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Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine
Eastern Illinois University (2009)
  • Betsy A. Pudliner, Eastern Illinois University

The Awakening of a Renaissance Spirit: Finding Harry Potter

Betsy Pudliner, Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

This workshop will demonstrate a correlation between Leonardo da Vinci, Joseph Campbell’s A Hero’s Journey, Harry Potter, and travel. Da Vinci and Harry Potter were on a quest to awaken their inner spirit of genius through the exploration and exposure to the world in which they inhabited. The presenter will embody this quest with the application of Michael Gelb’s seven da Vincian principles:

Curiositá (curiosity), Dimostrazione (demonstrate), Sensazione (senses), Sfumato (smoke or passion to explore), Arte/Scienza (art and science or left/right brain thinking), Corporalita (cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness and poise), and Connessione (inter-connectedness of all things).

  • travel,
  • Harry Potter,
  • tourism,
  • self-discovery,
  • journey,
  • Joseph Campbell,
  • literature,
  • Leonardo da Vinci,
  • Michael Gelb
Publication Date
November, 2009
(c) Attribute, Non-Derivative, Non-Commercial, Creative Commons
Citation Information
Betsy A. Pudliner. "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine" Eastern Illinois University (2009)
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