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Saturday, July 9 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Harry Potter and the Moral Spectrum of Care: Using Feminist Ethics to Analyze Morality

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Ragan attempts to problematize (and ultimately deconstruct) the binaristic understanding of morality (“good” and “evil”), particularly in terms of its constructions of motherhood and masculinity. Focusing on four characters—Molly Weasley, Narcissa Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore, and Severus Snape—with seemingly solid categorization in a traditional moral system, she employs an ethics of care standpoint to evaluate each character’s actions and broaden the understanding of the moral paradigm presented through the complex, problematic network of relationships.

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Shelby Ragan

Shelby Ragan is a first-year PhD student in English Studies with a concentration in Children’s and Young Adult Literature at Illinois State University. Her research interests include constructions of gender, constructions of morality, and the ways the constructions of each of these... Read More →


Saturday July 9, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Del Mar II
  Academic
  • Type Lecture
  • Theme Ethics and Morality