Book 6, Ep. 2 | Hauntology

In this episode, we are talking ghosts! Tune in for a conversation with our guest, Lydia, as we consider Hauntology as an analytical tool for better understanding the Harry Potter series — specifically the Half-Blood Prince. Lydia guides us through a revisitation of Jacques Derrida and an introduction to Avery Gordon (among others) who ask us to consider the meaning of absences in narratives, histories, and our own imaginations. What haunts Harry? What haunts the Wizarding World in the aftermath of a war? What haunts the Harry Potter series in 2022? Tune in for a truly epic conversation that leans on our episodes about the Gothic, Critical Race Studies, Disability Studies, Trauma and others to establish an exciting new framework for us to explore.


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