A Clash of Critics

On the Symbolism and Killability of Animals (Sansa I & Eddard 3, AGoT) A Clash of Critics – Scholarly Criticism About A Song of Ice and Fire

In this episode, we look at the role of non-human animals in ASoIaF and explore what it means for animals to be "killable."   Mentioned in this episode: Haraway, D. 2007, When Species Meet, U of Minnesota Press. Mehrabi, T. 2016, Making Death Matter: A Feminist Technoscience Study of Alzheimer's Sciences in the Laboratory, Linköping University, Linköping.    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. On the Symbolism and Killability of Animals (Sansa I & Eddard 3, AGoT)
  2. Gender and Grief: ‘Right’ Ways of Mourning (Catelyn III, AGoT)
  3. Taking the Black: Restorative Justice and the Night’s Watch (Tyrion II, AGoT)
  4. Calculating Innocence Versus Threat: A Philosophy of Oathkeeping (Eddard II, AGoT)
  5. Essos and the Orient: Dothraki Weddings and Desert Romances (Daenerys II, AGoT)
  6. Female Masculinity: On Tomboys and Gender Outlaws (Jon II, AGoT)
  7. Fan Fiction in the World of Ice and Fire: Who Is an Author and Are They Dead?
  8. Constructing Normalcy in Westeros (Tyrion I, AGoT)
  9. Boyhood (Bran II, AGoT)
  10. Family and Legitimacy as a Construct (Jon I, Catelyn II, & Arya I, AGoT)

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