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Harry Potter Conference for scholars to be held in Copenhagen this summer

Copenhagen, Denmark -- December 14, 2005 -- Patronus 2006, a Harry Potter Conference for scholars will be held in Copenhagen this summer. It will take place July 7th-9th 2006 at the University of Copenhagen. The Patronus 2006 conference is hosted by the independent organisation Patronus in cooperation with the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies at the University of Copenhagen and Danish Harry Potter Society.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together fans and academics from all over the world to discuss aspects of the Harry Potter books, their author and fans. Patronus is open to interested parties over the age of eighteen. The conference language is English.

The conference is the second in Europe and is following the successful Accio 2005 conference in Reading, England.

Registration is necessary and the registration form is available on the website for Patronus 2006, along with additional information, at

For the fast fan there is the option for an early-bird discount if you register before February 1st 2006.

In the days leading up to the conference, Patronus also offers a residential course aimed at a more in-depth examination of some aspects of the world of Harry Potter. The theme for the residential course is "Gender and Relationship in Harry Potter", but the discussions will not necessarily be limited to this subject.

Registration is also required for the residential course, which has a limited number of attendees. As for the conference, further information as well as the registration form is found on the website.

We accept papers in the form of written abstracts with the deadline being February 15. Abstracts may be submitted after this date and will be considered if there are still slots available.

The University of Copenhagen, the Danish Harry Potter Society, and the Patronus 2006 conference are not endorsed, sanctioned or any other way supported, directly or indirectly, by Warner Brothers, Scholastic, Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and her representatives. The conference fully respects that Harry Potter is J.K. Rowling's property.

More information:
• Patronus 2006

Published December 14, 2005

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