Re-Reading Harry Potter

Re-Reading Harry Potter

by Suman Gupta

Paperback(2nd ed. 2009)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230219588
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 06/25/2009
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2009
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

SUMAN GUPTA is Professor of Literature and Cultural History at the Open University, UK. He is also at present Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Roehampton University, and is currently coordinating an international collaborative project on English Studies in Non-Anglophone Contexts. He is the author of nine books, including recently Social Constructionist Identity Politics and Literary Studies (2006) and Literature and Globalization (2008), and editor of six books, recently The Cultural Discourses of Economic Migration (with Tope Omoniyi,2007).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction to the Second Edition PART I: THE TEXT-TO-WORLD APPROACH Book Covers Children and Adults The Seriousness of Social and Political Effects Text-to-World Assumptions (Some General Definitions) A Thought about Open and Closed Texts The Irrelevance of J.K. Rowling Children's Literature Fantasy Literature Religious Perspectives Locations and Limitations PART II: READING THE HARRY POTTER NOVELS Three Worlds Repetition and Progression Evasive Allusions Blood Servants and Slaves The Question of Class Desire The Magic System of Advertising Movie Magic The Beginning PART III: THE HARRY POTTER FAN FICTIONTEXT Harry Potter in China; with assistance from C.Xian The Bulgarian Connection in Harry Potter ; M.Katsarska Notes Bibliography Index

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06nwingert on LibraryThing 3 days ago
Suman Gupta delves into the myriad connections and interpretations of the Harry Potter series in Re-Reading Harry Potter. This is a detailed and well-written analysis of the septology, and I expect this to sit alongside the series on every fan's bookshelf.