On the Trail of Harry Potter

With the final chapter of Harry Potter about to hit the big screen, Boston College Romance Languages and Literatures Professor Emerita Vera Lee has published On the Trail of Harry Potter, a literary analysis of all seven Harry Potter volumes. “Most studies that look at part or all of the series focus on aspects such as magic and fantasy, philosophy, morality, myth, religion or spirituality,” explains Lee. “But instead of trying to explain what J.K. Rowling created in Harry Potter, I wanted to demonstrate how she created it — and why, because of that, the series has been so successful.”   Read more in the Boston College Chronicle.
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