Harry Potter medievalism

Ward, Renee (2015) Harry Potter medievalism. In: Handbook of medieval afterlives in contemporary culture. Bloomsbury, London, pp. 263-274. ISBN 9781441129604

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Abstract

J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series exists as part of a fully-fledged multi-media and material culture, one that participates extensively in medievalism. This article examines the various categories of medievalism perpetuated by the Harry Potter books and their surrounding culture—literary (including ‘creative’ and ‘scholarly’), movie, and experiential medievalisms—and introduces the idea of material medievalisms. It also considers how these fields intersect and contribute to a type of convergence culture in which scholarly and popular rethinkings of the Middle Ages meet.

Keywords:J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter, medievalism, convergence culture
Subjects:Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q322 English Literature by author
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q390 English studies not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
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Deposited On:26 Nov 2016 20:53

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