FYSE 1507

The Women of Game of Thrones

The Women of /Game of Thrones/
In this seminar we will examine the representation of women in George Martin’s Game of Thrones book series and its popular television adaptation. Introductory theoretical readings on gender, sexuality, race, and class, as well as on audience reception and fan culture will inform our discussion of the major characters in the show. In what ways does the role of women in the show’s fictional socio-political structure shed light on real-world issues of patriarchy, oppression, and violence? What aspects of the HBO series’ representation of women are defined by genre conventions and audience expectations? 3 hrs. sem.
First Year Seminar
First-Year Seminar Program
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Sections in Spring 2020