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inklings – Jahrbuch für Literatur und Ästhetik

Faszination Harry Potter / The Allure of Harry Potter. Symposium 2017 in Aachen


Edited By Dieter Petzold and Klaudia Seibel

«Inklings» nannte sich eine Gruppe von Schriftstellern und Geisteswissenschaftlern in Oxford, deren bekannteste Mitglieder J.R.R. Tolkien und C.S. Lewis waren. Die Inklings-Gesellschaft e.V. widmet sich seit 1983 dem Studium und der Verbreitung der Werke dieser und ihnen nahestehender Autoren sowie der Analyse des Phantastischen in Literatur, Film und Kunst allgemein. Ihre Jahrestagungen werden in Jahrbüchern dokumentiert. Dieser Band enthält zehn Vorträge der Tagung «Faszination Harry Potter», die 2017 in Aachen stattfand, sowie drei weitere Beiträge und zahlreiche Rezensionen.

«Inklings» was the name of a group of Oxford scholars and writers; its best-known members were J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. The German Inklings-Gesellschaft, founded in 1983, is dedicated to the discussion and dissemination of the works of these authors and of writers commonly associated with them and to the study of the fantastic in literature, film and the arts in general. The proceedings of the annual Inklings conferences are published in yearbooks. This volume contains ten papers presented at the 2017 conference entitled «The Allure of Harry Potter». In addition, there are three general articles and numerous reviews.

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Their Heroes’ Children: How the Fanfic Community learned to embrace ‘Harry Potter – The Next Generation’ (Susanne Kroner)


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Susanne Kroner

Their Heroes’ Children

How the Fanfic Community learned to embrace ‘Harry Potter – The Next Generation’

Almost from the beginning, fan fiction has been a constant part of the Harry Potter fandom. As the canon evolved, so did the fan fics. Even before the epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was published authors wrote about the adult lives of their heroes, which in some cases included their children. Later most authors, who wanted or needed Harry and Co. to have children, used the canon children for their stories. At the same time many also anticipated what Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany would do in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and wrote stories focusing on the next generation. This text will try to give an overview of the different types of next gen fics and some of the motivations behind them.

Harry Potter-Fanfiction ist beinahe so alt wie der Canon selbst, und noch bevor der Epilog zu Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows den Fans die Kinder ihrer Helden vorstellte, schrieben Fanfiction-Autoren Geschichten über das weitere Leben von Harry und Co., oft einschließlich deren Kinder. Später bedienten sich Autoren allerdings meistens der Canon-Kinder. Zur gleichen Zeit gab es aber auch diejenigen, die – wie später Rowling, Thorne und Tiffany in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Geschichten ausschließlich über diese nächste Generation des Potter-Universums schrieben. Der folgende Text versucht einen Überblick über...

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