ENG 315 The Romance of Arthur

A study of the literature surrounding the figure of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, from 
 its origins in the early Middle Ages to the present. Readings drawn from such works as the Arthurian
 romances of Chretien de Troyes, the Middle English verse romance Gawain and the Green Knight ,
 Malory's Morte Darthur, Tennyson's Idylls of the King, Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's
 Court , and Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon . We will also consider offshoots of Arthurian
 legend in the visual arts, opera, and such films as Excalibur, The Fisher King, and Monty Python and the
 Holy Grail.