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Vying for the iron throne : essays on power, gender, death and performance in HBO's Game of thrones

Author: Lindsey Mantoan; Sara Brady
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of new essays explores how power, death, gender, and performance intertwine in the series"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lindsey Mantoan; Sara Brady
ISBN: 9781476674261 1476674264
OCLC Number: 1040191238
Description: ix, 222 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Raven : on drinking wine and knowing things / Lindsey Mantoan and Sara Brady --
Power. The realm is dark and full of deities : religion, class and power / Andrew Howe --
The crack of dorne / Mat Hardy --
Pornography, postwoman and female nudity / Aaron K.H. Ho --
Winning the Game of thrones : conquering Westeros with Sun Tzu, Niccolò Machiavelli and John Nash / Matteo Barbagello --
Raven : dragons / Lindsey Manotan --
Gender. Raven : Sansa / Lindsey Manotan --
Brienne and Jaime's queer intimacy / Audrey Moyce --
A few broken men : the eunuchs and their names / Benjamin Bartu --
Harder and stronger : Yara Greyjoy and the ironborn / Catherine Pugh --
Raven : Cersei Lannister, first of her name / Lindsey Mantoan --
Death. The "most shocking" death : adaptation, femininity and victimhood in the human sacrifice of Shireen Baratheon / Rachel M.E. Wolfe --
"Kill the boy and let the man be born" : youth, death and manhood / Dan Ward --
A world without us : the end of humanity / Michail Zontos --
Raven : end of days / Lindsey Mantoan --
Performance. "I should wear the armor and you the gown" : costuming queens / Rose Butler --
Game of thrones as gesamtkunstwerk : adapting Shakespeare and Wagner / Dan Venning --
A girl is Arya : acting and the power of performance / Carol Parrish Jamison --
Avatars and identity performance : disembodied self in virtual spaces / Ian Ross --
"Let there be no more woe for Jon Snow" : the dramaturgy of spoilers / Sarah Beck --
Raven : social media / Lindsey Mantoan --
Epilogue --
A storm of shows : how Game of thrones changed television / Adam Whitehead.
Responsibility: edited by Lindsey Mantoan and Sara Brady.

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Game of Thrones has changed the landscape of television during an era hailed as the Golden Age of TV. An adaptation of George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy A Song of Fire and Ice, the HBO series has  Read more...

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