“One Fantastic Rogue Beast” Live Discussion

Here’s a post on A Pilgrim in Narnia with the video from last week’s Signum Symposium on “Rogue One” and “Fantastic Beasts.” Enjoy!

A Pilgrim in Narnia

one-fantastic-rogue-beast-1-263x263Last Friday night I had the privilege to be part of a unique panel discussion. Signum University hosted an impromptu Signum Symposium called “One Fantastic Rogue Beast.” The discussion featured a team of fantasy bloggers and podcasters who spend their time thinking about the intersection of culture and film.

Sørina Higgins, chair of Literature and Language at SignumU, hosted a discussion of two hot films: Rogue One and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. These are two hot insertions, one into the Star Wars universe and one into the Harry Potter fictional world. We had a great chat, and Sørina signed off after the 90 minutes we had allotted. When she slid away, the rest of us stayed on the software to chat for a bit, thinking that we were now a closed room. Obviously there was more to say as none of us actually agreed to keep talking. It…

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About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a writer, English teacher, and Inklings scholar. Sørina serves as Chair of the Department of Language and Literature at Signum University and teaches English at King's College and Lehigh Carbon Community College. She has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" and "Caduceus."
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One Response to “One Fantastic Rogue Beast” Live Discussion

  1. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    I’ll have to spoiler-avoid this until I either see Rogue One or embrace its spoilers… Meanwhile, however, I ran into something, for what it is worth, which reminded me of the Jedi, of some aspects of Fantastic Beasts, and over and over of The Place of the Lion (!):

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/01/11/the-martial-arts-are-arts/#comments

    Hey, before hitting “Post Comment”, I was suddenly hit by: Anthony and Damaris as ‘collecting escaped Fantastic Beasts’? – !: is JKR being CW-intertextual?

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