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Book 4, Ep. 1 | Structuralism

Guess what Witches, it's time to jump on the Hogwarts Express because we're back with our fourth season — all about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!

In this episode we get down and dirty with the structuralists. You may be thinking, aren't those a bunch of old white guys who thought everything could be reduced to the same component parts? To which we say, yes kind of. But as we begin a book that's all about tasks, quests, and our "hero's journey" towards victory in the Triwizard Tournament, we need some tools to help us think about plot! Tune in for this brain-bending overview of structuralism and post-structuralism through the ideas of Barthes, Foucault and Borges — and Hannah and Marcelle, of course.