Sabine Volk-Birke Visiting Lecturer


Tuesday, March 28, 2017


5:30 pm


Library Class of '51 Reading Room

Visiting Lecturer Sabine Volk-Birke
Medievalism Today: Chivalry and Religion in A Song of Ice and Fire

A Song of Ice and Fire is a series of epic fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin. The first book in the series is A game of Thrones. The series is a basis of an immensely popular TV series, Game of Thrones, now in its sixth season. (The premier of season 5 in 2015 had 8 million viewers.) Professor Volk-Birke, and expert on medieval as well as modern English literature, will discuss the medieval traditions on which the series draws and explain the underlying reasons for its popularity.

Alison Mateer

English Department