Does Harry Potter Hold Up in Society, Twenty Years On?
This year marks twenty years since the release of the first Harry Potter book. Few other book series have had such an impact on society – perhaps maybe The Bible, war and peace. It would be easy to imagine that it’s legacy will live on forever, but what if it doesn’t? What if it’s depiction of female characters means that it is disconnected from society in the future.
This got us all thinking here at 2ser, and to answer some of our questions, we were joined by Dr Michelle Smith, Senior lecturer in Literary Studies, Deakin University.