A Clash of Critics

In this episode, we look at the literal and symbolic function of the coma in fiction.   Mentioned in this episode: Colbeck, M 2014, 'Waking Is Rising and Dreaming Is Sinking': The Struggle for Identity in Coma Literature. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield. Porteous, J. Douglas and Smith, Sandra E. 2001, Domicide: The Global Destruction of Home. McGill-Queen’s University Press. Said, E.W., 2013. Reflections on exile: and other literary and cultural essays. Granta Books. Vidler, A., 1992. The architectural uncanny: Essays in the modern unhomely. MIT press. Freud, S., 2003. The uncanny. Penguin.   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. The Literary Coma (Bran III, AGoT)
  2. On the Symbolism and Killability of Animals (Sansa I & Eddard III, AGoT)
  3. Gender and Grief: ‘Right’ Ways of Mourning (Catelyn III, AGoT)
  4. Taking the Black: Restorative Justice and the Night’s Watch (Tyrion II, AGoT)
  5. Calculating Innocence Versus Threat: A Philosophy of Oathkeeping (Eddard II, AGoT)
  6. Essos and the Orient: Dothraki Weddings and Desert Romances (Daenerys II, AGoT)
  7. Female Masculinity: On Tomboys and Gender Outlaws (Jon II, AGoT)
  8. Fan Fiction in the World of Ice and Fire: Who Is an Author and Are They Dead?
  9. Constructing Normalcy in Westeros (Tyrion I, AGoT)
  10. Boyhood (Bran II, AGoT)

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