It All Ended: Harry Potter and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
contact email: 
jrussell@dmu.ac.uk

Please note that the deadline for the following conference is fast approaching:

It All Ended.
Harry Potter and Popular Culture.

A one-day symposium hosted by De Montfort University.
Leicester, Wednesday 29th February 2012.

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels and Warner Bros’ film adaptations constitute one of the most successful media franchises of the modern age. Now that both books and films have reached a spectacular conclusion, this conference aims to assess Harry Potter’s place in popular culture.

We welcome papers which look at any aspect of the Potter phenomenon, from creative, artistic or industrial evaluations, through to case studies of related products and fan communities.

Proposals (of no more than 300 words) should be sent to:

James Russell (jrussell@dmu.ac.uk)
by Friday 16 December 2011

cfp categories: 
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond