Women of Ice and Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagements

Women of Ice and Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagements

By: Anne Gjelsvik (editor), Rikke Schubart (editor)Paperback

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George R.R. Martin's acclaimed seven-book fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire is unique for its strong and multi-faceted female protagonists. The Game of Thrones universe challenges, exploits, yet also changes how we think of women and gender, not only in fantasy, but in Western culture in general. Divided into three sections addressing questions of adaptation from novel to television, female characters, and politics and female audience engagement within the GoT universe, the interdisciplinary and international lineup of contributors analyze gender in relation to female characters and topics such as genre, sex, violence, adaptation, as well as fan reviews. The genre of fantasy was once considered a primarily male territory with male heroes. Women of Ice and Fire shows how the GoT universe challenges, exploits, and reimagines gender and why it holds strong appeal to female readers, audiences, and online participants.

About Author

Anne Gjelsvik is Professor in Film Studies in the Department of Art and Media Studies at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. Her research includes popular cinema, film violence, representation of gender in the media, and adaptation studies. Among her recent publications are Eastwood's Iwo Jima: A Critical Engagement with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (2013, co-edited with Rikke Schubart) and Adaptation Studies: New Challenges, New Directions (2013). Rikke Schubart is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. Her research focuses on gender, genre, and emotions in cinema and media. Schubart's publications include Mastering Fear: Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror (forthcoming), Eastwood's Iwo Jima: A Critical Engagement with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (2013, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), and Super Bitches and Action Babes: The Female Hero in Popular Cinema, 1970-2006 (2007).

Contents

Introduction Rikke Schubart, University of Southern Denmark, & Anne Gjelsvik, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Adapting Sex: Cultural Conceptions of Sexuality in Words and Images Mariah Larsson, Stockholm University, Sweden Adapting Desire: Wives, Prostitutes, and Smallfolk Shannon Wells-Lassagne, Universite de Bretagne Sud, France Unspeakable Acts of (Sexual) Terror as/in Quality Television Anne Gjelsvik, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Sworn Swords and Noble Ladies: Female Characters in Game of Thrones Video Games Felix Schroeter, Universitat Hamburg, Germany Woman With Dragons: Daenerys, Pride, and Postfeminist Possibilities Rikke Schubart, University of Southern Denmark Power Play and Family Ties: Hybrid Fantasy, Network Narrative, and Female Characters Helle Kannik Haastrup, Roskilde University, Denmark Mother, Maiden, Crone: Motherhood in Westeros Marta Eidsvag, freelance writer, UK Women Warriors From Chivalry to Vengeance Yvonne Tasker, University of East Anglia, UK, & Lindsay Steenberg, Oxford Brookes University, UK Female Machiavellians in Westeros Elizabeth Beaton, Australian National University, Australia The Expert Female Fan Recap on YouTube Susana Tosca, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, & Lisbeth Klastrup, University of Copenhagen, Denmark "I'm Not Going to Fight Them, I'm Going to Fuck Them": Sexist Liberalism and Gender (A)Politics in Game of Thrones Stephanie Genz, Edge Hill University, UK About the Contributors Full Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781501302909
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781501302909
  • weight: 386
  • ISBN10: 1501302906

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