Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Big Gay Dumbledore

Interesting discussion on the significance of J.K. Rowling's statement on Dumbledore's sexual orientation can be found here and here.
  • Heteronormative assumptions: equivalent to assuming a character's whiteness?
  • When does something become canon? Was the Silmarillion canon before publication? Are Rowling's notes? What of the oft-alluded Potter encyclopedia she claims to be planning?
  • This was not exactly a bolt from the blue.
Unrelatedly, this book subverting the telepathic-animal subgenre is either going to be appalling or terrific.
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