Arthurian Literature

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Course No: ENGL.3490-031; SIS Class Nbr: 13821; SIS Term: 2810
Course Status: Open

Course Description

Will examine works in modern English translation from a variety of genres (romance, history, tragedy, epic) that tell stories of the mythical King Arthur and the knights and ladies of his courtly world. The course will focus primarily on texts of the medieval and renaissance periods, but will include attention to nineteenth- and twentieth-century versions in poetry, prose, art, music and film.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

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  • Special Notes:
  • Section Notes: P: ENGL.1020. Why do stories about King Arthur and the knights and ladies of his court have such enduring appeal? Did Arthur really exist, and when did these legends begin? How and why have they been adapted through the centuries? How have Arthurian adaptations both influenced and reflected ideas about chivalry, heroism, love, gender and spirituality? In this course, you will explore such questions through readings ranging from medieval chronicles and courtly romance to Victorian and contemporary versions of these age-old tales.;
  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: Katherine Shrieves
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2018: Sep 05 to Dec 09
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: B.A. in English

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