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Friday, July 19 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
What Americans Get Wrong about Harry Potter

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Because the Harry Potter novels are written in English, and because we love them, it is easy for us to forget that the novels are set in a British context. Reading these novels with American eyes, we can misunderstand some points of the story. This presentation begins with details (e.g., Why Ron says that the fifty pence piece is “weird.”) and moves on to what “pure blood” means in a British context.


David Martin

David Martin is a husband, father, and grandfather. He is a retired computer programmer. He has been following Harry Potter since 1999 and has made presentations at several conventions. He is proud to be a Hufflepuff and wishes that Hermione had ended up with him rather than with... Read More →

Friday July 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Salon 4 Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown