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Friday, July 8 • 10:00am - 11:00am
“Hallows, not Horcruxes”: Notes on “The Tale of the Three Brothers” and the Presence of Fairy Tales in the Harry Potter series

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Starting with a study of the deliberate placement of “The Tale of the Three Brothers” in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, this discussion will focus on the importance of the presence of fairy tales and the possible implications of its inclusion in the series. The presence of fairy tales not only enriches the cultural background of the wizarding world but also reveal the cultural significance of folk and fairy tales and children’s literature.

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Andrea Paletta

Andrea Paletta teaches English at the University of Massachusetts Boston where she obtained her Master of Arts in literature. She is currently applying for PhD programs and her scholarship focuses in the areas of Folklore, Fantasy literature, Children and Young Adult literature, and... Read More →

Friday July 8, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Del Mar II
  • Type Lecture
  • Theme Mythology, Fairy Tales, and Literary Themes