CWL 199 AH - Undergraduate Open Seminar
Credit: 1 to 5 hours. Course Information: Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.
Now that HBO's blockbuster series is over, it is time to critically study Game of Thrones as a reflection of our times. This course will introduce cornerstones of the classical and modern theory of sovereignty and theories of violence in the context of G.R.R. Martin's popular novels as well as the TV series. We will probe the contemporary relevance and popularity of this material in relation to questions of adaptation, representing violence, tragedy, individual agency, myth (vs. history), realism (vs. fantasy), environmental catastrophe and geopolitics. While Game of Thrones is obviously not a work of German literature, it addresses theoretical and literary-historical discourses that are prominently represented in the German context.
Option 1Number of Required Visit(s): 0
Course Level: Undergraduate