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Keynote Address by
John Granger

John Granger

Described by TIME as the "Dean of Harry Potter Scholars," John Granger has been writing and speaking about the artistry and meaning of Joanne Rowling's Hogwarts Adventures since 2002. In all that time, he has consistently been ahead of the pack in understanding and explaining why readers love the Potter Saga.
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Replacing Wands with Quills: A Harry Potter Symposium for Muggle Scholars

November 10-12, 2011
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Despite the early warnings from literary and cultural critics--Harold Bloom and A.S. Byatt for instance--scholarly engagement with Harry Potter has not been a deatheater's kiss for academics. On the contrary, for more than twelve years HP scholarship has continued to thrive in a broad range of academic disciplines world-wide. And while skeptics insist that with the conclusion of the book series in 2007 and the movie series this summer surely everything relevant has been said about Harry Potter, we will gather to prove that this is far from the case.

We invite you to join us for a day and a half of stimulating conversations that are sure to arise out of the many exciting presentations on our program.

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