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International Academic Conference on Cultural Influence of Harry Potter

A call for papers from the Academic Study Magic list. ‘Magic is Might 2012′ : 23-24 July 2012, University of Limerick, Ireland An International Academic Conference Exploring the Cultural Influence of the Harry Potter Books and Films Hosted by the University of Limerick Department of Sociology in collaboration with the UL Interaction Design Centre, Dept. […]

Carrol L. Fry – Cinema of the Occult: New Age, Satanism, Wicca, and Spiritualism in Film

Various aspects of the occult, or as it is more commonly referred to today in academic circles, Western esotericism, have long beenĀ facets that have informed storytelling and fear in horror films. A recent book by Carrol Fry touches on this topic, titled Cinema of the Occult: New Age, Satanism, Wicca and Spiritualism in Film (Rosemont […]

Magic and Fairytales: Reassessing the Hermeneutic

The other day I was waiting in line at the post office and was scanning the walls, bored enough to read the various posters. One of them promoted a new line of stamps that is available. As I looked at the familiar images I was reminded that for some time aspects of the entertainment industry […]

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