MuggleNet Academia

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: 1:14am EST

MuggleNet Academia Lesson 29: "Harry Potter and Social Psychology -- Does reading the Hogwarts Saga Make Us Less Prejudiced?"

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: 12:23am EST

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: 1:01am EST

MuggleNet Academia Lesson 27: 'Billywigs, Bowtruckles, and Basilisks - Harry Potter's Fantastic Beasts'

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: 2:52pm EST

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