Phoenixes and basilisks and dragons, oh my! This two-session class explores the rich history behind the many magical and non-magical creatures that inhabit the world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter.
Through an analysis of medieval bestiaries, we discover how fantastical beasts have shaped religious and popular culture for millennia.
A cultural historian and lecturer, Emilie M. Brinkman holds a Ph.D. in European history from Purdue University. She specializes in the history of British politics, queenship and fashion.
- Instructor-distributed materials
- No first reading assignment
Cost and Registration
Two sessions, $130 ($117 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.
To register multiple people for this class, please go through the course calendar in Learning Stream, our registration platform. When you select the course and register, you’ll be prompted to add another registrant.Register