Links Used in Class


Syllabus


Summoning Knowledge


Cinematic Transfiguration



Date
Readings & Assignments
Tuesday
25 Aug 2015
Welcome!
Thursday
27 Aug 2015
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapters 1-7
Tuesday
1 Sept 2015
Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapters 8-17
Thursday
3 Sept 2015
Travis Prinzi, “Harry Potter for Real Life” & “The Tales of Rowling the Bard.” (Handout)

John Granger, “Narrative Misdirection.” (Handout)

Tuesday
8 Sept 2015
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapters 1-10
Thursday
10 Sept 2015
Marguerite Krause, “Harry Potter and the End of Religion.”

Elisabeth DeVos, “It’s All About God.”
Tuesday
15 Sept 2015
Chamber of Secrets, Chapters 11-18

John Granger, “Alchemy 101.” (Handout)
Thursday
17 Sept 2015

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapters 1-11

Tuesday
22 Sept 2015
Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapters 12-22
Thursday
24 Sept 2015
Review Day
Tuesday
29 Sept 2015
O.W.L.
Thursday
1 Oct 2015
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapters 1-10
Tuesday
6 Oct 2015
Goblet of Fire,  Chapters 11-19
Thursday
8 Oct 2015
Goblet of Fire, Chapters 20-31
Tuesday
13 Oct 2015
Goblet of Fire, Chapters 32-37

Susan R. Matthews, “Ich Bin Ein Hufflepuff.”
Thursday
15 Oct 2015
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapters 1-10
*** Fall Break ***
Thursday
22 Oct 2015
Order of the Phoenix, Chapters 11-20

Summoning Knowledge Due @ Midnight
Tuesday
27 Oct 2015
Order of the Phoenix, Chapters 21-30

Adam-Troy Castro, “From Azkaban to Abu Ghraib: Fear and Fascism in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”
Thursday
29 Oct 2015
Order of the Phoenix, Chapters 31-38

Daniel P. Moloney, “Harry Potter and the Young Man’s Mistake: The Illusion of Innocence and the Temptation of Power.”
Tuesday
3 Nov 2015
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapters 1-10
Thursday
5 Nov 2015
Brycchan Carey, “Hermione and the House-Elves.” (Handout)

Sarah Zettel, “Hermione Granger and the Charge of Sexism.”
Tuesday
10 Nov 2015
Half-Blood Prince, Chapters 11-20

Gregory Bassham, “Love Potion No. 9 .” (Handout)
Thursday
12 Nov 2015
Half-Blood Prince, Chapters 21-30
Tuesday
17 Nov 2015
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapters 1-11
Thursday
19 Nov 2015
Deathly Hallows, Chapters 12-22
Tuesday
24 Nov 2015
Deathly Hallows, Chapters 22-30
Thursday
26 Nov 2015
No class…Thanksgiving Break!
Tuesday
1 Dec 2015
Deathly Hallows, Chapter 31-Epilogue

Catherine Jack Deavel and David Paul Deavel, “Choosing Love: The Redemption of Severus Snape.” (Handout)
Thursday
3 Dec 2015
Cinematic Transfiguration Due @ Midnight.
Tuesday
8 Dec 2015

Review Day
Thursday
10 Dec 2015
Reading Day
Saturday
12 Dec 2013
N.E.W.T. @ 11:30 a.m.