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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Becoming Familiar: Witches and Companion Animals in Harry Potter and His Dark Materials
Other Titles: Ezra Becoming Familiar Children's Literature
Author(s): Ezra, Elizabeth
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Keywords: children's literature
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: Ezra E (2019) Becoming Familiar: Witches and Companion Animals in Harry Potter and His Dark Materials [Ezra Becoming Familiar Children's Literature]. Children's Literature, 47 (1), pp. 175-196.;
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.
DOI Link: 10.1353/chl.2019.0009
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository: JHUP journal authors are permitted to deposit a digital copy of their final manuscript in their noncommercial institutional repository, provided the repository is not discipline based and does not accept contributions from outside the institution. Accepted for publication in Children’s Literature published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Copyright Hollins University.

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