Leaky Lounge Discussion Groups: A Sorting

I am neck deep in Twilight writing this week, both in getting Spotlight ready for press and in blogging over at Forks High School Professor, but here is a note from our friends over at the Leaky Lounge. Apparently they are putting together small reading groups to read their way through the 4100 pages of the Hogwarts Saga. Here is the invitation: [Read more…]

‘Paganism and Witchcraft in Youth Culture’

An interview with Mrs. Linda Harvey below the bump (H/T Perelandra). [Read more…]

Anthropology Prof: “Potter about Life Lessons”

My first thought? I really have to hope the Harry Potter lecture at Cal State University Northridge was better than what is reported in the newspaper account of it online. If this is the future of Potter scholarship, we’re in trouble. [Read more…]

Harry Potter and the Magical Muggle Museum

I kid you not! 11 am to 4 pm on 22 November 2009 at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, all the Potterdelphians in the Mid-Atlantic States will be meeting for a day of fun.

Check it out here. One more demonstration of the remarkable “Shared Text” reach of the Hogwarts Saga: families forsaking the television for a museum trip at $10 a crack to be with other Potter true believers….

‘Intersection of Fantasy and Native America’

Great news! The Intersection of Fantasy and Native America: From H.P. Lovecraft to Leslie Marmon Silko is now available for purchase.

What’s it about? Why should you care? Check out the publisher’s description and the blurb from Travis Prinzi below: [Read more…]