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dc.contributor.authorMilligan, Hannah Renee
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-23T20:20:12Z
dc.date.available2018-05-23T20:20:12Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.isbn9780355310436
dc.identifier.other1981333131
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10477/77556
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines issues of disability and degeneration within the Harry Potter series. Through close reading, the author determines that the fantasy world of Harry Potter allows for the creation of a Muggle disability through language. Real disability, wizard disability, and Muggle as disability are explored to prove that the wizarding world is not a utopia without flaws and fear. Ultimately, the paper argues that J.K. Rowling writes her series as a way to warn against the intersection of race and ability that allows for the justification of discrimination and a eugenic mindset.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.sourceDissertations & Theses @ SUNY Buffalo,ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
dc.subjectLanguage, literature and linguistics
dc.subjectDegeneration
dc.subjectDisability
dc.subjectHarry Potter
dc.subjectRowling, J.K.
dc.titleRe-Reading Through Harry's Glasses: How a Muggle Disability Threatens to Degenerate a Pure Blood World
dc.typeDissertation/Thesis


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