The final season of Game of Thrones begins this Sunday night, April 14.  Virginia Tech professor of Medieval Studies and chair of the department of Religion and Culture, Matthew Gabriele is available to discuss potential plot twists and what we already know about the last 6 episodes of the popular fantasy show.

Gabriele is an expert on the European Middle Ages, as well as how that period is remembered in the modern world – both in formal history writing and in pop culture - with a focus on the Crusades, kingship, nostalgia, and apocalypse.  He has taught a popular course on the Game of Thrones during the university’s winter sessions.   

Quoting Gabriele

“The season promises to be the culmination of everything, ending with the "Battle of Winterfell," the final confrontation between the armies of the living and the dead that lasts for almost an hour of screen time.”

“If understanding the European Middle Ages can help us understand Game of Thrones, and vice-versa, then we might understand this final season as Westeros' apocalypse. This is the final end of their history, the cosmic battle between good and evil that's been building since the very first scene of the show, the return of the White Walkers.”

Read more about Professor Gabriele

Expertise featured in the Washington Post a number of times, on KCBS Radio, and WTOP, among others. 

Schedule an interview:

Matt Gabriele is available for print and broadcast interviews now, or at any time during the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.  Contact Bill Foy by email or phone at 540-998-0288. Virginia Tech’s television and radio studio can broadcast live HD audio and video to networks, news agencies, and affiliates.