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Mother of Dragons – uploaded

August 12, 2016
Poster with Daenerys Targaryen and Medea

My poster for Maria’s talk.

Mother of Dragons: the displaced princess in Greek tragedy and Game of Thrones.

Maria Haley draws out the comparisons between Daenerys Targaryen and Medea, both princesses have left their native lands, use magic and command dragons. Focusing on George R. R. Martin’s novels and Euripides’ Medea and its associated mythology, Maria’s comparisons reveal a key role for dragons in the narrative of the displaced princess.

Download the Handout (784 kB pdf)

Listen (17 mins 41 secs)

The recording has been edited for ease of online listening to remove hesitations, corrections and (where possible) interruptions.

 

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