Tech in the News: ‘Game of Thrones’ Among the Medievalists

Richard Utz

Posted July 14, 2017

External Article: Inside Higher Ed

Richard Utz, professor and chair in the Ivan Allen College School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech, authored the ‘Game of Thrones’ Among the Medievalistsmaking the case that trying to turn the globally popular television show into a means of encouraging future medieval scholars is misguided.

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Clearly, an impactful cultural phenomenon like GoT deserves to be read as a self-standing cultural artifact, not as a derivative of its potential medieval models or a pretext for sustaining an academic discipline. So far, too often, medievalists have shown a narrowly parasitic relationship with medievalist and neomedievalist cultural productions. 

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