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Medieval Legend and Myth in the British Isles
ENGL 223
Fall 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MDST 293

This course will explore myths and legends--such as Robin Hood and King Arthur--originating in the British Isles and closely related surrounding cultures. From the dry wit to be found in Icelandic works such as "Hrafnkel's saga" and "Thrym's poem" to the passionate injustice in the Irish "Exile of the Sons of the Uisliu," these works will challenge the way that our society continues to circulate the figures of the virtuous robber, the loathly lady, the heroic warrior, and the chivalric knight. Texts will be in translation, with a few selections in Middle English. In addition to reading the original texts and considering the rich social tapestry that produced them, we will consider modern versions of these figures in movies.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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