Warrior Women: The Trope

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A Warrior Woman may be many things, but she must first and foremost (okay, not really, but anyway): be tough not be a damsel in distress (for the most part, at least) elect… Continue reading

“We Have Always Fought”

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The Story Behind Our Project’s Title

English 146: Fantasy Literature Group Project + Group Members

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Project + Group Members

Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings

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Eowyn has a fair face and hair that shines like a river of gold. She is slender and tall and at a glance, you will know that she is strong and stern as… Continue reading

Brienne from A Song of Ice and Fire

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Brienne is the daughter of Lord Selwyn the Evenstar. They usually call her ‘Beauty,’ but only to mock her. Her features are broad and course. She has prominent and crooked teeth and her… Continue reading

Warrior Women in History

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Hua Mulan (China) There can’t be a discussion of warrior women in history without mentioning Mulan. I mean, she’s the only one with a Disney movie. The first mention of Mulan is in… Continue reading

Warrior Women in TV and Film

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 Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) At first glance, she looks like the first one to die in a horror movie: blonde, not super smart, cheerleader, she’s definitely gonna be the one to run… Continue reading

An Interview with Carrie Vaughn and Kelley Armstrong on Women in Urban Fantasy, Conducted and Written by Sandra Wickham for Fantasy Magazine

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Sandra Wickham raised important and interesting questions about the role of women in fantasy literature and how the idea of women “destroying” the genre of urban fantasy affects authors Carrie Vaughn and Kelley… Continue reading

Warrior Women as Supporting Characters: Ygritte from A Song of Ice and Fire

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In G.R.R. Martin’s world of A Song of Fire and Ice, the wildings are the people who inhabit the area north of the Wall. They were considered barbaric by the people from south… Continue reading

Warrior Women as Supporting Characters: Clarisse LaRue from Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

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The Percy Jackson series revolves around the titular character, Percy Jackson, and his adventures, which are really just him trying to not get killed by monsters from Greek mythology, after finding out that… Continue reading

An Interview With George R. R. Martin on his Female Characters, Conducted and Written by Jessica Salter for The Telegraph

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George R.R. Martin answers questions regarding the women in his novels, and how, even with all the sexualisation of women, female audiences are still attracted to his stories. The author raises a number… Continue reading

Book Recommendations: Warrior Women as Supporting Characters

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Here are some books which feature Warrior Women as supporting characters. They may not be in the spotlight, but they still kick some serious butt. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling Chronicles… Continue reading