The Arthurian Legend on Film|
This course will serve both as an introduction to the Arthurian legend and to its cinematographic representation since the 1940s. Medieval texts will be paired with films that are "based" -- more or less closely -- on them. We will consider the ways in which these stories are told in literature and in film and the differences between them. We will also consider the ways in which the legend was used to address both medieval and modern preoccupations.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FRST-MN)(FRST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Lacy, Norris J. and James J. Wilhelm, THE ROMANCE OF ARTHUR; Nennius; HISTORY OF THE BRITONS; Chrétien de Troyes, THE STORY OF THE GRAIL; THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR; Antoine Fuqua, KING ARTHUR; Doug Lefler, THE LAST LEGION; Eric Rohmer, PERCEVAL LE GALLOIS (PERCEVAL THE WELSHMAN); Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL; Jean Cocteau, LE RETOUR ÉTERNEL (THE ETERNAL RETURN); Kevin Reynolds, TRISTAN & ISOLDE; Robert Bresson, LANCELOT DU LAC (LANCELOT OF THE LAKE); Jerry Zucker, FIRST KNIGHT; Richard Thorpe, THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE; Joshua Logan, CAMELOT; John Boorman, EXCALIBUR; George Romero, KNIGHTRIDERS.
|Instructor(s): Rider,Jeff Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 9||FR: 9|