Book 7, Ep. 3 | Motherhood with Erin Wunker

We continue our journey through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows with another special guest, Erin Wunker! Erin is a settler scholar and an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia. She is the author of Notes from a Feminist Killjoy: Essays on Everyday Life and the forthcoming Routledge Introduction to 20th and 21st Century Canadian Poetry. She join us for this episode to talk about mothers in the Harry Potter series! We discuss how motherhood has been constructed over the last few centuries and what we can learn from the characterization of Petunia Dursley, Molly Weasley, and Lily Potter. We also think through subversive modes of motherhood and representations of care throughout the book, looking at Hagrid in particular.

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