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Cathy Leogrande


Le Moyne College
Participates in 1 Session
Cathy Leogrande is a Professor in the Teacher Education Department of the Purcell School of Professional Studies at Le Moyne College, a Jesuit college in New York. Her teaching and research focus issues of race, class, gender, and disability in all areas of popular culture, including comics and graphic novels, film, videogames and YA lit. She has written and presented on the Potter series for over 10 years and teaches several courses based on Rowling's works.

Sessions in which Cathy Leogrande participates

Friday 11 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
2:00 PM
2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
The Muggle WorldConstant Vigilance

This presentation will engage participants in conversation around the place of Harry Potter references and J. K. Rowling herself in the political arena since 2016. The focus of the session will not be on a particular political perspective, but on the positive and problematic uses of fictional symbolism to build or subvert real efforts and actions. Discussion questions will explore how Harry Potter references have been used – or misused – by groups with divergent agendas to push ...