Spring 2019 not offered
This course will study the evolution of the Arthurian legend from its origins in sixth-century Britain to its development in the 12th-century romances of Chrétien de Troyes. 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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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA)(CGST-MN)(COL)(FRST)(MDST-MN)
Excerpts from various early documents
Geoffrey of Monmouth, L'Histoire des rois de Bretagne
Le Roman de Tristan et d'Yseut
Marie de France, Lanval, Chevrefeuil
Le Lai du cor
Chrétien de Troyes, Erec et Enide, Le Chevalier au lion, Le Chevalier de la charrette, Le Conte du graal
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Exposé and short papers.
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While any student who has completed FREN 215 (with a minimum grade of B) or has placed out of FREN 215 through the placement test may sign up for this course, it is an advanced course intended for students who have already taken two courses in French beyond FREN 215 or already studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Readings, written assignments and class discussions will be in French. Only COL students my take this course CR/U. All others must take it for a letter grade. Students who are not admitted to the course through pre-registration are strongly encouraged to submit an enrollment request and attend the first class.
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