ENG 401: Advanced Studies in Medieval Literature. Arthurian Legend

Dr. Baragona 3 credits

          ENG 401: Advanced Studies in Medieval Literature is a seminar-style topics course.  The topic for this class is Arthurian Legend.  Along with the Bible and Classical myths, tales of King Arthur are among the most widespread of European literary traditions.  This course will explore the origin and development of the legend from the earliest surviving mention of Arthur to Sir Thomas Malory's grand compendium at the end of the Middle Ages in England.  Students will study texts originally written in Welsh, Latin, Old French, Middle High German, and Middle English.  Each student will complete a term-long research project and present it to the class.  Enrollment cap: minimum 10, maximum 15.


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