A Clash of Critics

In this episode we explore how boyhood is imagined and idealised through the eyes of Bran in Bran II. Mentioned in this episode:Jensen, H.S. and Qvistgaard, M. 2017, “'Oh, my sweet summer child' Children and Childhood in Game of Thrones," Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood, Wiley Blackwell.Jenkins, H. 2006, "Complete Freedom of Movement: Video Games as Gendered Play Spaces," in K. Salen and E. Zimmerman (eds.), The Game Design Reader: A Rules of Play Anthology, The MIT Press. 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. Boyhood (Bran II)
  2. Family and Legitimacy as a Construct (Jon I, Catelyn II, & Arya I, AGoT)
  3. Homosociality, Grief, and Love Between Men (Eddard I, AGoT)
  4. Homes and Homelands (Catelyn I & Daenerys I, AGoT)
  5. Sovereign Power and Punishment as Spectacle (Bran I, AGoT)
  6. Zombies as Metaphor (Prologue, AGoT)
  7. Introducing the new A Clash of Critics
  8. Disability in Game of Thrones (a lecture excerpt from The University of Sydney)

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