Harry Potter - An Interdisciplinary Workshop on a Multidimensional Transmedia Phenomenon
International Workshop, Thursday, September 15 till Saturday, September 17, 2022
University of Zurich, Raum AFL-E-003, Affolternstrasse 56, 8050 Zürich
The number of participants is very limited. Therefore we ask for a short written application.
Please send an email to Natalie Borsy with the following information:
- Name, subject combination, current study status (BA/MA, current study semester)
- Do you intend to participate in the entire workshop? YES/Duration of participation
- A short explanation of why you want to participate (2-3 sentences)
Application Deadline: August 30, 2022.
Harry Potter has, over the years, expanded into a global transmedia phenomenon that encompasses films, video games, pen and paper role-playing games (PRG), theme parks, cookery, and craft books, a new form of sport, and countless hypertextual engagements with the texts. Their impact can be traced on a large spectrum ranging from person (autobiographic) narratives to wider contemporary discourses on power abuse and transphobia.
The workshop will approach this multidimensional phenomenon in a likewise interdisciplinary, multi-methodological fashion which will help participants involved to explore, test, and broaden their respective theoretical and methodological repertoires (and hopefully have fun in the process). This workshop will have a strong focus on participatory culture and is decidedly experimental. It will deal with some neglected areas, such as ethical, new-materialist, and material-aesthetic engagements with the Harry Potter series and some of its human and also non-human agents.
Dr. Jennifer Duggan (University of South-Eastern Norway)
Dr. Hannah McGregor (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
ISEK - Popular Culture Studies
Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies - Chinese Studies