University of Virginia will offer a four week course on the HBO series Game of Thrones. The course will be taught by Associate Professor of English Lisa Woolfork.
One of the goals behind this class was to teach students how the skills that we use to study literature are very useful skills for reading literature and TV in conjunction. Game of Thrones is popular, it’s interesting, but it’s also very serious. There are a lot of things in the series that are very weighty, and very meaningful and can be illuminated through the skills of literary analysis.