Episode 24: The Wand in the Stone? Harry Potter and King Arthur
Three generations of Potter scholars gather to talk about J.K. Rowling’s Arthurian influences. From significant naming of characters to points of plot and theme, Katy and John discuss the many connections between the wizarding world and the medievalism of the King Arthur stories with special guests Laurie Beckoff (MuggleNet, MSc University of Edinburgh) and Beatrice Groves (Oxford University, author of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter).
Come along for this wide-ranging and meaningful discussion about knights and enchanters and women in ponds distributing swords!