Ask a Harry Potter Scholar

Southeast Library

Ask a Harry Potter Scholar

Monday, May 20, 2019, 7 p.m.

Did you know that there are people who study the Harry Potter series as an academic venture, giving papers at conferences and publishing journal articles and whole books on the saga of The Boy Who Lived? More importantly, would you like to meet one? Join Tolonda Henderson, who has been featured as a pre-performance lecturer for the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap, for an evening exploring their career as a Harry Potter scholar. Topics will include how they got into the field, what strategies they use to apply an academic lens to the text, and glimpses into their various projects over the last several years. There will be plenty of time for questions, so be sure to bring yours. 

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Tolonda Henderson is an MA/PhD student in the English Department at the University of Connecticut. Their specialization in Children's Literature was inspired by their work as a Harry Potter scholar. Mx. Henderson has recently published an essay on the series from the perspective of fat studies.