‘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…]

King’s Cross Dumbledore is Harry’s ‘Third Man’?

Scientists are asking not if there is a ‘Third Man,’ but “Who is the Third Man?”

Could it be Albus Dumbledore?

Sort of.

I think it is logos in the human ‘inner heart.’ I’m confident that when Harry goes to King’s Cross after his walk in the Forbidden Forest that his conversation is with this ‘Third Man.’ [Read more…]