Episode 233: Orientalism

Episode 233 for the week of September 2, 2018. A panel of returning guests from the Vassals of Kingsgrave convene to discuss the history of Orientalism in Western fantasy and whether it is an issue in A Song of Ice and Fire.

Notes: A link to the academic article  discussed in the episode.

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2 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Derek

    Great episode! I thought the article was overreaching but enjoyed the discussion.


  2. H.A.

    One way to try to avoid the pitfalls of Orientalism and other implicit biases is to hire sensitivity readers. GRRM certainly brings in enough cash for his publishing company to find some top-notch POC, female, and queer sensitivity readers to add their voices to the editing process.


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