Book 6, Ep. 7 | Marginalia

In this episode we dig into Marginalia! After a brief revision of our episodes on Print Culture and Fan Studies, we take a look at the it's long histoy using Heather Jackson’s book, Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books (2001). Marcelle begrudgingly leads us through the contribution of the Romantics (specifically Samuel Taylor Coleridge) and we ultimately get to take a long hard look at Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Not just the book! We actually get to think through Harry Potter and his relationship to the Half-Blood Prince! How can the history and study of marginalia help us think through young Snape's notes? Why are the annotations in Harry's Potions textbook so enticing?


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