Re-reading Harry Potter: Second Edition by Suman GuptaRe-reading Harry Potter: Second Edition by Suman Gupta

Re-reading Harry Potter: Second Edition

bySuman Gupta

Paperback | June 25, 2009

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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.
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 So...
Title:Re-reading Harry Potter: Second EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.2 inPublished:June 25, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230219586

ISBN - 13:9780230219588

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction to the Second Edition PART I: THE TEXT-TO-WORLD APPROACH Book Covers Children and Adults The Seriousness of Social and Political Effects Text-to-World Assumptions (Some General Definitions) A Thought about Open and Closed Texts The Irrelevance of J.K. Rowling Children's Literature Fantasy Literature Religious Perspectives Locations and Limitations PART II: READING THE HARRY POTTER NOVELS Three Worlds Repetition and Progression Evasive Allusions Blood Servants and Slaves The Question of Class Desire The Magic System of Advertising Movie Magic The Beginning PART III: THE HARRY POTTER FAN FICTION TEXT Harry Potter in China; with assistance from C.Xian The Bulgarian Connection in Harry Potter ; M.Katsarska Notes Bibliography Index

Editorial 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