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Sonorus: Feminist Perspectives on Harry Potter Issue 1

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Sonorus: Feminist Perspectives on Harry Potter Issue 1

Compilation/Submission based zine edited by Kirsty Rowles, Emily Harper, and Cath Elms in the UK

‘Sonorus: Feminist Perspectives on Harry Potter’ is a fanzine dedicated to what feminists think of the Harry Potter series (including the books, the films, the cultural phenomenon and the fandom), for Harry Potter fans to look at the series in another way, and to put the spotlight on the numerous female characters in the world J.K. Rowling has created.

Issue 1 includes:

  • Second in Command: Why Hermione is a Feminist Leader and Bellatrix is a Tool.
  • Feminism and Lily Evans.
  • An excerpt from Saucy Sorcery: Gender, Social Awareness and Literary Legacy in Harry Potter. (McGonagall as a feminist character.)
  • The Black Sisters Versus Gender.
  • His Silence Does the Talking. (Harry as a feminist character.)
  • Gender Roles and Harry Potter.
  • Long Haired, Skinny, Pretty, and Partnered – The Conventional Beauty/Relationship Norms of Harry Potter.
  • Why Film Hermione Should Be Less Pretty.
  • Why I Love Luna Lovegood.
  • Slytherin and Assimilation.
  • Why the Harry Potter Books Should Have Been Called the Hermione Granger Books.
  • How to Make a Magical World More Magical. (Gender as conservative in the series.)
  • A Strategy for Change, in the Wizarding World and Beyond! (The series creating a movement for social justice amongst its readers.)

Send all questions and submissions to: sonoruszine@gmail.com

more info found here: https://sonoruszine.wordpress.com/

About the Editors:

Kirsty is a Hufflepuff, feminist and professional nice person (i.e. charity sector worker). She likes bright colours, lattes and talking excessively. One of the main barriers in her commitment to social justice is her enduring attraction to Bellatrix Lestrange. This is her first time being editor of a zine, and she’s very excited about it. You can follow her on Twitter at @MsKirstyFace.

Devastated when she didn’t receive her Hogwarts letter aged 11, Emily decided to be an artist as it seemed the closest thing to magic a muggle could do. She now works as an illustrator, animator and Jill-of-all-trades creative person in the South of England. See her drawings at tinderboxillustration.blogspot.co.uk. You can follow her on Twitter at @emilymews.

Cath is a feminist musician, writer, zinester, activist and Ravenclaw. She writes dark cabaret music, writes a feminist zine called Here. In My Head., and is the co-chair of the Swansea University LGBT+ Network. Read her blog and listen to her music at www.catherineelms.co.uk. You can follow her on Twitter at @catherineelms.

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