Harry Potter and Medieval Culture
0.5 Credit - Fall
Students will explore how the cultural phenomenon of Harry Potter, originating in the immensely popular novels of J. K. Rowling, draws upon, adapts, and/or represents medieval cultural artifacts, beliefs, and practices. Students will also examine how particular attitudes toward the Middle Ages are perpetuated by Harry Potter multi-media, such as film, video games, board games, theme parks, museum exhibits, fan communities, and fan fiction.
- 3 lecture hours