A Clash of Critics

Romantic and Barbaric Medievalism in A Song of Ice and Fire (Sansa II, AGoT) A Clash of Critics – Scholarly Criticism About A Song of Ice and Fire

In this episode we are joined by special guest Dr Shiloh Carroll to chat about medievalism in A Song of Ice and Fire, and explore how Sansa II sets up Martin's ideas about "romantic" vs "barbaric" medievalism. You can find Shiloh at shilohcarroll.wordpress.com and on Twitter @medievalismish. Shiloh's book Medievalism in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones is available now.   Mentioned in this episode: Carroll, S., 2018. Medievalism in a Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones (Vol. 12). Boydell & Brewer. Eco, U. 1973, Travels in Hyperreality. Trans. William Weaver. Harcourt, San Diego. Pugh, T. and A.J. Weisl. 2013, Medievalisms: Making the Past in the Present. Routledge, New York NotACast PodCast. 2018, “A Game of Thrones, Sansa II: ‘Better than the Songs.’” https://notacastasoiaf.podbean.com/e/episode-29-a-game-of-thrones-sansa-ii-better-than-the-songs-with-special-guest-chloe-aka-liesandarbor/  Young, Helen. 2012, ““‘It’s the Middle Ages, Yo!’: Race, Neo/medievalisms, and the World of Dragon Age.” Year’s Work in Medievalism 27 Young, Helen. 2016, Race and Popular Fantasy Literature: Habits of Whiteness. Routledge, New York Ferreday, D., 2015. Game of Thrones, rape culture and feminist fandom. Australian Feminist Studies, 30(83), pp.21-36.   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. Romantic and Barbaric Medievalism in A Song of Ice and Fire (Sansa II, AGoT)
  2. "Sleepy with Wine and Tired of Doom": Slum Tourism at the Wall (Tyrion III, AGoT)
  3. Understanding Genre in A Song of Ice and Fire (Eddard IV, AGoT)
  4. "Lord Snow'": Class, Privilege and Ideology (Jon III, AGoT)
  5. The Place-Making of King's Landing (Cat IV, AGoT)
  6. The Literary Coma (Bran III, AGoT)
  7. On the Symbolism and Killability of Animals (Sansa I & Eddard III, AGoT)
  8. Gender and Grief: ‘Right’ Ways of Mourning (Catelyn III, AGoT)
  9. Taking the Black: Restorative Justice and the Night’s Watch (Tyrion II, AGoT)
  10. Calculating Innocence Versus Threat: A Philosophy of Oathkeeping (Eddard II, AGoT)

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