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

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

by Christopher E. Bell (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786471379
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/30/2012
Pages: 231
Sales rank: 411,207
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Christopher E. Bell is an assistant professor of communication and director of graduate studies in communication at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He is the founding area chair of Harry Potter Studies in the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction Christopher E. Bell Julie Alexander 1

Hermione: An Introduction

The Filmic Heroine Julie Alexander 16

"I'm Hoping to Do Some Good in the World": Hermione Granger and Feminist Ethics Atje Gercama 34

The Muggle Hunt Elizabeth de la Torre 52

Hermione as Woman

Unstoppable Force: Maternal Power and Feminism Alexandra Hidalgo 66

Alohomora! Unlocking Hermione's Feminism Sarah Margaret Kniesler 87

Hermione as Scholar

"Books! And Cleverness!": Hermione's Wits Tara Foster 105

How to Do Things with Magic Words: The Scandal of the Spell-Casting Body Li Cornfeld 125

Hermione as Warrior

Hermione Granger Goes to War: A Feminist Reflection on Girls in Conflict Helen Berents 142

Hermione Granger: Insufferable Know-It-All or Superhero? Christine Klingbiel 163

Hermione as Activist

From Teenage Witch to Social Activist: Hermione Granger as Female Locus William V. Thompson 181

Is Hermione Granger the Real Chosen One? Todd S. Waters 198

About the Contributors 219

Index 221

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cried when I got the last Harry Potter book. Before I had even read it I knew it was over. I think this book looks nice and Hermione is my favorite character. I love Luna too. Hogwarts hogwarts hoggy warty hogwarts teach us something please....... oh memories!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes i am a fan of Hermione. She does help in some sitiations. But is not the one who saves the world. She is very smart and does help Harry with friendship, smarts, and by just being Hermione.
LewisBookReviews More than 1 year ago
If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, and especially Hermione of course, you will probably enjoy this book.  It is not so academic to off-putting and each the style makes it very accessible and enjoyable.Feminism is an amorphous and difficult to describe concept, something Bell is quick to point out.  His primary argument is that “postfeminism” (the newest variety) is perfectly exemplified by Hermione Granger, from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.  Hermione represents a new kind of feminism (the accessible kind), for a new kind of girl.  Even with his relaxed, straightforward, and easy to understand tone, Bell recognizes the “contentiousness” of his argument, but supplies a wonderful selection of essays to make his point. The essays explore Hermione in four different categories: “Hermione as Woman,” “Hermione as Scholar,” “Hermione as Warrior,” and “Hermione as Activist.”  The book examines issues such as Hermione’s maternity, her effect on Ron and Harry, the role of her intelligence, and just whether or not Hermione actual saves the world.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harry potter, Ron, and Hermione are awesome! But a I would get the sample book. This is all an intro. This was completely useless to me :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You ok lilly?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
P.S.( I also happen to LOVE Harry Potter!!!!!!! ) : )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sat down as far away from kylie as she could possibly get.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sits down at a large (empty) brown wooden table.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*waterfloat* walks in and sits in the common room
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOve harry potter :)