Game of Thrones Conference 2017
Co-organised by the Media Research Group of the Schools of Creative Arts and Humanities
Widely rumoured to be moving into its final season, HBO’s Game of Thrones (2011- ) has enjoyed 6 years of global popularity, attracted international scholarly and critical attention and reached record-breaking audiences. This international conference sought to widen the scope of scholarly work to include contributions from all aspects of the creative industries.
- Anne Gjelsvik - Facing Change in Westeros?
- Rikke Schubart - Broken Things, Women, and Change: Game of Thrones and Playing with Existential Explosive Plasticity
- Martin Barker - ‘Letting the smallfolk speak: a first report from the International Game of Thrones Audience Project’
- Matteo Barbagello - The One we are Living in: Westeros and the Dantesque Interpretation of Death
- Simon Born - Valar Morghulis – Representations of Death and Dying in HBO’s Game of Thrones
- Daniel Clarke - Westeros via. Belfast: Faux-authenticity and the Heritage Experience of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
- Amanda Digioia - ‘All my life I've been knocking men like you into the dust’: Feminist Critiques of Game of Thrones Within Online Feminist Communities
- Julie Escurignan - ‘They do not sow’:The Creation of a Game of Thrones’ Economic Fanverse through Fan-Made Merchandizing
- Nicholas Furze - Time Through a Lens: Game of Thrones, a Modern Perception of Late-Medieval Life
- Christian Gonzatti - Game of Thrones and Journalism: the Emergence of Feminist Collectives in Brazilian Digital Pop Culture
- Briony Hannell - Restoring the Balance: Feminist Meta-Texts and the Productivity of Tumblr’s Game of Thrones Fans
- Olivia Hinkin - Representations of Incest within Game of Thrones
- Rosser Johnson - Legitimacy and Being Female: Character Arcs and Storyline Convergence in Season 6 of Game of Thrones
- Andrew Lynch - ‘Watercooler Westeros: After the Thrones as Transmedia Quality TV Paratext’
- Rachel Misses Ward - “We’re going to need a bigger box of red crayons” Adapting Game of Thrones for the Adult Colouring Book Market
- Hector J. Perez - Fan Theories and Aesthetic Consciousness: On Jon Snow's Death and Resurrection.
- Amanda Potter - Classical Heroines in HBO Game of Thrones: Iphigenia and Medea in Westeros
- Joan Ramon Rodriguez-Amat - Games of Piracy and Fandom: Technology, Copyright and Industry.
- Alexander Sergeant - Across the Narrow Screen: Televisual World-Building in HBO’s Game of Thrones
- Zoe Shacklock - Embodied Spectatorship and the Game of Thrones Reaction Video
- Eve Smith - “What if Richard had left the princes with their mother rather than putting them in the tower? Oh wait isn’t that the plot of Game of Thrones”: Shakespearean Transtextuality in Game of Thrones Fandom.
- Ben Tyrer - Fantasy Decomposed: Traumatic Desire and (dis)integration in Game of Thrones
- OffCuts: Cult Film and TV Podcast: Episode 1: At (32:30 mins) a report on the Game of Thrones International Conference at the University of Hertfordshire
- Time Magazine: "Game of Thrones Is Even Changing How Scholars Study the Real Middle Ages"
- BBC News: "Fantasy TV series Game of Thrones has come under the scrutiny of scholars at an international academic conference"
- The guardian: "Ice and fire: what Game of Thrones can teach us about power politics"
- Independent: "World's first academic Game of Thrones conference to discuss fan theories, medieval parallels and 'Existential Explosive Plasticity'"