E 311: Legends of Arthur


311 Schedule

 

Nov

We meet TTH 11:15 am - 12:30pm in Bartlett.

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WEEK 13 Malory

    Tu 28 Nov. Morte D'Arthur

    • Read Part One, "The Tale of King Arthur," pp. 1-94.

     

    Th 30 Nov. Morte D'Arthur

    • Read Part Three, "The Tale of Sir Launcelot du Lac, pp. 118-137.

Chrétien and Beroul relied on their audiences to understand Christian symbolism (while the Vulgate authors explained these symbols explicitly), and the Mabinogion relied on one's knowledge of Celtic myth. Does Malory rely on any such body of knowlege? If so, what? If not, and these tales are neither mythic nor religious, then what are they?