This oct 16, 2012 photo shows author jk rowling at an appearance to promote her latest book the casual vacancy, at the david h koch theater in new york. As a rundown of the most feminist harry potter characters will show, exploring the importance of feminist characters in rowling's work could take up an entire thesis of study, but in the. Literary theory and young adult literature: and critical reading in j k rowling's harry potter books clearly, harry potter and criticism by feminism.
Jk rowling is known for confirming (or denying) harry potter rumors via her magical twitter feed the famous harry potter author has used the social media platform in the past to answer. Author jk rowling joined twitter and actively started answering — and dismissing — fan theories and questions and with pottermore's launch in 2012, fans are now continually rewarded with. Foss' (2004) four-step feminist criticism model was employed to analyze gender portrayals in the novel according to foss' model, the novel was analyzed for masculine or feminine perspectives of the world, effects on the audience, improvement of women's lives, and impact on rhetorical theory.
Key words: harry potter, feminist literary theory and criticism, multiple readings, relationships between sexes 1 introduction in 1997 the first edition of joanne kathleen rowling's first novel, harry potter and the philosopher's stone, was printed in a limited edition of only 500 copies (blake 2002: 3. Setting of hogwarts in the harry potter books appears to be both a fantastically post-feminist world where sexism no longer undermines women's power and agency and one in which a post-feminist façade merely camouflages the novels. Jk rowling's harry potter novels are known throughout the world they are credited with getting children and adults away from other forms of entertainment and back to reading a book for enjoyment. While in the process of writing this article, more articles surfaced about harry potter and queer theory queering harry potter by michael bronski heteronormative heroism and queering the school story in j k rowling's harry potter series by tison pugh and david l wallace. Jk rowling's harry potter series exemplifies a young adult feminist novel in many ways when reading a book from a feminist point of view, most feminist critics look for character development and a strong portrayal of females involved in non-traditional activities (yeo 2.
5 our purpose in examining the harry potter texts as a mixture of school story and hero tale is to argue that, even within j k rowling's exuberantly fantastic plot structures and the ostensibly post-feminist coeducational space of hogwarts, heteronormative heroism narrows the range of culturally viable narrative actions and plots hero. Growing up, i had a lot of different role models — my mom, sister, grandma, and the queen of harry potter, the ultimate role model, jk rowling it isn't far fetched to say that rowling played. Harry potter author jk rowling is done with fans mispronouncing character hermione granger's first name so, she decided to make it crystal clear in the fourth book of her fantasy novel series. The travels of harry: international marketing and the translation of jk rowling's harry potter books contemporary literary criticism, 29 (2), 141-151 google scholar.
Randolph e schmalz dr ann haugo theory and crit 479 05/09/2013 harry potter and the feminist, critical race theory alchemical amalgam after 10 years, 4,195 pages, over 375 million copies and eight films much has been written on the harry potter novels, films and the general phenomenon with great specificity and analysis. As a feminist critic, i will examine how jk rowling's wizarding world in the harry potter series handles the binary of black and white magic and the gender inclusiveness of both forms of magic in their relative spheres i focus on the novels themselves rather than on jk rowling's intentionality and will not rely on much of the post. It's common knowledge that harry potter has infiltrated our culture and had a lasting effect on this generation: the jk rowling franchise consists of seven works of literature, eight full. The new books are must-have's for harry potter fans, as they present the series in an entirely new light they're also a great way to introduce new generations of readers to jk rowling's work. The text seeks to introduce it's reader to two schools of literary criticism, and to then use apply that knowledge in order to analyze the popular harry potter series usig both a marxist and feminist lens.
Publication in great britain, harry potter and the sorcerer's stone, the first novel in jk rowling's seven-book series, was published in the united states in 1998, followed by the publications of both harry potter and the chamber of secrets and harry potter and the. Harry potter has been a maelstrom of religious controversy this essay argues that the core engagement of the potter books is ethical rather than doctrinal, drawing on ethical traditions from. The author of harry potter and, now, the casual vacancy, says her favorite literary character is jo march: it is hard to overstate what she meant to a small, plain girl called jo.
In my essay i will argue that in her books about harry potter jk rowling has repeatedly challenged the gender stereotypes and by doing so broken the norms to be able to follow my. Harry potter edited by mercedes lackey and leah wilson the ivory tower and harry potter edited by lana a whited females and harry potter: not all that empowering by ruthann mayes-elma jk rowling's ambivalence towards feminism: house elves-women in disguise-in the harry potter books. Jk rowling: the harry potter films warner bros bought the rights to the first two harry potter books in 1998 and went on to produce a film for each of the seven novels. Jk rowling has actually confirmed a fan's theory on twitter if there was one character's name in the harry potter franchise that sparked a million conversations about pronunciation it was.