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Mastering the Game of Thrones: Essays on George R.R. Martin's a Song of Ice and Fire

Mastering the Game of Thrones: Essays on George R.R. Martin's a Song of Ice and Fire (Paperback)

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Game of Thrones is a worldwide phenomenon, and the world of Westeros has seen multiple adaptations, from HBO's acclaimed television series to graphic novels, console games and orchestral soundtracks. This collection of new essays investigates what makes this world so popular, and why Game of Thrones is currently being taught in university classrooms as a genre-defining series within the American fantasy tradition. These essays represent the first sustained scholarly treatment of George R.R. Martin's groundbreaking work, and includes writing by experts involved in the production of the show. The contributors investigate a number of compelling areas, including the mystery of the shape-shifting wargs, the conflict between religions, the origins of the Dothraki language and the sex lives of knights. The significance of fan cultures and their adaptations is also discussed.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismFilm, TV & DramaTelevisionPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPopular culture Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 30/01/2015 ISBN-13: 9780786496310  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jes Battis is a doctoral student in the department of English at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Susan Johnston is an associate professor of English at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, where her courses include George R.R. Martin, J.K. Rowling, and literary historiography and theory.

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