Scribbulus – Resources

Sep 17, 2007

Posted by: John Admin



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Rowling, J.K.

– Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
– Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
– Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
– Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
– Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
– Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
– Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
– Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
– Quidditch Through the Ages

J.K. Rowling’s Official site
Guide to
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– Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, dir. Chris Columbus (2001)
– Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, dir. Chris Columbus (2002)
– Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, dir. Alfonso Cuarón (2004)
– Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, dir. Mike Newell (2005)
– Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, dir. David Yates (2007)

Warner Brothers Harry Potter page
Rotten Tomatoes for online movie reviews

HP News and Updates

The Leaky Cauldron News
BBC News In Depth Harry Potter
Harry Potter Automatic News Aggregator (HPANA)

On Rowling

J.K. Rowling’s Official site
» See especially Biography Section
Wikipedia on Rowling
Printed biographies

Resources by Category

Unfogging the Plots

On Leaky Lounge see:

A History of Magic
Great Wizarding Events of the Twentieth Century
Deathly Hallows Unfogged

Magical Theory

The Harry Potter Lexicon
Lexicon Essays
Roger Highfield, The Science of Harry Potter (2002)
On Leaky Lounge see: Magical Theory


Wikipedia on Fictional Characters
On Leaky Lounge see: Notable Magical Names of our Time
At the HP Lexicon: Wizards & Witches A-Z

Extra Canon Analysis

John Granger, The Hidden Key to Harry Potter (2002)
”””, Looking for God in Harry Potter (2004)
”””, Unlocking Harry Potter: Five Keys for the Serious Reader (2007)
Lana A. Whited, Ivory Tower and Harry Potter (2004)
Edmund M Kern, The Wisdom of Harry Potter (2003)
David Baggett, ed. Harry Potter and Philosophy–If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts (2004)
On Leaky Lounge see: Obscurus Books

On Fandom

Wikipedia on Harry Potter
Wikipedia on Harry Potter Fandom
Leaky Lounge Forum
The Leaky Cauldron PotterCast

Thematic Resources

HP: evil and/or banned?
The Holy Bible
Richard Abane, Harry Potter and the Bible: The Menace Behind the Magick. (2001)

Ken James, Is Harry Potter’ Harmless?
Berit Kjos, Harry Potter Lures Kids to Witchcraft – With Praise from Christian Leaders
Jon Sweeny, Is Harry Potter Bewitching our Youth?
Francis Bridger, A Charmed Life: The Spirituality of Potter World. (2001)
Judy Blume, “Is Harry Potter Evil?”
John Granger, The Hidden Key to Harry Potter (2002), Looking for God in Harry Potter (2004), John Granger’s Page
Connie Neal, The Gospel According to Harry Potter

What’s a Christian to Do with Harry Potter
Wikipedia on Wicca

Folklore and Mythology

Alan Zola Kronzek, Sorcerer’s Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter (2004)
David Colbert, The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter (2004), Hidden Myth’s in Harry Potter (2005)
Encyclopedia Mythica
ChrisStory Bestiary
J.C. Cooper, Traditional Symbols
Carl Gustav Jung, Man and his symbols

Language, Names, Etymology

Behind The Name
Vincent A. Lazara, Glossary of Allusions to Ancient Greek and Roman Myth in Word and Phrase
What’s In a Name

Creativity in fandom

Mary Grandpre
The Sugar Quill
MuggleNet Fan Fiction
Harry Potter Fan Fiction

Other authors worth checking out

Jane Austen

C.S. Lewis especially:The Chronicles of Narnia series
Jessica Mitford
J.R.R. Tolkien
Charles Dickens
Shakespearesee especially: Macbeth
Elizabeth Goudge, The Little White Horse
Dorothy L. Sayers
Charles Williams

Writing Resources

Useful non-HP references

Encyclopedia Britannica
Tameri Online for Writers
Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
UK/US spelling differences
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Resources for the writing process

Purdue University Online Resources
Purdue University On-line Writers Resources.
Allen Cooper’s Homophone/Homonym List


HP_Essays LiveJournal Community

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