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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Becoming Familiar: Witches and Companion Animals in Harry Potter and His Dark Materials (Forthcoming)
Other Titles: Ezra Becoming Familiar Children's Literature
Author(s): Ezra, Elizabeth
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Keywords: children's literature
Citation: Ezra E (2018) Becoming Familiar: Witches and Companion Animals in Harry Potter and His Dark Materials (Forthcoming) [Ezra Becoming Familiar Children's Literature]. Children's Literature, 47 (1).
Abstract: This essay reads the relationship between witches and their companion animals in Harry Potter (specifically, cats) and His Dark Materials (birds) as allegories of social relations based, respectively, on identification and alterity. The ethical implications of these allegories are considered in the context of these works and beyond.
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Accepted for publication in Children’s Literature published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Copyright Hollins University.
Notes: This article will appear in the May issue of Children's Literature (vol 47).

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