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Beyond Belief: Harry Potter in text and film

Broad, S. E. (2008) Beyond Belief: Harry Potter in text and film. Journal of Children's Literature Studies, 5 (1). ISSN 1743-0526

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Abstract/Summary

Despite the fact that the Harry Potter books have won a place in the cultural consciousness and have had enjoyed immense commercial success, they were not accepted within many faith groups at the outset. Using the term ‘religion’ to refers to any system of belief that may be recognised by symbols , I look extracts from three of the novels, alongside their subsequent cinematic adaptations, in order to consider the construction of representations of religion in the films and the contribution made by the films to this debate.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Language and Literacy > First Language and Literacy Research Group
ID Code:4746
Publisher:Pied Piper Publishing

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