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Undergraduate Course Details
Number ENL 440
Title Arthurian Literature
Credits 3.0
Distribution DI
Prerequisites ENG102, ENL 102, ENG102E, ENL102ESL, ENG103, ENL 103, ENG106H, or ENL106H and at least one course at the 200-level or permission of the chairperson


This course is a study of a literary tradition beginning with the historical Arthur of the Middle Ages and concluding with the Arthur of modern times. Readings will include Geoffrey of Monmouth, the Mabinogion, Chretien, Marie de France, Gottfried, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Malory, Tennyson, Twain, Dorothy Parker, T.H. White, and others. Class time will be devoted to lectures on background and to interpretation of specific works primarily through discussion and readings of critical papers. Not open to students who have received credit for ENG424.