This Unique College Class is Dedicated to Game of Thrones

By: Katherine Pendrill - Aug 4, 2016
References: engl.virginia.edu & winteriscoming.net
As part of its Special Topics in Literature series, the University of Virginia is running a unique college course dedicated to the popular fantasy series 'Game of Thrones.' While there are a number of college courses that have explored the series from different angles, this class aims to tackle both the book and TV adaptation.

The University of Virginia's Game of Thrones class is a unique college course that looks at the literary work of George R. R. Martin and the HBO series based on his work. The course will consider the literary value of the books, while also examining the visual representation of the series on television. As outlined in the course description, the class will involve discussions on topics such as characterization, racial and cultural allegory and promiscuous identification.

With many students already familiar with Game of Thrones, the course offers a unique way to explore different literary subjects.