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Valerie Estelle Frankel has won a Dream Realm Award, an Indie Excellence Award, and a USA Book News National Best Book Award for her Henry Potty parodies. She's the author of many books on pop culture, including From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine's Journey in Myth and Legend, Buffy and the Heroine's Journey, Winning the Game of Thrones: The Host of Characters and their Agendas, Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in The Hunger Games, An Unexpected Parody, Teaching with Harry Potter, Harry Potter: Still Recruiting, Doctor Who and the Hero's Journey, and Doctor Who - The What, Where, and How. Once a lecturer at San Jose State University, she's a frequent speaker on fantasy, myth, and pop culture. Come explore her latest research at VEFrankel.com.

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Valerie Estelle Frankel has been a storyteller, an award-winning novelist, and a lecturer at San Jose State University. The author of four recent books on popular culture and more than 100 stories and essays, she lives in Sunnyvale, California.

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Entertaining and educational 22 July 2014
By Sumiko Saulson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book reads like a scholarly treatise on women in the television program. It approaches the subject from four major angles.

1) The women in the television series as they compare to their counterparts in the original book series A Song of Ice and Fire.

2) The women in the series and the books as they compare to their historical counterparts. They are compared to medieval women, particularly as they were around the time of the War of the Roses (which is what Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire are based on).

3) The women characters as they compare to the male characters in terms of things like the ability to act autonomously, or personal motivation. This part of the of material deals heavily with tropes and archetypes in fiction.

4) The women as viewed through the lens of modern feminism.

The book succeeds at being entertaining while conveying a tremendous body of well-researched, thoroughly cited material.
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