The Triumph of an Anti-Knight? A Play on Medievalism in A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin Cover Image
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Triumf (anty)rycerza? Gra ze średniowiecznością w Grze o tron G.R.R. Martina
The Triumph of an Anti-Knight? A Play on Medievalism in A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Author(s): Aleksandra Starowicz
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Middle Ages; medievalism; neo-medievalism; fantasy
Summary/Abstract: The author of the article reflects on the presence of elements of medieval culture, literature and customs in contemporary fantasy literature, based on A Song of Ice and Fire byGeorge R. R Martin. Her introductory remarks are devoted to the issues of medievalism andneo-medievalism. In a further part of the article, she analyzes specific examples of medievalelements found in the novel, with special regard to these parts of the story (the envisionedworld, characters and relations between them), which concern the ethos of chivalry.

  • Page Range: 96-116
  • Page Count: 21
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish