Study Abroad Opportunity: Harry Potter and the Fan Experience

Join Profs. Paul Booth and Rebecca Johns-Trissler for a unique Study Abroad trip: Harry Potter and the Fan Experience!

The Harry Potter story is more than just a wildly popular children’s book series, it is an international phenomenon encompassing literature, film, drama, multimedia experiences, and fan culture. Taking unique advantage of two 4-credit DePaul courses — ENG 286 (Topics in Popular Literature) and MCS 363 (Topics in Fan Studies) — students in this short-term study abroad program will have the opportunity to delve deeply into the Harry Potter experience through readings, screenings, discussions, and in-person visits to sites of literary and cultural significance related to the Harry Potter series.

This short-term study abroad program will focus on sites that influenced the writing of the Harry Potter novels and the filming of the series—including visits to the Warner Bros. Studios in London and a performance of The Cursed Child in the West End—to enhance students’ understanding of the themes and issues of the story as well as the experience of Harry Potter fandom in general.

https://programsabroad.depaul.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10325

Important facts:

• The program fulfills two graduation requirements: A&L credit and experiential learning credit
• The courses will meet Monday nights in the Loop during Spring quarter
• Travel dates are 6/15-6/26
• The deadline to apply is February 1

Questions? Email Prof. Johns-Trissler at rjohnstr@depaul.edu.

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