ENGL 25300 The Arthurian Legend

GE-Human Culture: Literature In this course you will explore the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Our course themes may include the Arthurian legend from a global perspective, examining how it appears in literatures from around the world, or it may focus specifically on the English, or European, traditions; it may focus specifically on the earliest Arthurian legends of the Middle Ages, or on modern representations of the Arthurian legend in literature and on television and film. As we read and discuss a variety of representations of the legend, you will consider major themes—chivalry, courtesy, honor, loyalty, treason, betrayal, friendship, adventure, quest, gender and masculinity, violence—and major characters, including King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, and Sir Gawain, that have made these stories legendary and contribute to their continued popularity today.




ENGL 15000 or EPP 15000 with a C or better.