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MuggleNet Academia is a comprehensive insight into the literary thematic elements and scholastic endeavors that author J.K. Rowling has provided in her writings of the Harry Potter series.

We look through the entire Harry Potter series for various elements in alchemy, literary components, composition attributes, as well as available classes at Universities and Colleges around the world, and various unique studies that are being implemented today.

We dive head first into a political discussion with two very special guest who are published experts on the subject. First is Professor Ben Barton is a Helen and Charles Lockett Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee and author of the brilliant academic journal Harry Potter and the Half-Crazed Bureaucracy. Additionally, Professor Jack Gierzynski who is the Director of the James M. Jeffords Center's Vermont Legislative Research Service and Professor of Political Science at the University of Vermont and author of the book Harry Potter and the Millennials.

In this lesson we examine the role of the books and the political outlook as seen in the Ministry of Magic to that which we see in today's society. With emphasis on Libertarians and whether the books lean more left or right or even right or wrong. This lesson will be sure to capture your attention as we look at the small nuances of government in the Wizarding World.

We hope you enjoy the show. Thank you for listening.

Direct download: Lesson_28.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 5:01 AM

MuggleNet Academia is a comprehensive insight into the literary thematic elements and scholastic endeavors that author J.K. Rowling has provided in her writings of the Harry Potter series.

We look through the entire Harry Potter series for various elements in alchemy, literary components, composition attributes, as well as available classes at Universities and Colleges around the world, and various unique studies that are being implemented today.

In this Lesson, we examine some of the Fantastic Beasts found within the Harry Potter series and other Fantastic Beasts found within the schoolbooks from 2001. Joining us on the show is Dr. Melissa Aaron of California Polytechnic Institute of Pomona, California and Biology/Zoology instructor Jason Crean of Lyons Township High School and St. Xavier University and Aurora University.

We also discuss what we hope to se within the new film series Fantastic Beasts as screenplayed by author J.K. Rowling.

Thank you for listening.

Direct download: Lesson_27.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 7:52 PM

MuggleNet Academia is a comprehensive insight into the literary thematic elements and scholastic endeavors that author J.K. Rowling has provided in her writings of the ‘Harry Potter’ series.

We look through the entire ‘Harry Potter’ series for various elements in alchemy, literary components, composition attributes, as well as available classes at Universities and Colleges around the world, and various unique studies that are being implemented today.

In this Lesson, we showcase the ‘Harry Potter’ course at Augustana College titled, ‘The Soul of Harry Potter’ with Professor and Pastor Richard Priggie. This course includes an amazing alchemical retreat to a Hogwarts-esque castle in Illinois called Stronghold Castle. Joining the show as our student guest is Fallon Meyer, a Junior at Augustana who enrolled in the class and was a prefect during the retreat.

Thank you for listening.

Direct download: Lesson_26.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 7:38 PM

MuggleNet Academia is a comprehensive insight into the literary thematic elements and scholastic endeavors that author J.K. Rowling has provided in her writings of the ‘Harry Potter’ series.

We look through the entire ‘Harry Potter’ series for various elements in alchemy, literary components, composition attributes, as well as available classes at Universities and Colleges around the world, and various unique studies that are being implemented today.

In this Lesson, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the famous author, C.S. Lewis’ repose by celebrating his works with emphasis on the ‘Narnia’ series as it compares and contrasts to the ‘Harry Potter’ series. We discuss this lesson’s topic with noted Lewis scholar and Potter Pundit, Professor Elizabeth Baird-Hardy, and special student guest, Eric Scull.

Thank you for listening.

Direct download: Lesson25final.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 6:52 AM

MuggleNet Academia is a comprehensive insight into the literary thematic elements and scholastic endeavors that author J.K. Rowling has provided in her writings of the Harry Potter series.

We look through the entire Harry Potter series for various elements in alchemy, literary components, composition attributes, as well as available classes at Universities and Colleges around the world, and various unique studies that are being implemented today.

In this Lesson, we take a look at the Academic Conference taking place at Chestnut Hill College October 18 - 19. Karen Wendling, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Chestnut Hill College with her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from UNC Chapel Hill, and Patrick McCauley, Chestnut Hill Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, PhD University of Iowa, taught the course ‘The Emergence of the Hero in the Epic Voyage’ as part of Chestnut Hill’s innovative Interdisciplinary Honors Program (IDHP). Harry Potter was not so much the subject of the class as it was the capstone – the glorious conclusion to a year of reading Plato, Aristotle, Shelley’s Frankenstein, Wells’ The Island of Dr Moreau, and Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. In MuggleNet Academia episode 24, Keith and John ask our guest professors about this class, if Harry Potter worked as a foundational text for their Generation Hex students, and the remarkable consequences of the course in the Chestnut Hill community, both the college and the village.

Thank you for listening.

Direct download: Lesson_24.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 6:26 AM

Join us in our latest Academic Lesson from the world of magic and intrigue created by author J.K. Rowling as we dive into the literature of the 'Harry Potter' series. Host Keith Hawk from MuggleNet is joined with co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor and author of the Deathly Hallows Lectures, as we share insights into the literature series of author J.K. Rowling. 

This is Lesson 23: 'There and Back Again: Chiasmus, Alchemy, and Ring Composition in Harry Potter.' Hosts Keith Hawk and John Granger are joined with four esteemed special guests, Rochelle Deans, William Sprague, Kelly Kerr, and Steven Lee. Together we discuss the incredible structure formations found with in the Harry Potter book series. Did Rowling base this structure on Tolkien, Lewis, or perhaps even Dante? Or is JKR just a huge Obsessive Compulsive in structure herself? Listen in and find out what we think.

MuggleNet Academia is a podcast from the staff of the World's No. 1 Harry Potter website, MuggleNet.com. Enjoy the show!

Direct download: Lesson23.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 7:56 PM

Join us in our latest Academic Lesson from the world of magic and intrigue created by author J.K. Rowling as we dive into the literature of the 'Harry Potter' series. Host Keith Hawk from MuggleNet is joined with co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor and author of the Deathly Hallows Lectures, as we share insights into the literature series of author J.K. Rowling. 

This is Lesson 22: 'Harry Potter and the Narrative Transformations' with our special guest speaker, Professor Kate Behr from Concordia College and St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary in New York, hails originally from England and shares her thoughts with John and I and our student guest Danielle Karthauser from West Chester University in Pennsylvania, as she challenges us to re-think how we understand the story being told in light of how the same story is re-told and how we are transformed by the telling and re-telling

MuggleNet Academia is a podcast from the staff of the World's No. 1 Harry Potter website, MuggleNet.com. Enjoy the show!

Direct download: Lesson22.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:25 AM

Join us in our latest Academic Lesson from the world of magic and intrigue created by author J.K. Rowling as we dive into the literature of the 'Harry Potter' series.

MuggleNet Academia held our LIVE show as the Keynote Luncheon from the fantastic MISTI-Con Harry Potter fan convention in Laconia, New Hampshire. Host Keith Hawk from MuggleNet is joined with co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor and author of the Deathly Hallows Lectures, and Special Guest Speaker Janet Scott Batchler, Professional Screenwriter, Director, and Professor of Writing at the University of Southern California.

In this show, we analyze the Harry Potter book series to the film adaptations. What does it take to adapt a book to screen? Were the Harry Potter films successful at adapting or not? You may be surprised at what parts of the film were done well and which were done poorly. Why did we not win any Oscar awards if this is the most successful movie franchise in history? We give props to Chris Columbus, take questions from the audience, AND SO MUCH MORE!

MuggleNet Academia is a podcast from the staff of the World's No. 1 Harry Potter website, MuggleNet.com. Enjoy the show!

Direct download: Lesson21.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 3:48 PM

Join us in our latest Academic Lesson from the world of magic and intrigue created by author J.K. Rowling as we dive into the literature of the 'Harry Potter' series. Host Keith Hawk from MuggleNet is joined with co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor and author of the Deathly Hallows Lectures, as we share insights into the literature series of author J.K. Rowling. 

This is our 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR SHOW as we celebrate not only one year of incredibly rich and educational lessons, but also our 20th amazing show. Join us as we welcome back many of the special guests from the last year as we continue the topics we recorded with some additional materials you may have missed. What would we have liked to discuss that we may have missed? What show would one guest like to have been on with another guest? What fandom experience stood out the most? What future show would they like to hear? AND SO MUCH MORE!

MuggleNet Academia is a podcast from the staff of the World's No. 1 Harry Potter website, MuggleNet.com. Enjoy the show!

Direct download: Episode_20.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:37 AM

Join us in our latest Academic Lesson from the world of magic and intrigue created by author J.K. Rowling as we dive into the literature of the 'Harry Potter' series.

Host Keith Hawk from MuggleNet is joined with co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor and author of the Deathly Hallows Lectures, as we share insights into the literature series of author J.K. Rowling. On this show we are joined by Professor Nancy Reagin, Professor of History and women's and gender studies at Pace University, along with this week's two student guests - Elspeth Gordon-Smith, who is a student at University of Glasgow, and Gerardo Alvarez, a History student at Buffalo State. In this week's lesson we show the history of the wizarding world within the 'Harry Potter' series as compared to the symbolic and historical references from the Muggle world. Pull up a butter beer and treacle tart as this was one sweet show.

MuggleNet Academia is a podcast from the staff of the World's No. 1 Harry Potter website, MuggleNet.com. Enjoy the show!

Direct download: Lesson19.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:03 PM