ENGL 430: Major British Authors (J.K. Rowling)

Check out the Syllabus for this Indiana University Pennsylvania class and the teacher. I am amazed that Ms. Rowling’s work is already receiving this sort of thoughtful attention in the academy — and delighted by the professor’s inventive use of the internet and blogging to create houses for the students in which they can both prepare for and continue the conversations in the class room. Things are looking good for Harry in the Ivory Tower if classes like this one are indicative of a long term trend!

Please share links to any other university classes on this subject you may have run across in your web surfing moments. I confess to having really enjoyed my time with Dr. Powers and IUP’s ENGL 430 (J. K. Rowling).


  1. Dave the Longwinded says

    John, since you’re interested, here is the link to the syllabus on my blog for a class I teach at the University of Evansville. Sorcerer’s Stone is part of the class, along with a bunch of other geeky stuff!


  2. IstariErangua says

    I don’t have a link, since I never took the class, but when I was in college our class on Children’s Literature included the first Harry Potter book. Friends took the class, and it also included picture books like Where the Wild Things Are, and The Little Prince. I don’t remember others, but I can contact our English department if the class is still being offered and find out. I had to trade that class for a different one, unfortunately, or I would have loved to take it.

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