ENG-213 Introduction to Arthurian Literature

This course surveys changing literary responses to the legend of King Arthur, from its misty historical origins in early medieval Britain, through the flowering of Arthurian romance in the High Middle Ages, to various post-Romantic re-imaginings of the Arthurian material. We will ask, among other things, why this material retained its tenacious hold on the Western European (and, later, the American) imagination, and especially how authors continued to find new uses for stories long separated from their originating cultural conditions.(Introduction to Literary Studies) Prerequisites: FYS-101 or FYS-110


3 credits