From books to television to the classroom, "Game of Thrones" cannot be stopped.
That's right. The hit HBO series inspired by George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire has found its way into University of Virginia classrooms. According to UVA Today, the discussion-based class will be taught by associate professor of English Lisa Woolfork.
"I think this is awesome," Evan Sacks, a UVA graduate, told The Huffington Post. "It would be fascinating to discuss the show's complexities in an academic setting. I haven't had many opportunities to have intellectual conversations about the show, and it would be fun to do so on a day-to-day basis."
Summer courses are held every day for a couple hours, according to Sacks, who added that he wished he could still enroll.
But don't be thrown off by the seemingly laid-back nature of the course.
“One of the goals behind this class was to teach students how the skills that we use to study literature are very useful skills for reading literature and TV in conjunction,” Woolfork told UVA Today. “‘Game of Thrones’ is popular, it’s interesting, but it’s also very serious. There are a lot of things in the series that are very weighty, and very meaningful and can be illuminated through the skills of literary analysis.”
News of the college class is just another milestone for "Game of Thrones," which recently surpassed 'The Sopranos' for most viewers in HBO history.
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