Reading, Writing, Rowling: King Arthur!


From the MuggleNet page:

Three generations of Potter scholars gather to talk about J.K. Rowling’s Arthurian influences. From the significant naming of characters to points of plot and theme, Katy and John discuss the many connections between the wizarding world and the medievalism of the King Arthur stories with special guests Laurie Beckoff (MuggleNet, MSc University of Edinburgh) and Beatrice Groves (Oxford University, author of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter)….

We talk gender, Christianity, the liturgical calendar, magical and violent spaces, heroism, the medieval Gothic, and much more!

Come along for this wide-ranging and meaningful discussion about knights and enchanters and women in ponds distributing swords!


  1. Brian Basore says

    It was considerate of you not to mention Deathly Hallows Discussion #29: Arthuriana (on your blog) during the podcast, but I do think it’s worth mentioning in connection with that.


    Thank you, Brian, for assuming it was modesty rather than a poor menory that caused me to not mention this HogwartsProfessor conversation from 2007 that you, Bea, and David revived in 2017. It is worth reading if you’re interested in Rowling’s intertextual play with the Arthur legends!

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