“Kidlit” as “Law-And-Lit”: Harry Potter and the Scales of Justice

@article{Macneil2002KidlitA,
  title={“Kidlit” as “Law-And-Lit”: Harry Potter and the Scales of Justice},
  author={William P Macneil},
  journal={Law \& Literature},
  year={2002},
  volume={14},
  pages={545 - 564}
}
As many of his young fans would put it, “Harry Potter is magic!” — “magic,” in this case, being the currently fashionable, Anglo-Commonwealth youth culture adjective of acclaim. And one absolutely a propos here because it speaks as much to our hero’s extratextual in uences as a worldwide publishing phenomenon, as his intratextual practices as a wizard-intraining. From his Ž rst appearance in the kick-off volume of J.K. Rowling’s remarkable series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone… Expand
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