Into The Pensieve: The Harry Potter Generation in Retrospect, NeMLA 2014 4/3-4/6

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
lauere@sunysuffolk.edu

As professors, we now teach the first generation of students to grow up reading Rowling’s books and watching the movies based on them. How have a generation of children, now adults, been shaped by this phenomenon? What future is there for Harry Potter studies? Are we still in the Harry Potter Age, or have we entered a Post-Potter age? This panel seeks papers that address the idea of a Harry Potter Generation broadly, with perspectives including fan studies, pedagogy, and traditional theoretical lenses. 250-word abstracts to Emily Lauer by September 30 at lauere@sunysuffolk.edu.

cfp categories: 
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
popular_culture
professional_topics
twentieth_century_and_beyond