Middlebury

FMMC 0228

HBO's Game of Thrones

HBO’s Game of Thrones: A Global Cultural Phenomenon
In this course we will study the HBO series Game of Thrones as a global cultural phenomenon. We’ll explore the series’ development from a straightforward television adaptation to a transmedia narrative set in a recognizable visual universe. We will examine how the series reinvents the fantasy genre within the changing media landscape and how issues of race, class, and gender affect the production and reception of the series on a global scale. We will also consider the material ways in which the series’ fans engage with the universe of the show through the consumption and creation of merchandising, cosplay, fanfiction, and blogs. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Film & Media Culture
Department:
Film & Media Culture
Division:
Arts
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART SOC
Equivalent Courses:
FYSE 1507 *

Sections

Spring 2020

FMMC0228A-S20 Lecture

Spring 2019

FMMC0228A-S19 Lecture (Dobreva)