If you’re looking for some sort of core elective that won’t make you want to blow your brains out like “Women’s Studies,” maybe it’s time to take the Game Of Thrones summer class at UVA. Lisa Woolfork, a professor at UVA, has started a four-week English seminar that revolves around the A Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones for everyone out there who doesn’t read the books) series.
“‘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,’ Woolfork, an associate professor of English, said. “‘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.’”
When the fuck will Winter get here? Does Ygritte’s carpet match her drapes? Who ACTUALLY sent out the hit on Bran wayy back in season 1, because we never figured that out now have we? And who the fuck is this??
Hopefully the class will answer these questions.