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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.

Host Keith Hawk and co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor, 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 analyze the time line of Lord Voldemort's Horcruxes and Harry's decision to hunt for them versus tackling the task of collecting Hallows. Our discussion is based on a recent piece written by our Guest Professor from Houston Community College, Professor Wayne Stauffer, which you can view on both the MuggleNet website as well as the Hogwarts Professor website. Also joining our show is our student guest, who so happens to also be a college professor in New Hampshire, proud Slytherin Professor Selina Marcille.

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

Direct download: Lesson34.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 5:59 PM

WARNING: SPOILER ALERT!!! We discuss plot and narrative points within both the "Cuckoo's Calling" and "Silkworm" novels by Robert Galbraith. Please read these amazing novels before listening to this show!

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 very special edition of MuggleNet Academia,we celebrate Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling's birthday with a look into the Cormoran Strike mystery novels by Rowling's pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. This program shows the unique comparison between the Potter series and the Doom Bar detective to show why this series is set to take off within the fandom.

Our special guests for this show is a returning favorite speaker, Dolores Gordon-Smith, author of the Jack Haldean mystery novels set in the 1920's of UK, and Professor Karen Kebarle from Algonquin College and La Cité Collègiale in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

We hope you this special birthday edition of MuggleNet Academia. Thank you for listening.

Direct download: Lesson_33.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 2:08 PM

MuggleNet interviews Stefan Coisson to discuss the Harry Potter TCG (Trading Card Game) tournament that is taking place at Gen Con 2015 in Indianapolis, IN USA. In this interview, we discuss the game's history and play as well as the tournament layout for Gen Con 2015. We are hoping to see a resurgence of this game from the early 2000's when it was first introduced.

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: HarryPotterTCGGenCon2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46 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 unpack the classical and medieval ideas and symbols that are embedded in and across the Hogwarts Saga as shared by Professor Rhonda Dubec of Lakehead University in Ontario Canada. We hope to introduce the real Middle Ages, to explore the symbols, culture, and metaphysics of this time as it finds expression in Hogwarts.

Our student guests for this show are Nadia Mulvihill, an English Literature graduate and English Teacher from upstate New York, and Aaron Schwartz, a classically trained musician and vocal instructor from Southern California.

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

Direct download: Lesson32.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:56 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 examine the role of the books mentioned within the books of Harry Potter. Who reads them and who doesn't and what they tell us about the characters; Books that are used as gifts, weapons, and jokes within the Hogwarts Saga; How authors of the  magical books should be understood; and so much more.

We are joined by Hufflepuff extraordinaire, David Martin, who shares with us his MISTI-Con presentation on this very subject. We are also joined by Kelly Orazi and Ariel Taranski as our specially selected student guests.

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

Direct download: Lesson31.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:21 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 Lesson 30, we are LIVE at Chestnut Hill College for the 3rd Annual Harry Potter Festival with organizers Professor Karen Wendling, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, and Professor Patrick McCauley, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Chestnut Hill College. Also joining the show is Professor Louise Freeman, Professor of Psychology at Mary Baldwin College, and Undergraduate Student Natasha Lei from MacMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

We share our days experience and analyze the topics of discussion from John Granger and the guest panelists that took place during the conference. This Academia lesson discussed amazing topics while only touching on the excellence of Day 1 from the Harry Potter Conference at Chestnut Hill College.

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

Direct download: MuggleNet_Lesson_30.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 5:14 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 the research done in the field of Social Psychology by esteemed Professor Loris Vezzali, Department of Education and Human Sciences, Faculty of Education Sciences at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy. Professor Vezzali's main research interest concern prejudice-reduction and improvement of intergroup relations.

Also joining us in this lesson is English major student and Fan Activist, Krysti Meyer, from Weber State University in Utah, United States.

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

Direct download: Lesson29.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 4:23 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.

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