The Legend of King Arthur in Literature and Film


The legend of the 'Once and Future King,' Arthur of Camelot, has fascinated poets, artists, writers, and filmmakers. Students will read and view different versions of the Arthur legend, from the earliest surviving sixth-century witness to the legend to modern films. Focusing on the themes of leadership, gender, and love, students will explore how each work understands Arthur and his milieu and the implications of each vision for the political and cultural world in which it originates. Taught in English. No prerequisites.
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Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • ENGLISH 286
  • GERMAN 275
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring