The Legend of King Arthur in Literature and Film

ENGLISH 286

The legend of the “Once and Future King,” Arthur of Camelot, has fascinated poets, artists, writers, and filmmakers. Students will read and view different versions of the Arthur legend, from the earliest surviving sixth-century witness to the legend to modern films. Focusing on the themes of leadership, gender, and love, students will explore how each work understands Arthur and his milieu and the implications of each vision for the political and cultural world in which it originates. Taught in English. No prerequisites.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • GERMAN 275
  • MEDREN 315
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring