A Clash of Critics

Calculating Innocence Versus Threat: A Philosophy of Oathkeeping (Eddard II, AGoT) A Clash of Critics – Scholarly Criticism About A Song of Ice and Fire

In this episode we ask what it means to be an honourable person and consider the normative weight of oaths in Eddard II.    Mentioned in this episode: Hahn, D. 2012, "The death of Lord Stark: The perils of idealism,"in H. Jacoby (ed.), Game of Thrones and philosophy. Logic cuts deeper than swords, Wiley. Schulzke, M. 2012, "Playing the Game of Thrones: some lessons from Machiavelli," in H. Jacoby (ed.), Game of Thrones and philosophy. Logic cuts deeper than swords, Wiley.   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. Calculating Innocence Versus Threat: A Philosophy of Oathkeeping (Eddard II, AGoT)
  2. Essos and the Orient: Dothraki Weddings and Desert Romances (Daenerys II, AGoT)
  3. Female Masculinity: On Tomboys and Gender Outlaws (Jon II, AGoT)
  4. Fan Fiction in the World of Ice and Fire: Who Is an Author and Are They Dead?
  5. Constructing Normalcy in Westeros (Tyrion I, AGoT)
  6. Boyhood (Bran II, AGoT)
  7. Family and Legitimacy as a Construct (Jon I, Catelyn II, & Arya I, AGoT)
  8. Homosociality, Grief, and Love Between Men (Eddard I, AGoT)
  9. Homes and Homelands (Catelyn I & Daenerys I, AGoT)
  10. Sovereign Power and Punishment as Spectacle (Bran I, AGoT)

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