Transforming Harry: The Adaptation of Harry Potter in the Transmedia Age

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Alberti
Narrator: Shaun Grindell , Esther Wane
Genres: Non-Fiction, Art & Music
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Published In: July 2018
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Transforming Harry: The Adaptation of Harry Potter in the Transmedia Age is an edited volume of eight essays that look at how the cinematic versions of the seven Harry Potter novels represent an unprecedented cultural event in the history of cinematic adaptation. The movie version of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, premiered in 2001, in between publication of the fourth and fifth books of this global literary phenomenon. As a result, the production and reception of both novel and movie series became intertwined with one another, creating a fanbase who accessed the series first through the books, first through the movies, and in various other combinations. John Alberti and P. Andrew Miller have gathered scholars to explore and examine the cultural, political, aesthetic, and pedagogical dimensions of this pop culture phenomenon and how it has changed the reception of both the films and books.

While the primary focus of the collection is an academic audience, it will appeal to a broad range of listeners. Within the academic community, Transforming Harry will be of interest to scholars and teachers in a number of disciplines, including film and media studies and English.

Author Details

Author Details

Alberti, John

John Alberti is professor of English and chair of the English department at Northern Kentucky University. He is editor of Leaving Springfield: The Simpsons and the Possibility of Oppositional Culture and the author of several titles including Screen Ages, Masculinity in the Contemporary Romantic Comedy, and The Killing.