Mar 23, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RE 230 Fantastical Literature in Visual Media

The course focuses on Game of Thrones, the novel and the visual adaptation from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series to explore such theories as the hero’s journey, heroine’s journeys, ring theory, alchemy, psychology, and symbolic expression to explore not only the creation and translation of the story to visual media, but the ways in which symbolic and religious expression informed the story’s internal structure, as well as plot. The alchemical structure of the stories will be viewed alongside the alchemical symbolism influencing the religions, philosophies, and morals within the world. Comparisons to religions in our world, and as well as an exploration of what takes visual media from the secular to the sacred will be also be considered. What religious cues can be found within the text, and how do they translate into the visual storytelling behind the popular TV series?