Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Rewriting Stereotypes


  • Ilaria Villa Università degli Studi di Milano




Harry Potter is a very successful series of novels, mainly addressed to children and adolescents. The story is set in a magical world, parallel to our own; it revolves around the lives of the young wizard Harry Potter and his friends, each novel narrating a year of their lives as they go to school, study the magic arts, and fight against the evil wizard Voldemort (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, 1997; Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 1998; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 1999; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000; Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2003; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2007).


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Biografia autore

Ilaria Villa, Università degli Studi di Milano

Ilaria Villa graduated from the University of Milan in 2015 with a thesis on the trope of the zombie in contemporary television. She is mainly interested in translation studies and in the study of novels, films and TV series belonging to the fantasy, horror and science-fiction genres. She is currently a doctoral student in Linguistic, literary and intercultural studies at the University of Milan.




Come citare

Villa, Ilaria. 2017. «Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Rewriting Stereotypes». Altre Modernità, n. 18 (novembre):133-44. https://doi.org/10.13130/2035-7680/9266.



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