A Clash of Critics

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.   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. Zombies as Metaphor (Prologue, AGoT)
  2. Introducing the new A Clash of Critics
  3. Disability in Game of Thrones (a lecture excerpt from The University of Sydney)
  4. Special: A (Non-Scholarly) Season 8 Recap
  5. 310 Mhysa
  6. 309 The Rains of Castamere
  7. 308 Second Sons
  8. 307 The Bear and the Maiden Fair
  9. 306 The Climb
  10. 305 Kissed by Fire

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