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B.L. Purdom


Quantum Harry, the Podcast
Participates in 1 Session
B.L. Purdom has presented papers and served on panels at Harry Potter symposia and general SF/F conventions across North America since 2003. The author/host of Quantum Harry, the Podcast, based on her book, Quantum Harry: A Unified Theory of the Potterverse (226 Press), Purdom has also appeared on other HP podcasts and is the author of the Psychic Serpent series, as well as contributing a chapter to Transfigurations: Harry Potter and Alchemy (McFarland).

Sessions in which B.L. Purdom participates

Sunday 13 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
12:45 PM
12:45 PM EDT - 1:45 PM EDT | 1 hour
Examine the Canon

Harry Potter experiences some of his most significant transformations in the series’ first book, whose original title refers to the result of a process of transformation: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. We'll explore the ways in which Harry undergoes literal and symbolic transformations and is also a catalyst for change (a human "philosopher’s stone"), how Quidditch is symbolic alchemy, how Harry being a symbolic Snitch and literal Horcrux makes Horcrux-hunting symbolic Quidd...

B.L. Purdom