The Harry Potter Generation

Essays on Growing Up with the Series

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About the Book

The generation of readers most heavily impacted by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series—those who grew up alongside “the boy who lived”—have come of age. They are poised to become teachers, parents, critics and writers, and many of their views and choices will be influenced by the literary revolution in which they were immersed. This collection of new essays explores the many different ways in which Harry Potter has shaped this generation’s views on everything from politics to identity to pedagogical spaces online. It seeks to determine how the books have affected fans’ understanding of their place in the world and their capacity to create it anew.

About the Author(s)

Emily Lauer is an associate professor of English at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island. She has written about young adult dystopia, Spider-Man, maps in genre fiction, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Her current research centers on adaptations into and out of the comics form.
Balaka Basu is assistant professor of English literature at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She won a best edited book award by the Children’s Literature Association in 2015 for her co-edited collection on contemporary dystopian fiction.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Emily Lauer and Balaka Basu
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7003-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3552-1
Imprint: McFarland