The Real Game of Thrones (Gen Ed 1041)



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Racha Kirakosian

The fantasy world of "The Game of Thrones" is often associated with the European Middle Ages. Why is this the case? What do our associations today tell us about the ways in which we appropriate history and narratives? In this course, we will set out from the fantasy show "Game of Thrones" to explore events, structures, and peoples in medieval history, art, and literature. Students will gain a reflective understanding of medieval culture, society, and religion while engaging in critical discussions on medievalism and orientalism.