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MuggleNet Academia discusses literature aspects of the Harry Potter book series. Brought to you by the World's #1 Harry Potter Fan Site

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MuggleNet Academia discusses literature aspects of the Harry Potter book series. Brought to you by the World's #1 Harry Potter Fan Site

    MuggleNet Academia Lesson 56: "Fantastic Beasts and North America - A Study of Eugenics"

    MuggleNet Academia Lesson 56: "Fantastic Beasts and North America - A Study of Eugenics"

    MuggleNet Academia is a comprehensive insight into the literary thematic elements and scholastic endeavors that author J.K. Rowling has provided in her writings of the Harry Potter and Cormoran Strike series.
    We look through the entire Harry Potter series for various elements in alchemy, literary components, composition attributes, as well as available classes at Universities and Colleges around the world, and various unique studies that are being implemented today. We also dissect the Cormoran Strike mystery detective series as the books are being released, helping readers understand and appreciate the writings of the modern-day Dickens, J.K. Rowling.
    Once again, the MuggleNet Academia team of host Keith Hawk, managing editor for MuggleNet, and co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor, brings our fans the latest in academic discussions within the Harry Potter and Fantastics Beasts sagas.
    In this lesson, we are joined by returning Potter Pundit, Chris Gavaler from Washington & Lee University, as we tackle a very difficult subject to discuss in American History - Eugenics
    Eugenics is difficult to wrap your head around when you consider that it actually began in America and culminated in Nazi Germany with the killing of 20 million Jews, gypsies, and undesirables. We give the listener a strong understanding of its history and lead into how the setting of 1926 America in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts is centered around this subject. Even actor, Ezra Miller (Credence Barebones) and Director David Yates stated during interviews how Eugenics is a crucial subject in this setting of Fantastic Beasts.
    We hope you enjoy the show. Thank you for listening.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    MuggleNet Academia Lesson 55: "Fantastic Beasts - From Screen to Book"

    MuggleNet Academia Lesson 55: "Fantastic Beasts - From Screen to Book"

    MuggleNet Academia is a comprehensive insight into the literary thematic elements and scholastic endeavors that author J.K. Rowling has provided in her writings of the Harry Potter and Cormoran Strike series.
    We look through the entire Harry Potter series for various elements in alchemy, literary components, composition attributes, as well as available classes at Universities and Colleges around the world, and various unique studies that are being implemented today. We also dissect the Cormoran Strike mystery detective series as the books are being released, helping readers understand and appreciate the writings of the modern-day Dickens, J.K. Rowling.
    Once again, the MuggleNet Academia team of host Keith Hawk, managing editor for MuggleNet, and co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor, brings our fans the latest in academic discussions within the Hogwarts saga.
    In this lesson, we are joined by the trio of Hogwarts Professors Team members with returning Potter pundits, Professor Louise Freeman from Mary Baldwin University, Professor Elizabeth Baird-Hardy from Maryland Community College, and Professor Emily Strand from Mount Carmel College of Nursing.
    It's a BIG ONE listeners and fans as we are tackling the first of five films and screenplays in the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them saga. We examine everything on this film from the composition of the story structure, the creatures, scenes, North American Indian folklore missteps, and so much more. This is a "Fantastic" discussion that you will not want to miss.
    WARNING: Spoilers are contained throughout the lesson, so be sure you have watched the Fantastic Beasts film before listening to this show.
    We hope you enjoy the show. Thank you for listening.
     
     

    • 2 hr 1 min
    MuggleNet Academia Lesson 52: “Snape: A Definitive Reading - LIVE from Chestnut Hill College's Harry Potter Conference”

    MuggleNet Academia Lesson 52: “Snape: A Definitive Reading - LIVE from Chestnut Hill College's Harry Potter Conference”

    MuggleNet Academia is a comprehensive insight into the literary thematic elements and scholastic endeavors that author J.K. Rowling has provided in her writings of the Harry Potter and Cormoran Strike series.
    We look through the entire Harry Potter series for various elements in alchemy, literary components, composition attributes, as well as available classes at Universities and Colleges around the world, and various unique studies that are being implemented today. We also dissect the Cormoran Strike mystery detective series as the books are being released, helping readers understand and appreciate the writings of the modern-day Dickens, J.K. Rowling.
    Once again, the MuggleNet Academia team of host Keith Hawk, managing editor for MuggleNet, and co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor, brings our fans the latest in academic discussions within the Hogwarts saga.
    In this lesson, we are joined by author of Snape: A Definitive Reading, Lorrie Kim to discuss the live and times of our favorite Hogwarts Professor to love and hate, Professor Severus Snape. We examine his upbringing, school years, and a variety of takeaways from the readings in all seven books. Certainly a lively conversation at Chestnut Hill College during the Harry Potter Weekend in Philadelphia, PA.
    Joining us on our panel today is returning Potter pundits, Professor Louise Freeman from Mary Baldwin University, and Professor Emily Strand from Mount Carmel College of Nursing.
    We hope you enjoy the show. Thank you for listening.
     
     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    MuggleNet Academia Lesson 51: “Harry Potter and the Indian in the Cupboard”

    MuggleNet Academia Lesson 51: “Harry Potter and the Indian in the Cupboard”

    MuggleNet Academia is a comprehensive insight into the literary thematic elements and scholastic endeavors that author J.K. Rowling has provided in her writings of the Harry Potter and Cormoran Strike series.
    We look through the entire Harry Potter series for various elements in alchemy, literary components, composition attributes, as well as available classes at Universities and Colleges around the world, and various unique studies that are being implemented today. We also dissect the Cormoran Strike mystery detective series as the books are being released, helping readers understand and appreciate the writings of the modern-day Dickens, J.K. Rowling.
    Once again, the MuggleNet Academia team of host Keith Hawk, managing editor for MuggleNet, and co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor, brings our fans the latest in academic discussions within the Hogwarts saga.
    In response to objections of Native American critics to Rowling’s failings there have been dismissals from some parts of Harry Potter fandom of these criticisms as “politically correct” and that “it’s just a story.” But Rowling has set herself up to being held to a higher standard, hasn’t she? Both in the research she did for the Hogwarts Saga and the tone and themes of those books?
    Rowling said in trailer to Fantastic Beasts that her stories are about those “set apart, stigmatized, or othered,” In a July 7, 2000 Entertainment Weekly interview, J.K. Rowling admits, “bigotry is probably the thing I detest most. All forms of intolerance, the whole idea of ‘that which is different from me is necessarily evil.’ Besides the size of her following, are these the kinds of comments and the hypocrisy of the Pottermore back stories the reasons fans are so surprised and disappointed? John Greene has said “Reading is always an act of empathy. It’s always an imagining of what it’s like to be someone else.” I suppose writing is, too. Has Rowling failed here in empathy, as well as research and understanding?
    We’ve invited two authorities on literature and First Nations traditions to talk with us and share their reading of these chapters: Dr. Amy H. Sturgis and Allison Mills.
    We hope you enjoy the show. Thank you for listening.
     

    • 1 hr 43 min
    MuggleNet Academia Lesson 50: “Harry Potter and the Genetics of Wizardry”

    MuggleNet Academia Lesson 50: “Harry Potter and the Genetics of Wizardry”

    MuggleNet Academia is a comprehensive insight into the literary thematic elements and scholastic endeavors that author J.K. Rowling has provided in her writings of the Harry Potter and Cormoran Strike series.
    We look through the entire Harry Potter series for various elements in alchemy, literary components, composition attributes, as well as available classes at Universities and Colleges around the world, and various unique studies that are being implemented today. We also dissect the Cormoran Strike mystery detective series as the books are being released, helping readers understand and appreciate the writings of the modern-day Dickens, J.K. Rowling.
    Once again, the MuggleNet Academia team of host Keith Hawk, managing editor for MuggleNet, and co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor, brings our fans the latest in academic discussions within the Hogwarts saga.
    Science in Harry Potter? You’re kidding, right? Harry’s adventures are set in a magical world that is the antithesis of the Muggle realm’s dependence on science and engineering; magic by definition is the suspension of the laws of nature, and, as science is the exploration of those laws, the worlds should not meet, even in the potions laboratory of Professor Snape. Except in one field, namely, genetics. Witches and wizards, pure-blood, half-bloods, mudbloods, and even squibs are all subject to and products of the vagaries of chromosomes and genetic coding like all the rest of us and as this is no small part of the larger meaning of the Hogwarts Saga – the prejudice of purebloods to muggleborns – getting the genetics right is an important thing.
    Joining us today to talk about this is Dr. Eric Spana, an Assistant Professor in the Practice of Biology at Duke, who is an expert on the subject and Priyanka Nadar, founder of the Harry Potter Alliance chapter at Mary Baldwin University who has her Masters in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth.
    We hope you enjoy the show. Thank you for listening.
     

    • 1 hr 22 min
    MuggleNet Academia Lesson 49: “Rights, Copyrights, and Playwrights - The Legal Side of Rowling’s Magic”

    MuggleNet Academia Lesson 49: “Rights, Copyrights, and Playwrights - The Legal Side of Rowling’s Magic”

    MuggleNet Academia is a comprehensive insight into the literary thematic elements and scholastic endeavors that author J.K. Rowling has provided in her writings of the Harry Potter and Cormoran Strike series.
    We look through the entire Harry Potter series for various elements in alchemy, literary components, composition attributes, as well as available classes at Universities and Colleges around the world, and various unique studies that are being implemented today. We also dissect the Cormoran Strike mystery detective series as the books are being released, helping readers understand and appreciate the writings of the modern-day Dickens, J.K. Rowling.
    Once again, the MuggleNet Academia team of host Keith Hawk, managing editor for MuggleNet, and co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor, brings our fans the latest in academic discussions within the Hogwarts saga.
    In this lesson we discuss the relationships between J.K. Rowling and her literary agents and Warner Bros. to discuss Rowling's copyrights, trademarks, merchandising, and extended content such as "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and "Cursed Child" productions and subsequent book productions. What are some of the legal ins and outs associated with all of these projects and who leads it all? Is it Rowling herself, Blair Partnerships, or is it the Harry Potter Global Franchise Division? We discuss all of this and more with our returning guest, Heidi Tandy, lawyer extraordinaire and co-founder of HPEF and Fiction Alley. Also joining us today are student guest, Mary Wojcicki, and Haley Lewis.
    We hope you enjoy the show. Thank you for listening.
     
     

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

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125 Ratings

125 Ratings

Cubone&NatutrainerLannisterfan ,

One of the books you promoted....

I actually purchased Snape: A Definitive Read because of this podcast. I was excited to find out that there was a book out there that dig deeper into my favorite character Severus Snape. With adhd I don’t have the attention span to read books written that way but because it covers a subject that I’ve always wanted more info on my brain was actually able to read it and process it at the same time which is a lot for me to do. Even though I have to read it aloud be I’m an auditory learner it’s not difficult to understand and the big vocabulary words are not difficult. I recommend it to all true fans of Potter.

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What a Podcast! A Podcast for the Intellectual Harry Potter Fans!

A great Podcast no matter if you are a young fanboy or a diehard one. A great, great podcast.

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