Harry Potter from an intermedial perspective

7.5 credits

The course primarily deals with literature, but also with films, computer games and other forms of media that portray Harry Potter, as well as terminology used within comparative literature, especially that which is used within the field of children’s literature. In addition, the course deals with how children’s literature and literature for young people after the Second World War developed from different historical, pedagogical and literary conditions. The course also includes closer examination of a number of texts.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.