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NerdCon- Author Talk: Patrick McCauley "Into the Pensieve"

Event Type: Adults
Date: 4/29/2017
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 3:45 PM
Description:
 Join us at NerdCon for a Harry Potter talk with Patrick McCauley, author of "Into the Pensieve: The Philosophy and Mythology of Harry Potter."

"Into the Pensieve" by Patrick McCauley examines the story arc in the Harry Potter series and explores the ethical, mythical, and religious meanings behind the story to answer the question why do we find ourselves so intrigued with the tale of Harry Potter? How can a story about a boy wizard who has to defeat the greatest dark wizard who ever lived be relatable to so many millions who fell in love with the series? McCauley argues that if we can find ourselves reflected in the Harry Potter series, we may also realize that our destiny and individual potential might also mirror his.

Dr. Patrick McCauley is a professor of religion, philosophy, and literature at Chestnut Hill College and he co-coordinates the annual Harry Potter Conference held in October.

Library: Chester County Library & District Center
Location: Struble Room
Status: Closed


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