ERIC Number: EJ1036191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Streaming Scholarship: Using Fan Vids to Teach "Harry Potter"
Winters, Sarah Fiona
Children's Literature in Education, v45 n3 p239-254 Sep 2013
This article argues that Harry Potter fan vids can be used in the classroom as works of secondary criticism about J. K. Rowling's primary text. It makes two claims: the first is that vids can be read as criticism of a particular text (in this case Harry Potter) alongside other critical essays on that text; the second is that the practice of doing so, for teachers of literature in general, and children's literature in particular, is a valid one. The article first provides readings of four vids, showing how each can be used to complement traditional scholarly sources as interpretations of the text; and then situates issues arising from the pedagogical possibilities of vids within the larger field of fandom studies.
Descriptors: Scholarship, Teaching Methods, English Instruction, English Literature, Literary Criticism, Educational Practices, Childrens Literature, Information Sources, Multimedia Materials, Literature Appreciation
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