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ENGL.3490: Arthurian Literature

Study of Early British Literature and Traditions

illuminated manuscript
Arthur ambushed by King Lot of Orkney.
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
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Welcome to Arthurian Literature

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.