Critical Companion Articles:

How do the Character Descriptions in ‘Harry Potter’ Hold Up 20 Years Later? (Body Shaming in ‘Harry Potter’)

Revisiting Harry Potter’s Final Battle: Where Did All the Kreatures Go?

External Book Reviews:

Thick of It by Ulrike Almut Sandig (trans. from the German by Karen Leeder)

The Great Passage by Shion Miura (trans. from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter)

I Remember Nightfall by Marosa di Giorgio (trans. from the Spanish by Jeannine Marie Pitas)

Savage Park by Amy Fusselman

For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu (note that this article was changed without my input or consent by the editors and thus contains language that I consider outdated and inappropriate)


All of the Interesting People are in Hell: Limbo vs. Paradise in Dante’s Divine Comedy

Agency in the Wizarding World: The Deep Structure Regarding Fate and Free Will within the Harry Potter Universe

Interpretations of the Sirens’ Song Within Homer’s Odyssey and the Siren Vase

Who is Coming Home to Whom? An Examination of Eugene O’Neill’s “Homecoming” as a Retelling of Aeschylus’s “Agamemnon”

On the Sack of Troy and Greek Myth within Xena: Warrior Princess

Lost and Found: How the Tocharian Languages Reveal Answers and Raise New Questions


Translation of The Dinosaur (El dinosaurio) by Augusto Monterroso

Translation of Neruda’s Sonnet 88 (LXXXVIII) from 100 Love Sonnets (Cien sonetos de amor)

Top Ten Blog Posts, in Descending Chronological Order:

Some Thoughts About Tarot Cards, Hogwarts Houses, and the Four Elements 6.27.2019

Moving Beyond that Aesthetic: Getting to the Roots of Nostalgia and Thoughts About the Future 6.14.2019

An Exploration of the Fundamental Points of Critical Race Theory 4.2.2019

What Does It Mean To Be Well-Read? 3.19.2019

A Brief, Non-Comprehensive, Somewhat Inconclusive, and Yet Still Intriguing, Analysis of Themes Concerning Audience and Translatability within “The Task of the Translator” by Walter Benjamin (With Guest Appearances by Jacques Derrida and the Tower of Babel) 2.15.2019

On Belief and Reality 10.23.2018

On Academic Intersections: Knowledge Stacks 9.14.2018

Adulting 8.10.2018

Terrific and Troublesome Travels 7.24.2018

Airport Adventures 7.10.2018

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