3. Post structuralism: Harry Potter and the violent hierarchies of oppositionHee!
Deconstruct the Voldemort character. To what extent does he exhibit Derrida's theory of binary opposites? Include in your analysis a discussion of how "his" power is everywhere and nowhere, how He Who Should Not Be Named has no physical or solid identity and how he represents "pure" evil. To what extent is Azkaban influenced by Foucault's Discipline and Punish?
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Harry Potter 101, or How I Really Knew, for Once and for All, That I'm a Total Dork
This will be especially funny to anyone who's (a) read the Harry Potter books at least once, and (b) studied literary theory. (That's pretty much everyone, right?)