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Middle English Literature: Malory's Morte D'Arthur

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Lucy Perry
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2006 -> 2006

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre d'été
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Non
Crédits: 0


Composed around 1469 by a Sir Thomas Malory, knight-prisoner, in England, at a time of rebellion and civil war, on the border of the late medieval and the early modern periods, Le Morte Darthur narrates far more than just Arthur's death. We hear about the adventures of various knights of the Round Table, the quest for the Holy Grail, we are told about the events that lead to Merlin's death, the love between Launcelot and Guenevere, and the troubled relationship between Arthur and his sister, Morgan le Fay. These stories live in the imagination of many for, just as Malory himself was turning to well-known stories for his material, so many have turned to Malory's collection for inspiration as the story is retold, revised and adapted in poetry, novel, film, comic-strip and art. Malory's sources and his legacy, as well as the cultural, social and historical context of this work will provide material for discussion to accompany the textual work of the seminar.


Text: Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, edited by Stephen H. A. Shepherd, (New York & London: Norton, 2005), available from BASTA.

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