An Excess of "Phlegm" and the Lack of Femme

Track:
The Muggle World
What:
Panel
When:
11:30 AM, Saturday 12 Oct 2019 EDT (1 hour)
Where:
Seaport Hotel Boston - Seaport Ballroom
Heroines of Harry Potter are often presented as and praised for not being classically feminine, while "feminine" characters are seen as inherently flawed. This is often lauded within the fandom, touted as good examples for girls growing up reading these stories. In this panel, we'll discuss how Rowling presents feminine characters like Cho, Fleur, Lavender, and Parvati, and the sexist implications of these descriptions and their negative effects on fandom.
Moderator
Black Girls Create
Creative Coordinator
Participant
Black Girls Create
Co-Founder & Editor In Chief
Participant
The Harry Potter Alliance
Research Team Lead
Participant
University of Texas at Austin
Program Coordinator

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