E 311: Legends of Arthur


311 Schedule

 

Oct

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

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WEEK 5 The Great Chrétien

    Tu 3 Oct. Erec and Enide

    • Read Chrétien de Troyes, Erec & Enide.
    • visuals of some 12th-C churches.

     

    Th 5 Oct. Cliges

    • Read Chrétien de Troyes, Cliges.
Are there allegorical values to the gardens in these tales? To the wastelands, forests, and streams? What do they represent, either in the affects of human society, or in the psychomachia of medieval inquiry? What does each knight/king desire? How is that desire differentiated from love? Are there proper and improper objects of love? How do we know? Who, in these stories, decides on the propriety of love, who is the arbiter and judge?