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- Cherrett, Lisa. The Triumph of Goodness: Biblical Themes in the Harry Potter Stories. Oxford: Bible Reading Fellowship, 2003.
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Reason Papers: "Imagining Better: Philosophical Issues in Harry Potter"
A collection of essays on philosophy and politics of Harry Potter in Reason Papers: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Normative Studies, vol. 34, no. 2 (June 2012).
"Myths and Mandrakes"
JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE Volume 96 March 2003
Anthony John Carter
"Crowning the King: Harry Potter and the Construction of Authority"
Farah Mendlesohn Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts Vol. 12, No. 3 (47) (2001), pp. 287-308
“The Worlds of the Fantastic Other in Postmodern English Fiction.”
Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, vol. 14, no. 3 (55), 2003, pp. 318–332.
“Fitting the Glass Slipper: A Comparative Study of the Princess’s Role in the Harry Potter Novels and Films.”
Fairy Tale Films: Visions of Ambiguity, edited by Pauline Greenhill and Sidney Eve Matrix, by Jack Zipes, University Press of Colorado, 2010, pp. 79–98.
“The Harry Potter Stories and French Arthurian Romance.”
ARDEN, HEATHER, and KATHRYN LORENZ.
Arthuriana, vol. 13, no. 2, 2003, pp. 54–68.
“‘Same-as-Difference’: Narrative Transformations and Intersecting Cultures in Harry Potter.”
Journal of Narrative Theory, vol. 35, no. 1, 2005, pp. 112–132
“Naming Tropes and Schemes in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter Books.”
Nilsen, Don L. F., and Alleen Pace Nilsen.
The English Journal, vol. 98, no. 6, 2009, pp. 60–68.
"Heteronormative Heroism and Queering the School Story in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series."
Pugh, Tison, and David L. Wallace.
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"Harry Potter's girl trouble: The world of everyone's favorite kid wizard is a place where boys come first"
"Muggles, Magic, and misfits: Michel Foucault at Harry Potter's Hogwarts"
Article by J. Warner
"Welcome to Hogwarts! At this school of witchcraft and wizardry, magical boys and girls will learn to hone their potential in spell-casting, potion making, divination, and the mystical arts. They will learn how to fly on brooms, play Quidditch, and duel with wands, and they will be taught the proper way to greet a Hippogriff. Students will also be monitored day and night, their actions under constant surveillance. Anyone caught breaking the rules will be disciplined. Punishments can range from a loss of "house points," needed for receipt of the coveted House Cup, to detention, suspension, a revocation of privileges, or even expulsion. Students will also be monitored at all times by the Ministry of Magic, who, through the Improper Use of Magic Office (a division of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement), will make sure that no underage witch or wizard performs magic and that no magic is performed in the presence of Muggles (nonmagical persons). Surveillance, discipline, and conformity: Never forget your place, young witches and wizards!"
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