Spring 2007 not offered
MDST 234, FREN 234|
This course will study the evolution of the Arthurian legend from its origins in 6th-century Britain to its fullest development in the 13th-century French Lancelot-Grail cycle. The course will look at the way the various developments of the legend were rooted in specific historical circumstances and yet contributed to the elaboration of a rich and complex narrative that has been appropriated in different ways by each succeeding period of western European culture.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FRST-MN)(FRST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RMST)
Excerpts from various early documents
Geoffrey of Monmouth, L'HISTOIRE DES ROIS DE BRETAGNE, LE ROMAN DE TRISTAN ET ISEUT
Marie de France, LANVAL LE LAI DU COR
Chrétien de Troyes, EREC ET ENIDE, LE CHEVALIER AU LION, LE CHEVALIER DE LA CHARRETTE, LE CONTE DU GRAAL
|Examination and Assignments: |
Frequent short papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is intended for students who have completed a French course numbered 215 or higher, preferably 223 or 224.