HNRS 335.501 - Dr. Janice Bogstad

Game of Thrones: Fiction + TV Epic

This course will parallel the narrative structures in the fictional works with episodes from the TV series, examine the historical sources for Martin’s novels, and expand our understanding of book-into-film strategies and challenges. Additional topics will include transformation in character development from one medium to another, comparisons between the creations of an individual writer and multiple creative minds characteristic of the visual media, such as costuming, shooting-geographies linked with tourism and fan- and reception-cultures in the age of social media.

Meet the Professor

I have worked in Library Technical Services at UW Eau Claire since 1990, first as Collection Manager, then as Collection and Electronic Resources Manager, then as Head of the Technical Services unit and Collection Manager, managing budgets and overseeing cataloging and acquisitions of all material types.  

I have been involved with the Women's, Gender and Sexualities since 1990 when I joined the faculty of the McIntyre Library. I have been an 'Affiliate' since the beginning of that designation.  I have served on various committees in Women's Studies since 1992, most recently several times on the Curriculum Committee, and as a judge for Women's Studies Awards. I enjoy teaching and working with students on their research. I've also taught and either designed or assisted in design of Women's Studies 100, 200, 250, 396, 496, on such topics as Introduction to Feminist Theory, Women and Chinese culture, Women and Literature, and Research Methods.  I have directed or served on MA committees on feminist topics for English, and supervised a number of independent-studies students. 

I also teach in the Honors Program and have directed or served on MA committees for English, and supervised a number of independent-studies students in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, as well as Literary Studies.