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Re-Reading Harry Potter

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. The Text-to-World Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Suman Gupta
      Pages 3-7
    3. Suman Gupta
      Pages 8-13
    4. Suman Gupta
      Pages 29-32
    5. Suman Gupta
      Pages 33-39
    6. Suman Gupta
      Pages 40-54
    7. Suman Gupta
      Pages 55-66
    8. Suman Gupta
      Pages 67-74
    9. Suman Gupta
      Pages 75-81
  3. Reading the Harry Potter Novels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Suman Gupta
      Pages 85-92
    3. Suman Gupta
      Pages 93-96
    4. Suman Gupta
      Pages 97-98
    5. Suman Gupta
      Pages 99-110
    6. Suman Gupta
      Pages 111-120
    7. Suman Gupta
      Pages 121-126
    8. Suman Gupta
      Pages 127-132
    9. Suman Gupta
      Pages 133-140
    10. Suman Gupta
      Pages 141-150
    11. Suman Gupta
      Pages 151-164
  4. World-to-Text

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Suman Gupta
      Pages 167-182
    3. Milena Katsarska
      Pages 183-197
    4. Suman Gupta
      Pages 198-216
    5. Suman Gupta
      Pages 217-235
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 237-278

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses the political and social presumptions ingrained in the texts of the Harry Potter series and examines the manner in which they have been received in different contexts and media. The 2nd edition also contains extensive new material which comments on the later books and examines the impact of the phenomenon across the world.

Keywords

children''s literature English literature fiction Harry Potter Joanne K. Rowling novel

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Open UniversityUK

About the authors

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).

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Reviews

'Suman Gupta's revised and expanded edition of Re-Reading Harry Potter includes responses to his critics and an exploration of the impact that the series has had in non-English speaking countries. Once again, he breaks new ground in his analysis of the Harry Potter novels by trying to understand them as fluid texts, and he challenges the superficial celebration of the these novels as liberating texts. If students and educated readers want to take the Harry Potter phenomenon seriously, Gupta's work is the best place to start.' - Jack Zipes, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, USA