Category Archives: Literature

Article Published in Special Issue of Mythlore

I come bearing exciting news! My article titled “A Sense of Darker Perspective: How the Marauders Convey Tolkien’s ‘Impression of Depth’ in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” has been published in the fall/winter 2019 issue of Mythlore. Mythlore … Continue reading

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Guest on Reading, Writing, Rowling: The Marauders

Having just completed a thoroughly enjoyable re-read of the Harry Potter series, I was honored to be asked to be a guest on Mugglenet’s academic Potter podcast, Reading, Writing, Rowling. In Episode 19, which you can listen to here, we … Continue reading

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Mythgard Movie Club: A Wrinkle in Time

Join me and a fabulous panel of Signum University/Mythgard Insitute folks to the new film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic of YA science fiction and fantasy, A Wrinkle in Time. With a script by Frozen writer Jennifer Lee and ambitious … Continue reading

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On Mythmoot IV and moments of wonder

A week ago I returned from Mythmoot IV (the semi-annual conference hosted by Signum University) exhausted and emotionally overwhelmed but totally inspired by my experience and motivated for the future. As the growing round-up of post-conference blog posts linked at … Continue reading

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There and Back Again

Five years, three living situations, and two jobs later I have finally submitted the completed thesis for my graduate degree in English with Signum University, concentrating in Imaginative Literature. I have had the opportunity to study the genres and authors I … Continue reading

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Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Obviously I’ll be spoiling the heck out of The Cursed Child in this post, and I’m going to kind of assume that if you’re reading this you’ve already read it (or don’t care). Actually, if you haven’t read it yet, … Continue reading

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It never rains but it pours

I wanted to make a quick announcement about (for me) some very exciting news. I am now officially an author of two — count ’em, two — chapters in published books. The first is volume II of Unlocking Press’ Harry … Continue reading

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