J.K. Rowling and Her Enduring Spell

Registration not required

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cold Spring Branch

Description

It's been almost two decades since J.K. Rowling introduced Harry Potter to the world enchanting children and adults alike.  There's no doubt Harry Potter has captured the heart of a generation, but how do his books fit in to literary cannon?  Come hear Dr. Paige Byam Soliday as she speaks on this issue, drawing comparisons to classics such as Jane Eyre and King Arthur.

Paige Byam Soliday has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is Associate Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University.  She has taught literature, film, and composition courses at the college level for over 25 years, and has collaborated on several screenplays with her husband, Justin Soliday.  Dr. Soliday teaches Harry Potter books and films in her Mystery and Literature courses, and she has given conference papers and published articles on J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series, including “Children’s Literature or Adult Classic?  The Harry Potter series and the British Novel Tradition.”

Age range: 16+

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It's been almost two decades since J.K. Rowling introduced Harry Potter to the world enchanting children and adults alike.  There's no doubt Harry Potter has captured the heart of a generation, but how do his books fit in to literary cannon?  Come hear Dr. Paige Byam Soliday as she speaks on this issue, drawing comparisons to classics such as Jane Eyre and King Arthur.

Paige Byam Soliday has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is Associate Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University.  She has taught literature, film, and composition courses at the college level for over 25 years, and has collaborated on several screenplays with her husband, Justin Soliday.  Dr. Soliday teaches Harry Potter books and films in her Mystery and Literature courses, and she has given conference papers and published articles on J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series, including “Children’s Literature or Adult Classic?  The Harry Potter series and the British Novel Tradition.”

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