Harry Potter and the Pop Culture Conference

May 06, 2017
 

More photos and information coming soon!

 Volunteers working registration

Volunteers working registration

 Alanna Bennett, Distinguished Contributions Award Recipient

Alanna Bennett, Distinguished Contributions Award Recipient

 Dr. Christopher Bell

Dr. Christopher Bell

Panel Schedule

9:15am – 10:15am
The Harry Potter Alliance, Fan Activism, and Stories for Social Change
The Banality of Evil: Collaborators and Appeasement in Harry Potter*

10:30am – 11:30am
The Patronuses: Putting Harry Potter Activism into Practice
Expanding the Narrative: Spin-offs, Sequels, and the Harry Potter Canon
The Occult Potter: Materiality and Wizardry in Harry Potter
Quidditch Through the Ages

11:45am – 12:45pm
Keynote: “Defending Tom Riddle: The Failure of Albus Dumbledore.”
Dr. Christopher Bell. 
JK Who? Investigating Authorship in the Harry Potter Canon and Fandom
Discarding the Cloak of Invisibility: A Candid Look at the Whitewashing in the Potterverse*
Outdoors: Quidditch Through the Ages

 
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Beyond the 7 Potters
Are Metaphors Enough? Queer Readings of Harry Potter*
The Political Potter: Harry Potter and the Political Situation* 
The Portraits Are Moving: Students Examine Art and Harry Potter
 
 2:15pm – 3:15pm
Keynote: Alanna Bennett. 
Screening of “Wizard People, Dear Reader.”
 
3:30pm – 4:30pm
The Importance of Memes in How We Understand the Harry Potter Franchise
Harry Potter and the Infinite Syllabus: How Harry Potter Has Shaped Education
From Representation to Resistance: Reimagining Harry Potter to Reflect Our Struggles*
Fandom: Pilgrimages, Preferences, and Performances*
Screening of “Wizard People, Dear Reader.”
 
4:45pm – 5:45pm
The Religious Potter: Religion, Ethics, and Meaning in Harry Potter
Studying Harry Potter in the United Kingdom
Inclusion and the Other in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter*
The Historical Potter: Harry Potter, History, and Propaganda
 
5:45pm – 6:00pm
Results of the Silent Auction

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Some vendors at the 2017 conference

 Tee shirt design by Laura Bluett

Tee shirt design by Laura Bluett