Romance of Arthur
An exploration of the legend of the Once and Future King, Arthur of Camelot: its roots in Latin chronicles, developments in the Middle Ages, and modern representations in literature and film. Arthurian romance as the vehicle of ideas and ideals about utopia, charismatic leadership, love, and betrayal. Tracing the ways a myth is created, employed and transmitted over centuries by means of textual and historical analysis. Taught in English. One course.