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Alison Phipps

. Polliver. The Mountain. Rorge. Walder Frey. Tywin Lannister. Beric Dondarrion. 120 PHIPPS 9781526147172 PRINT.indd 120 14/01/2020 13:18 White feminism as war machine This is Arya Stark’s ‘kill list’ from the TV phenomenon Game of Thrones. Early in the series, the young Arya began reciting the names of those who had wronged her. And many of them ended up dead, at the point of Arya’s sword or those of others (in one particularly gruesome scene she kills Walder Frey’s sons and bakes them into a pie, which she serves to him before cutting his throat). Arya is a

in Me, not you
Bryan Fanning

feature of debates about the future of the Irish language after independence was that these, by necessity, took place in English. The free Irish people mostly chose to read novels and newspapers in English. Writers as different as Canon Sheehan, Frank O’Connor, James Joyce, John McGahern and Maeve Binchy all wrote about what it was to be Irish in English. People went to the cinema where English became, once the talkies arrived, the language of romance and adventure. Their greatgrandchildren most probably know more about Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones than the Táin

in Irish adventures in nation-building