Tison Pugh is Pegasus Professor of English at the University of Central Florida. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books in such fields as children's literature, medieval literature, and southern literature.
Contextualizing Rowling's works within and beyond the Harry Potter franchise in terms of genre, ideology, critical response, and artistic achievement, Tison Pugh's new book offers an informed, appreciative, and approachable assessment. -- Claudia Nelson, Texas A&M University This engaging and well-researched book explains how J. K. Rowling builds on five key literary genres and does a brilliant job illuminating those genres, such that the book is both an overview of Harry Potter as literature and an introduction to literature by way of Harry Potter. Highly recommended. -- Kenneth Kidd, University of Florida In his eminently readable Harry Potter and Beyond, Tison Pugh offers keen insights into race, gender, queerness, and especially genre as he illuminates Rowling's fantasy fiction and also her mystery novels. -- Beverly Clark, Wheaton College