A Clash of Critics - Scholarly Criticism About A Song of Ice and Fire

Taking the Black: Restorative Justice and the Night’s Watch (Tyrion II, AGoT)

December 9, 2020

In this episode we consider to what extent the Night's Watch plays a role in the idea of restorative justice in Westeros and ask how we can begin to talk about "community service" when the service performed is either not recognised or valued by significant proportions of the community.


Mentioned in this episode:

  • Rohani, S. and Abootalebi, H. 2015, "Mending Wall: A Study of Restorative Justice in George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and Tales of Dunk and Egg," k@ta, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 58–63.
  • Zedner, L. 1994, "Reparation and retribution: Are they reconcilable," Mod. L. Rev., vol. 57, no. 2, p. 228.
  • Foucault, M. 1977, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, translated by A. Sheridan, Penguin, London.

  • Van Ness, D.W. and Strong, K.H. 2014, Restoring justice: An introduction to restorative justice, Routledge.


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