Board Members

 PRESIDENT:

Matteo Barbagallo

 

 

Matteo Barbagallo is a doctoral candidate whose research focuses on studying the meaning behind the deep intertextuality in the works of George R.R. Martin. He is the author of several papers and articles on George R.R. Martin’s works and other topics. His knowledge of several languages and the infinite love for the field of Comparative Literature leads him in his quest to find always larger literary connections.

VICE PRESIDENT:

Julie Escurignan

 

 

Julie Escurignan is a doctoral researcher in Film and Television Studies at the University of Roehampton, London. She holds a BA and an MA in Communication Studies from the Sorbonne University and has conducted research at doctoral level at the University of Texas at Austin. She researches questions of cross-media, cross-border and cross-cultural adaptations in television series in association with the AHRC-funded network Media Across Borders. Her thesis, for which she conducts the ‘Game of Thrones Fans Project’, looks at the transmedia experience of Game of Thrones’ transnational fans. She is the author of several book chapters on the subject.

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER:

Elio M. Garcia Jr.

 

 

Elio M. García, Jr. and his partner Linda Antonsson founded Westeros.org, the largest “A Song of Ice and Fire” & “Game of Thrones” website. Their acquaintance with George R.R. Martin eventually led to a collaboration as they co-authored the bestselling setting guide and history, The World of Ice and Fire.

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER:

Linda Antonsson

 

 

Linda Antonsson Linda and her partner Elio García founded Westeros.org, the largest “A Song of Ice and Fire” & “Game of Thrones” website. Their acquaintance with George R.R. Martin eventually led to a collaboration as they co-authored the bestselling setting guide and history, The World of Ice and Fire.

GENERAL SECRETARY:

Jeremy Brett

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Jeremy Brett is an archivist and the Curator of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, Texas A&M University. Cushing Library is the official repository for the archives of George R.R. Martin.  He has also worked at the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Wisconsin Historical Society.  He holds a B.A. in History from George Washington University, and an M.A. and M.L.S. from the University of Maryland-College Park.

TREASURER:

Dr. Louise D’Arcens

 

 

Dr. Louise D’Arcens is Professor in the Department of English at Macquarie University, where she teaches medieval and medievalist literature. Her publications include the books Old Songs in the Timeless Land: Medievalism in Australian Literature 1840-1910 (2011), Comic Medievalism: Laughing at the Middle Ages (2014), and the edited volumes International Medievalism and Popular Culture (2014), Maistresse of My Wit: Medieval Women, Modern Scholars (2004), and the Cambridge Companion to Medievalism (2016). She is currently writing her next book, World Medievalism (forthcoming 2018). She has also published numerous chapters on medievalism as well as articles in journals such as Representations, Screening the Past, Parergon, Studies in Medievalism and Postmedieval.

JOURNAL EDITOR:

Dr. Carolyne Larrington

 

 

Dr. Carolyne Larrington is a Professor of Medieval European Literature at the University of Oxford and teaches medieval English and Icelandic literature at St John’s College, Oxford. She researches into Old Icelandic and Arthurian literature and she also works on medievalism. Carolyne is the author of Winter is Coming: the Medieval World of Game of Thrones (IB Tauris: 2015) and has written a number of book chapters, articles and blogposts on A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones related topics.