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FYI102: The Other in Harry Potter (S. McDowell)


Your case-making paper explores a particular issue or pursues a question raised in the Harry Potter series; it requires close, careful reading of the novels themselves, substantial research of your topic and of the work others have done with the Harry Potter series, and a clear explanation of why your topic is important to us in the real world.

You will locate and use a range of sources. Your essay’s sources will include at least

  • three of the Harry Potter novels
  • two scholarly sources that address your chosen issue
  • two popular, yet credible, sources that help you understand or illustrate the issue.