J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (New
York: Scholastics Press. First American edition. 1998) p. 67
 I wish to
thank my daughter Suhaila and her fifth grade class for discussions
about Harry Potter and dedicate this paper to their teacher Michelle
Kornreich who continues to teach them that critical thinking is immensely
pleasurable. Thanks are also due to Nilim for showing me the “muggles”
in our own neighborhood, to Sudesh Balan for help with the images,
and to Mike Covell for reading the paper with his Harry Potter glasses
Todd McCarthy. “Wizard of Awes will Conjure Gigantic B.B.”
Variety, November 12-18, 2001. p. 27.
 Fredrick Wasser.
Veni, Vidi, Video (Austin, TX: University of Texas, Austin
Press. 1998) p. 168
 Justin Wyatt.
High Concept: Movies and Marketing in Hollywood (Austin, TX:
University of Texas, Austin Press. 1994)
 Janet Wasko.
“The Magical-Market of Disney.” Monthly Review. Vol
52, No 11. pp. 56-71.
 Janet Staiger.
“The Package-Unit System: Unit Management after 1955.” David
Bordwell, Janet Staiger and Kirsten Thompson (eds.) The Classical
Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960 (New
York: Columbia University Press. 1985)
 Dan Ackman,
“Harry Potter is a Fraud,”
Potter and the Wacky Web,” ZDNET News, July 6, 2000, 5 PM PT.
Wasser. Veni Vidi Video. (Austin, TX: University of Texas,
Austin Press. 1998)
Klein. No Logo (Toronto, Canada: Vintage. 2000)
A Google search with “HarryPotter/” turns up adult
fan sites interpreting Harry Potter as a gay icon.
Jameson. The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic
Act (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 1981)
 See <web.ukonline.co.uk/bringers/
 An excellent
article by Mutch Albom, Jewish World Review, March 5, 2001/10
Adar, 5761. Available on
 See this fan site at http://www.geocities.com/