A Clash of Critics - Scholarly Criticism About A Song of Ice and Fire
Zombies as Metaphor (Prologue, AGoT)

Zombies as Metaphor (Prologue, AGoT)

September 23, 2020

In this episode, we tackle the Prologue chapter of A Game of Thrones through the lens of the zombie-as-metaphor. We address some of the most pervasive interpretations of the Others in the fandom and ask more broadly: what can metaphors in fiction do?

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Introducing the new A Clash of Critics

Introducing the new A Clash of Critics

September 14, 2020

We're back! 

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Disability in Game of Thrones (a lecture excerpt from The University of Sydney)

Disability in Game of Thrones (a lecture excerpt from The University of Sydney)

April 3, 2020

This video is an excerpt from a lecture in Introduction to Gender Studies delivered by Mia Harrison at the University of Sydney on May 16, 2019. The topic for this week was "Bodily Norms" and covered a broader discussion of disability and fat politics and scholarship.

This excerpt only covers the portion of the lecture addressing disability in Game of Thrones, so there are some moments referring back to ideas addressed earlier in the lecture. All student contributions have also been cut out.

To view a video version of the lecture with slides, you can watch the video on Youtube.

Special: A (Non-Scholarly) Season 8 Recap

Special: A (Non-Scholarly) Season 8 Recap

June 3, 2019

Mia and Scott chat about Season 8. You can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/tropewatchers


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Not A Podcast (A.K.A. the podcast Mia couldn't remember the name of that talked about the Nazi imagery): https://notacastasoiaf.podbean.com/e/thrones-review-season-8-episode-6-the-iron-throne/ 
The Meereenese Blot: https://meereeneseblot.wordpress.com/essays/ 
Winterfell Huis Clos:http://branvras.free.fr/HuisClos/Contents.html 

 

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310 Mhysa

310 Mhysa

March 18, 2019

Mia and Scott consider the experiences of the lowborn in Westeros and address that infamous final scene.

 

Martin, G. R. R. in Anders, C. J. (2013). George R.R. Martin: The Complete Unedited Interview. Observation Deck. <https://observationdeck.kinja.com/george-r-r-martin-the-complete-unedited-interview-886117845>

Carroll, S. (2018). Medievalism in a Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones. DS Brewer.

 

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309 The Rains of Castamere

309 The Rains of Castamere

February 20, 2019

It's the Red Wedding and you know that's all we'll be talking about.

 

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308 Second Sons

308 Second Sons

February 6, 2019

Content Warning: the majority of this episode is dedicated to discussion of rape.

 

Mia and Scott discuss how we can understand marital rape in Martin's fictional world and explore connections between class, education, and intellectualism.

 

Frankel, V. E. (2014). Women in Game of Thrones: Power, Conformity and Resistance. McFarland. Chicago

Hale, M. (1736). Historia placitorum coronae: The history of the pleas of the crown (Vol. 1).

 

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307 The Bear and the Maiden Fair

307 The Bear and the Maiden Fair

December 26, 2018

Mia and Scott talk love and marriage.

 

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306 The Climb

306 The Climb

December 12, 2018

Mia and Scott finally address the Brotherhood Without Banners and discuss the treatment of Ros.

 

Simone, G. Women in Refrigeratorshttps://www.lby3.com/wir/ 

 

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305 Kissed by Fire

305 Kissed by Fire

November 26, 2018

Mia and Scott discuss two thematically similar bath scenes and consider the power of a name.

 

Coles, G. (2016). EMERGING VOICES: The Exorcism of Language: Reclaimed Derogatory Terms and Their Limits. College English, 78(5), 424.

 

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