A Clash of Critics

Understanding Genre in A Song of Ice and Fire (Eddard IV, AGoT) A Clash of Critics – Scholarly Criticism About A Song of Ice and Fire

In this episode, we provide an introduction to what genre means, and how we might attach various genres and sub-genres to A Song of Ice and Fire.   Mentioned in this episode: Frow, J 2014, Genre, Taylor and Francis. Attebery, B 2018, "Introduction: Epic Fantasy", Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 1. Moorcock, M 1988, Wizardry and wild romance : a study of epic fantasy, VGSF, London.   You can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/tropewatchers. If you enjoyed A Clash of Critics, check out our flagship podcast, Trope Watchers, the podcast about pop culture and why it matters: tropewatchers.com. CW: A Clash of Critics frequently discusses issues such as violence, abuse, sexual assault, bigotry, and other sensitive topics.
  1. Understanding Genre in A Song of Ice and Fire (Eddard IV, AGoT)
  2. "Lord Snow'": Class, Privilege and Ideology (Jon III, AGoT)
  3. The Place-Making of King's Landing (Cat IV, AGoT)
  4. The Literary Coma (Bran III, AGoT)
  5. On the Symbolism and Killability of Animals (Sansa I & Eddard III, AGoT)
  6. Gender and Grief: ‘Right’ Ways of Mourning (Catelyn III, AGoT)
  7. Taking the Black: Restorative Justice and the Night’s Watch (Tyrion II, AGoT)
  8. Calculating Innocence Versus Threat: A Philosophy of Oathkeeping (Eddard II, AGoT)
  9. Essos and the Orient: Dothraki Weddings and Desert Romances (Daenerys II, AGoT)
  10. Female Masculinity: On Tomboys and Gender Outlaws (Jon II, AGoT)

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