Carolyne Larrington: ‘Medievalism, Neomedievalism and Game of Thrones’

Date(s) - Wednesday, November 15, 2017
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm


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Seminar Room 3


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Interdisciplinary Discussion Group
Week 6 – Prof. Carolyne Larrington, “Medievalism, Neomedievalism and Game of Thrones”


Carolyne Larrington is Professor of Medieval European Literature in the Faculty of English and Official Fellow at St John’s College. She published widely on Arthurian Literature, Norse mythology, and English folklore and recently took part in BBC Radio 4’s programme In Our Time. She is Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded research project ‘Modern Fairies and Loathly Ladies’, working with creative artists to produce new mediations of British fairy tales. In 2015 she published Winter is Coming: the Medieval World of Game of Thrones, exploring the historical inspiration behind this fantasy phenomenon. A second book on Game of Thrones will appear when the TV series ends.


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