Harvard to Offer ‘Game of Thrones’ Themed Course
How big of a Game of Thrones fan are you? Are you a big enough fan that it bugs you when people call the series Game of Thrones, when you know it's actually A Song of Ice and Fire? Well, if you are, Harvard might have the course for you.
Now the class isn't just about the books and show. The class looks at the way the books and the show:
"echoes and adapts, as well as distorts the history and culture of the 'medieval world' of Eurasia from c. 400 to 1500 CE" by exploring " a set of archetypal characters at the heart of Game of Thrones — the king, the good wife, the second son, the adventurer, and so on — with distinct analogues in medieval history, literature, religion, and legend," according to a description of the course provided to TIME by one of its professors, Sean Gilsdorf, a medieval historian and Administrative Director and Lecturer on Medieval Studies.
Of course, no matter how much you enjoy A Song of Ice and Fire, you'd still have to get into Harvard to take the course.