A Clash of Critics

Family and Legitimacy as a Construct (Jon I, Catelyn II, & Arya I, AGoT) A Clash of Critics – Scholarly Criticism About A Song of Ice and Fire

In this episode we think about “legitimacy” in family units as a social, legal, and moral construct.   Mentioned in this episode: Finn, M., Lobban, M., Taylor, J.B. and Taylor, J.B. (eds.) 2010, Legitimacy and illegitimacy in nineteenth-century law, literature and history, Springer. Safire, W. 1985, “On Language; Unwed Words,” The New York Times Magazine. https://www.nytimes.com/1985/08/11/magazine/on-language-unwed-words.html Liedl, J. 2017, “Rocking Cradles and Hatching Dragons: Parents in Game of Thrones,” in B.A. Pavlac (ed.) Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood, Wiley Blackwell.   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. Family and Legitimacy as a Construct (Jon I, Catelyn II, & Arya I, AGoT)
  2. Homosociality, Grief, and Love Between Men (Eddard I, AGoT)
  3. Homes and Homelands (Catelyn I & Daenerys I, AGoT)
  4. Sovereign Power and Punishment as Spectacle (Bran I, AGoT)
  5. Zombies as Metaphor (Prologue, AGoT)
  6. Introducing the new A Clash of Critics
  7. Disability in Game of Thrones (a lecture excerpt from The University of Sydney)

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