Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Reading into Generation-HEX

Harry Potter... you've heard of him.  Now some researchers are crediting him with something that could be enriching educational prospects for millions of young adults of college age.

We examine the Potter-Effect that some believe is behind a revitalized love of reading and academic achievement among “Generation Hex.”

Guests:

Elisabeth Gumnior, Ph.D.  Specialist in Harry Potter Scholarship. Author of  Entering the Parlor: Communities, Conversations, and Writing  (Simon and Shuster). Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University.

Suzanne Keen, Ph.D. - Author of  Empathy and the Novel (Oxford University Press).  Specialist in contemporary British fiction.  Chair, Department of English, as well as the Broadus Professor of English, at Washington and Lee University.

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