How does Harry Potter’s Order of the Phoenix show the failures of the series to show a truly progressive and anti-supremacist narrative? What can we learn from these inadequacies of the story to be better allies in the real world?
The Critical Companion
Our contributor-led series The Critical Companion was a bi-monthly themed project that delved into different aspects of critical fandom.
Crystal discusses Sineya in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and some of the issues with her storyline.
Talia discusses the Harry Potter series falls subject to body shaming.
Khadejah writes about how her love of K-Pop has been tested by its fandom.
Talia looks back at the final battle of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and searches for the magical creatures and the important role they should have played.
Amani discusses Doctor Who’s Danny Pink, and why fans should give him a little more grace.
Kemberlie wants us to give Iris West-Allen the respect she deserves.
Kay-B writes about Jane and Rafael’s relationship in Jane the Virgin, and why it is one of the best depictions on television.
Syntrell writes about how fantasy books gave her a way to connect with her sister.
Monika writes about her connection to Slytherin House and how it’s traits can tie to Black liberation.
Crystal talks about her love of Dragon Age, and what it’s writers can do to improve it.
Nicole discusses why she liked Thor’s character arc in Avengers: Endgame.