UNH professor to discuss Harry Potter

HUDSON – Just in time for the latest entry in the “Harry Potter” movie franchise, a University of New Hampshire professor and Potter expert will visit Hudson to discuss the much-loved boy wizard.

James Krasner, a professor of English at UNH, will give his talk “The Harry Potter Phenomenon” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson.

The talk covers the best-selling series of books’ literary lineage and the cultural and technological forces that have made it a pop culture powerhouse, according to adult/teen librarian, Amy Friedman.

Krasner’s talk will answer why so many people enjoy “Harry Potter” and whether kids and adults will be reading the books for decades to come, Friedman said.

The sixth Potter film, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” hits theaters July 15.
The program is the last in the library’s free Harry Potter Film Marathon, according to Friedman.

It is sponsored by the UNH Speaker’s Bureau.

The new library is at 194 Derry Road next to Alvirne High School.