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?
Mentioned in this episode:
- George R. R. Martin on the climate change metaphor: https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/books/1034790/Game-of-Thrones-George-RR-Martin-Night-King-White-Wakers-climate-change-Fire-and-Blood
- Not A Podcast ASOIAF Re-Read Podcast (https://notacastasoiaf.podbean.com)
- Doyle, J. 2011, Mediating climate change, Ashgate Publishing, Burlington.
- Sheppard, S.R. 2012, Visualizing climate change: a guide to visual communication of climate change and developing local solutions, Routledge.
Rutherford, J. 2013, Zombies, Routledge, London and New York.
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