Sunday, February 24, 2013

A taste of things to come

Craig Anne Heflinger, Peabody Assoc. Dean of Graduate Education, at Platform 9 3/4 a year ago

Monday, February 4, 2013

What we did this weekend!

Discussion topics from the weekend of Feb. 1-2:
  • Childhood Resilience (Hawaii Longitudinal Study and Harry Potter)
  • Real and Fictional Orphans (the Romanian Orphans, Harry, and Tom Riddle)
  • Harry as Fairy Tale Prince, Real Boy, and Archetypal Hero
  • JKR's Harvard commencement speech (the Value of Failure and "Imagination")
  • Attachment Styles at Hogwarts
  • "The Function of Fiction is the Abstraction and Simulation of Social Experience"
  • Emotions, Temperament, and the Courageous Harry Potter (Emotional Intelligence)
  • Religious Themes in Harry Potter
  • Dealing with Grief and Trauma in Fiction and Real Life
  • Handling Fame: Harry Potter and Dan Radcliffe

Discussion of Matilda

Afternoon literature discussion in the atrium.  You guys were troopers this weekend!  Many many hours of discussions, videos, and activities.

Saturday class

Neither snow nor ice could keep this group from getting to class.

             Discussing    MATILDA

Friday, February 1, 2013

First Friday evening together!

                          Paperwork, paperwork!!! But it shall be worth it!

Collaboration begins.....

              Are these the same fairy tales I remember???????