Campaign School: A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin has created a fantasy world in his series A Song of Ice and Fire that with the popularity of the HBO show A Game of Thrones has drawn in a growing number of us who are curious as to what will happen when winter comes.
Fiction and narrative is inherently a reflection of the time in which the author lives and thinks. Therefore what can we learn from A Game of Thrones as it applies to contemporary politics. What meaning can we find from the metaphors found in these books and shows that can inform our own world.
Join us to discuss, analyze, and riff off the parallels between the seven kingdoms and our own society. Why does this particular narrative have such wide appeal, and where will the franchise go from here.
As our Campaign School enters it's summer season, let us reflect on the advance of winter in Westeros and extrapolate what that means for our own political environment, and the contests we expect to come, whether federal Liberal leadership, or U.S. Presidential election.
Metaviews presents a participatory series dedicated to sharing insights into political participation — from running for office, to rallying around a cause, to engaging in punditry through all forms of media.
Sessions will consist of debating, dissecting and discussing best practices, strategies and the necessary steps to succeed in having a voice heard in the political arena.
Campaign School will look at the emerging issues in both government and society, evaluate what it takes for a candidate or issue to click with voters and review lessons learned from recent political history. Whether you have entertained taking a run at public office, or just want to be a more engaged observer, each session will have something different to offer.