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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät | Nordeuropa-Institut | TERMINE | SoSe 2016 | George RR Martin’s A World of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones

George RR Martin’s A World of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones

Dr. Carolyne Larrington teaches medieval English literature in the St John´s College Oxford.
  • Was Ringvorlesung Europäische Literaturen Dag-Hammarskjöld-Vorlesung Henrik-Steffens-Vorlesung
  • Wann 17.05.2016 von 20:00 bis 22:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Wo DOR24, Raum 1.101
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winteriscoming.jpgGeorge RR Martin’s A World of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones

In this lecture I shall outline the epic features of the series (show and books) and discuss sources and their transformations. I shall argue that, although this new epic ostensibly transcends contemporary nationalist agendas in its reimagination of a range of medieval real-world societies, it nevertheless directs fans’ attentions back out to contemporary issues through its refusal of clear moral polarisation: from climate change to the treatment of refugees, from women’s rights to western interventions in the Middle East.

The lecture will be held in English.

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