2010 ‘An Evening with John Granger’

the LR Visiting Writers Series presents: An Evening with John Granger

I found this recording of a talk I gave at Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2010 while looking for the vimeo recordings of my Potter Pundit class talks (so far no luck in finding those). The chief value of this talk, I fear, is today only as a reminder of how gray my hair has become and of how long I used to be able to speak on Potter subjects without notes. My only memory of the event is conversations I had that weekend with Dr Amy H. Sturgis, then a professor at LRU and still a leader in Rowling Studies (as she has been since 2000), and James Devine, an LRU alumnus and one of my nearest and dearest friends.

If you watch the video, please let me know the ways in which the last twelve years and the advent of the Cormoran Strike mysteries have changed what I say on such topics. I expect quite a lot! In October 2010, I had only just discovered Ring Composition and spoken about the idea at the Samsung Center in NYC to The Group That Shall Not Be Named (their real name). A long time ago…


  1. Nick Jeffery says

    I am, I’m aware, late to this party, but it never fails to astonish me how well your passion for the works shine through when you speak. Our Headmaster has lost none of that over the years. I am also astonished by how long you have developed the Estecean aspect of Rowling’s work (a subject I am just beginning to scrape the surface of).
    I am on my third re-watching of this lecture now and it looses none of it’s power in repetition.

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