Recent progress in Quidditch studies (part 3)

Our post-penultimate note regarding Quidditch in academia concerns work in progress from doctoral student Ryan Rigda at the Department of Communication, Texas A&M University, US, who draws attention to Quidditch as a source of feminist agency.

RyanRigdaUsing a close text analysis of Quidditch blogs since the 2012 World Cup, I argue that the IQA has truly created an inclusive sport. Drawing upon a combination of critical theory, feminist theory, and theories of agency, I argue that the female voice found in Quidditch blogs serve as a site for feminist agency.”

see: ‘Creating Equality Through Quidditch: A Rhetorical Analysis of Female Quidditch Blogs

 Note: This concludes our short summary of Quidditch-based research, we shall of course endeavour to  keep readers informed of any future developments in the field.

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