Our beloved Headmaster, John Granger, is in Scotland this week, giving the the HogPros on that side of the Atlantic a wonderful dose of his own brand of magic. So, if you are missing his voice here, hop a Portkey over to the wonderful MuggleNet Academic website, which has just put up its latest chapter. In this episode, the subject is very relevant, if a bit racy: sexuality and gender. Join me after the jump for more about the episode, and come back here to comment after you’ve partaken of this feast for the intellect!
Our latest podcast episode from MuggleNet Academia has been released. Lesson 2: ‘Harry Potter and the Sexual Innuendos’ will be sure to raise a few eyebrows and maybe even garner a few laughs during the discussion, but will definitely hold your attention. Join myself and co-host John Granger for this interesting discussion on the phallic and yonic symbols found throughout the Harry Potter series.
Joining us is Professor Edmund M. Kern from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he teaches a course called Thinking About Harry Potter. He’s also the author of The Wisdom of Harry Potter: What Our Favorite Hero Teaches Us About Moral Choices (Prometheus Books). Also joining the show as our student guest this week is Kait Zelenenki, 20, a Senior at Chestnut Hill College who is an English Literature major with 2 minors in Religious Studies and Secondary Education.
On todays show:
◦Sexual symbols revealed throughout the series, especially in Chamber of Secrets.
◦Does Dumbledore being gay actually matter?
◦What phallic and yonic symbols did J.K. Rowling really intend to demonstrate in the series?
◦and much much more.
This is a must listen! You can download the lesson right here or head over to iTunes if you prefer.