some academic papers about the asoiaf series
we’ve got our meta on tumblr so i wondered about actual academic papers published online. i always thought that our own meta posts are basically raw versions of literary analyses done by scholars. so it’s interesting to see that what we write about here on a daily basis is actually an academic pursuit. (these were all collated from the internet, i’m sure other papers exist that aren’t available online.) the best thing about papers like these is that in order for them to have any integrity, they must cite their sources. they must be cross-referenced and researched thoroughly. they’re “meta posts” written with ample knowledge and background.
- “A Game of Genders: Comparing Depictions of Empowered Women between A Game of Thrones novel and Television Series” by Rebecca Jones (student, University of Wisconsin)
- “A Game of Thrones: Lessons About Status” an introduction of a course entitled Status, Power, and Influence by Michael W. Kraus at the University of Illinois (profile)
- “The Boundaries of Imagination: Important aspects of fantasy translation” a Translation Master’s thesis by Marlies Kok (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
- “Constructed Authorship in Television and the Case of ‘Game of Thrones’” by Tobias Steiner (Alumnus, History of Art and Screen Media in Birkbeck College, University of London; profile)
- “The Familiar and the Fantastic: A Study of Contemporary High Fantasy in George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen” a Master’s thesis by Magnus Vike (Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen, Norway)
- “George RR Martin’s Women in A Song of Ice and Fire” by Johanna Strong (MA in Education from Northeastern State University, Oklahoma; CV)
- “Politics, Hidden Agendas, and a Game of Thrones: An Intersectional Analysis of Women’s Sexuality in George RR Martin’s A Game of Thrones” a bachelor thesis by Elin Sandqvist (BA English, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)
- “Popularizing Epic Narrative in George RR Martin’s A Game of Thrones” by Ida Rochani Adi (Department of English Literature, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia; CV)
- “Returning the King: The Medieval King in Modern Fantasy” a Master’s thesis by Georgia Kathryn Natishan (student, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
- “‘There Are No True Knights’: The Injustice of Chivalry” by Stacey Goguen (Graduate student of Philosophy, Boston University; profile; only the abstract is available)
- “‘Tuneful Tragedy: Aesthetization of Horror in A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin” by Dagmara Zajac (doctoral student, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland)
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