“Harry proceeded through deserted corridors, though he had to step hastily behind a statue when Professor Trelawney appeared round a corner, muttering to herself as she shuffled a pack of dirty-looking playing cards, reading them as she walked.
‘Two of spades: conflict,’ she murmured, as she passed the place where Harry crouched, hidden. ‘Seven of spades: an ill omen. Ten of spades: violence. Knave of spades: a dark young man, possibly troubled, one who dislikes the questioner –‘.
She stopped dead, right on the other side of Harry’s statue.
‘Well, that can’t be right,’ she said, annoyed, and Harry heard her reshuffling vigorously as she set off again, leaving nothing but a whiff of cooking sherry behind her.”
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Leslie has published many other works that may be of interest.
“Faery Silver: Tolkien, Coin, and ‘Smith of Wootton Major’.” Delivered at the “Fairy Tale Economies” conference at the University of Southern Mississippi. Hattiesburg, October 2009.
“The Self-hating Human: Spock’s Search for Psychic Unity.” Delivered at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, March 2010.
“Susanna Clarke and Subcreation” Delivered at the Mythopoeic Society Conference XXXXII, Albuquerque, July 2011.
“Lost “Cause”: Vengeance, Justice, and the Legacy of the Civil War in Portis’ True Grit.”
Delivered at The AUM Liberal Arts Conference 2013. Montgomery, Alabama, February 2013.
“Medieval English Oral Tradition” Delivered at the Forty-Seventh International Congresson Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, May, 2012.
“Watson Has a Vagina: Elementary’s Feminist Sherlock Holmes.” Delivered at the Popular Culture Association of the South Conference. Savannah, October 2013.
“Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and the Righteous Rage of the Engineers.” To be delivered at the national PCA/ACA conference. Chicago, April 2014.
“Tolkien and Apposition.” Author of the New Century: T. A. Shippey and the Creation of the Next Canon. John W. Houghton, ed. McFarland. Forthcoming 2014.
“Teaching Oral Tradition in The Lord of the Rings.” MLA Approaches to Teaching Tolkien and Other Works Leslie Donovan, ed. Modern Language Association of America. Forthcoming 2014.