Friday, June 19, 2009

Harry Potter as Romance Fiction

Meg Cabot's analysis of the new Harry Potter film posters is, I think, quite brilliant! It made me smile. In teaching literature, you're always dealing with questions of genre, but when it comes down to it, marketing can turn any genre into another genre altogether... or it can fail miserably under a pall of genre-confusion (as happening with The Princess Bride). Mind, the raging hormones at Hogwarts do really kick in around book six.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Such a brilliant analysis. Made me laugh out loud in many places. What have they done to my book?! (Still, opening weekend... I'm there).