNet Academia podcast, has written me to say the latest show, a discussion with ASU/Barrett’s Prof Joel Hunter of the folktale elements in Harry Potter that he believes is part of an explanation of Potter Mania, is available for downloading. From the MuggleNet news bulletin:
The latest episode of MuggleNet Academia is now released for your listening and academic pleasure. Lesson 7: ‘Folktale Structure as the Key to the Success of the Harry Potter Series’ discusses an in-depth look at the research behind the relationship of Folktale structures as described by Vladimir Propp and if this is the reason that the Harry Potter series is so a successful in today’s world.
Join the Host of the show, Keith Hawk, and Co-Host John Granger, The Hogwarts Professor and author of The Deathly Hallows Lectures, as we are joined by Professor Joel B. Hunter, Honors Faculty Fellow of Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, and his research student Rita McGlynn.
- Researching Harry Potter success through Folktale
- Vladimir Propp 31 Basic Elements of a Folktale
- Is Dumbledore considered the real hero of this story?
- Can we apply this theory to other series’ like Hunger Games, or Twilight?
- And much more!
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