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The Fourth Annual Harry Potter Conference


Today is the fourth annual Harry Potter Conference at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Founded in 2012, this interdisciplinary conference provides a forum for scholarly presentations arising out of J.K. Rowling’s series. The conference is free and open to the public.

We have a great program of talks and plenary speakers! #HarryPotterConferenceCHC

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If you’re lucky enough to be at Chestnut Hill this weekend, there will be a small display of McFarland books at the conference, including the following:

Harry Potter and the Classical World: Greek and Roman Allusions in J.K. Rowling’s Modern Epic

Playing Harry Potter: Essays and Interviews on Fandom and Performance

Teaching with Harry Potter: Essays on Classroom Wizardry from Elementary School to College

Hermione Granger Saves the World: Essays on the Feminist Heroine of Hogwarts

The Subversive Harry Potter: Adolescent Rebellion and Containment in the J.K. Rowling Novels

Vader, Voldemort and Other Villains: Essays on Evil in Popular Media

Politics in Fantasy Media: Essays on Ideology and Gender in Fiction, Film, Television and Games

Children’s and YA Books in the College Classroom: Essays on Instructional Methods

Fan CULTure: Essays on Participatory Fandom in the 21st Century

Millennial Mythmaking: Essays on the Power of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Films and Games

Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths: Essays on the Fiction of Girl Detectives

Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet: New Essays

Empires of the Imagination: A Critical Survey of Fantasy Cinema from Georges Méliès to The Lord of the Rings