- Pt. 1. Harry's cousins in the magical realm. Harry Potter and the secret password: finding our way in the magical genre / Amanda Cockrell ; The education of a wizard: Harry Potter and his predecessors / Pat Pinsent -- Pt. 2. Harry's roots in epic, myth, and folklore. In medias res: Harry Potter as hero-in-progress / Mary Pharr ; Of magicals and muggles: reversals and revulsions at Hogwarts / Jann Lacoss ; Harry Potter: fairy tale prince, real boy, and archetypal hero / M. Katherine Grimes -- Pt. 3. Harry's other literary relatives. Harry Potter and the extraordinariness of the ordinary / Roni Natov ; Harry Potter, Tom Brown, and the British school story: lost in transit? / David K. Steege -- Pt. 4. Greater than gold in Gringotts: questions of authority and values. Crowning the king: Harry Potter and the construction of authority / Farah Mendlesohn ; What would Harry do? J.K. Rowling and Lawrence Kohlberg's theories of moral development / Lana A. Whited, with M. Katherine Grimes -- Pt. 5. Gender issues and Harry Potter. Hermione Granger and the heritage of gender / Eliza T. Dresang ; Locating Harry Potter in the "boys' book" market / Terri Doughty -- Pt. 6. Harry's language: taking issue with words. You say "jelly," I say "jell-o"? Harry Potter and the transfiguration of language / Philip Nel ; Harry Potter and the tower of Babel: translating the magic / Nancy K. Jentsch -- Pt. 7. Commodity and culture in the world of Harry Potter. Specters of Thatcherism: contemporary British culture in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series / Karin E. Westman ; Harry Potter and the technology of magic / Elizabeth Teare ; Apprentice wizards welcome: fan communities and the culture of Harry Potter / Rebecca Sutherland Borah.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-389) and index.
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