King Arthur

Alexandra Hellebrand
Day/Time Taught: 
TR 11:00-12:15
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Mystery, adventure, love and death, the Holy Grail…long before Monty Python there "really" was King Arthur. In this course, we are going to explore the legends of King Arthur that have fascinated audiences across time, across genres (epic, novel, film, art, music), and across national boundaries. There are elements of the legends that remain constant through all versions. Nevertheless, each new writer interprets the Arthurian story anew for his/her own audience in a unique time and place. Thus the legends of Arthur tell us not only about the Round Table and the Grail, but they also reflect our visions of ourselves: our ideas and ideals of nation, of rulership, of history, of community. In addition, these legends reveal our hopes for the future, as they continually reinvent the story of the once and future King(rex quondam et futurus).

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The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

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