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F407 Spring 2019 The Arthurian Legend: Past and Present

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F407 Spring 2019 The Arthurian Legend: Past and Present
Wednesdays, 9:40–11:05, Mar. 27 –Apr. 17
Four sessions
Instructor: Amelia Rutledge
Class limit: 40

This course will deal less with the question “was there a King Arthur?” than with the affirmation that “there are many Arthurs now.” The Celtic warlord became a king in the romances of Chrétien de Troyes, who added Lancelot and the Grail to the legend; a Celtic madman/prophet became the king's wizard. Sir Thomas Malory and Alfred, Lord Tennyson present us with today's best-known versions of the legends. We will also examine the Arthurian legend in the visual arts and the legend retold by contemporary writers.
  • Mar. 27: Arthur and Merlin: Celtic and Latin sources.
  • Apr. 3: King/Queen; Court/Grail Quest.
  • Apr. 10: Rescuing Arthurian Legend: Sir Thomas Malory and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
  • Apr. 17: The Legend in the Arts/The Legend Renewed.
Amelia A. Rutledge retired from the English department at George Mason University where she taught courses in medieval literature, science fiction, fantasy, and children's literature. She holds a PhD in medieval studies from Yale University.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Tallwood Campus

Amelia Rutledge 

Class Fee: 


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/27/2019 - 4/17/2019 Weekly - Wed 9:40 AM - 11:05 AM Fairfax, Tallwood Campus  Map, Room: TA-1 Amelia Rutledge 

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