Popular Culture and the Deep Past 2017 –
The World of Harry Potter
Friday, Feb. 24- Saturday, Feb. 25
1739 N. High St.
The fourth annual Popular Culture and the Deep Past extravaganza at Ohio State, Feb. 24 and 25 at the Ohio Union, is sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Students Association. This year’s event is focused on The World of Harry Potter, and will include a variety of academic papers and Potter-themed events throughout the two days. There will be combat, dancing, culinary demonstrations, cosplay, falconry and an exhibit of ancient books and manuscripts, all relating to Harry Potter.
Some session topics for Friday and Saturday include:
- Magic, Fantasy, Spirituality
- Music in Potter Time
- Characters and Environment
Keynote lecture: John Block Friedman, University of Illinois, will discuss J.K. Rowling’s use of magic animals in Harry Potter and their origins in medieval literature and antique mythology.